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Computer games

Play, design and build games at our development studio as you create a portfolio to launch your career in this multi-billion pound industry.

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Computer Games Art

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full time
,
4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
Accredited by:

TIGA

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Computer Games Design

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
,
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Develop skills in computer game design and user experience design
  • Use industry-standard game engines to create characters and environments
  • Build a portfolio to showcase your creative skills

Computer Games Programming

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Learn to create computer games
  • Develop specialist skills in areas such as gameplay and AI
  • Use industry-standard programming languages and software

Computer Games Technology

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Accredited by:

TIGA

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Mobile Game Design and Development

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 year with foundation year
Course features
  • Create and develop your own mobile games
  • Use the latest software and motion capture equipment
  • Explore the game design process from planning to QA and implementation

Visual Effects

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Become a skilled visual effects artist
  • Learn to work with programmers and developers in the video games and VFX industries
  • Work on live briefs from leading games companies
Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
24 months part-time
Accredited by:

TIGA

TIGA logo
Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
24 months part-time
Accredited by:

TIGA

TIGA logo
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Amplify Your Summer

We're running a free Character Design residential programme for Year 12 students at our Cambridge campus this July. Find out more and apply for your taster of student life.

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