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DT508
Games Design

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4 Years
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Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts, theories and models pertaining to the study of game design and the manner in which they can be applied to both entertainment and non-entertainment uses.

They will have a good understanding of game programming, production, audio design and testing. They will have an ability to analyse and determine the appropriate approach to game design, mechanics, controls and the context within which they are used. They will employ advanced skills from specialist areas to achieve goals, including the design and implementation of complex game systems, the documentation of the design process and the testing and deployment of the resulting system. They will have an ability to apply game design techniques to solving real world problems.

Students will make and release to the public at least 10 games and design hundreds more throughout the course of the programme from board games to mobile games to desktop games will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement or service learning and civic engagement.

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Note: Information for 2019 Entry
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CITXX Information Technology
5M0529 Software Development
5M17817 Software Development
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
5M5048 Creative Media



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Graduates from this programme can expect to follow a number of career paths. Many will want to innovate in the games industry, release their own games and setup a studio. Our business modules in 4th year facilitate that. Others will be very employable within the existing games industry as game designers, programmers and testers. As games are prolific in areas like education and marketing, graduates could gain employment in these industries as game designers.



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