Taught course

Games Development

Institution
Teesside University · School of Computing
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

2.2 degree (or above) or significantly documented relevant industry experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Casual games studios now make up a high percentage of the UK games industry, producing games that are easy to pick up and play through websites, social networking sites, mobile phones, tablets and games consoles . Subject matter is typically non-violent, and gameplay often incorporates puzzle solving or an exciting twist on a simple mechanic.

This games development master’s course gives you the business, theoretical and practical skills needed to succeed in this rapidly growing industry. You learn to develop compelling games with exciting mechanics and strong gameplay, both as an individual and as part of a team. While the main focus is on casual games development, the skills we teach also apply to roles within the broader games industry.

As well as developing core theoretical and practical design skills, you also develop your entrepreneurial abilities to equip you for work as an independent developer in the social, casual and mobile games field.

Information for international students

An IELTS score of 6 or equivalent is required as evidence of English language.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
8 months

PGCert

part time
12 months
full time
4 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment35
Creative work35
Dissertation30 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Rachael Jarvis
Email
scm-enquiries@tees.ac.uk
Phone
01642 342639
Fax
01642 230527