Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Video Games Development (Gamer Camp: Pro)

The programme has been created in partnership with the likes of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Codemasters, Rare and Exient. It aims to help students become a perfect recruit for a career in the games industry, with not just the skills, but also the experience they will need. Students will get specialist skills training, mentoring and support from leading game developers, the chance to design and build a working game that can be published, and experience at every stage of the games development cycle. Students will receive real game briefs, training and mentoring from industry partners such as Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Exient, Rare and Codemasters.

Entry requirements

Programming applicants should have, and be able to demonstrate: Object-orientated programming skills, preferably C++; Experience working with Windows, Mac OS or Linux API's; degree in computer science, mathematics, physics or related discipline is desired but not essential; we'd like to see a real-time demo and its source code (see website for more information). Games Artist applicants should have, and be able to demonstrate: Ability to draw (e.g. character design, environment design, concept boards); 2D and ideally 3D design skills; animation skills; must be able to present at interview a game demo or game assets and a portfolio of work (see website for more information); degree in art, design, graphic, visual communications, animation or related discipline is desired but not essential.

Course modules

Games artists: art fundamentals of game development; 2D game art production and delivery; 3D game development art; art for console game prototypes; video game professional art practice. Programmers: programming fundamentals of game development; 2D game programming production and delivery; 3D game development programming; programming for console game prototypes; video game professional programming practice.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
NTI Birmingham Birmingham B5 5JU West Midlands

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