BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology: Top-up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2018
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    The Open University
  • Cost
    TBC
  • Centre Location
    Taunton
  • Course Description

    Succeeding in the field of Games Technology involves a combination of technical aptitude and commercial and creative know-how. That’s exactly what our degree programmes are intended to equip you with, meaning that you’ll stand every chance of landing your dream job once you graduate.

    The BSc (Hons) top-up follows a modular structure and takes your learning and skills to a further level.

    Modules include:

    • Final Major Games Project
    • Digital Sound Processing
    • Computer Games Prototyping
    • 3D Graphics Programming
    • 2D Texture Manipulation - optional module
    • Collaborative Working and Entrepreneurial Skills - optional module
    Awarding Body: The Open University


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  • Teaching and Assessment

    You will be taught and supported by highly experienced and dedicated tutors, and gain plenty of hands-on experience in our excellent laboratories and workshops.

    A feature of the course is the use of in-course assessment while other modules are assessed by the course teaching team using assignments, case studies, presentations and examinations. There is also an assessed compulsory period of work experience.

  • Progression Opportunities

    Graduates have gone on to roles as technical artists or games programmers, as well as a wide spectrum of other jobs in the creative media sector.

  • Career Progression

    You will have a set of skills and competencies, very attractive to employers in the games industry as a potential Technical Artist or Games Programmer, for example, as well as a wide spectrum of other areas in the creative media sector including mobile device programming, graphics and digital art.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English and Maths or Equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy. 

    Applicants with English as their second language must have minimum IELTS Level 6 or equivalent.