Taught course

Video Games Development (Gamer Camp)

Birmingham City University · Faculty of Performance, Media and English

Entry requirements

Programming applicants must have: - Object-orientated programming skills - Experience working with Windows, Mac OS or Linux APIs - Must be able to present at interview a game demo or design document for a game - Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related discipline is desired. Games Artist applicants: - Ability to draw (e.g. character design, environment design, concept boards) - 2D & ideally 3D design skills - Animation skills - Must be able to present at interview a game demo, portfolio, design document or application - Degree in art, design, graphic, visual communications, animation or related discipline is desired.

MA Video Games DevelopmentMSc Video Games Development

Months of entry


Course content

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.

On Gamer Camp: Pro, there are no classroom lectures, distance learning, dissertations or exams. Instead, you'll eat, sleep and breathe games with intensive tuition from industry pros with experience at big-name developers like Free Radical Design, Electronic Arts and Codemasters.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Gamer Camp
+(44) 0121 202 4818