Kingston University London

Course Introduction

The growing games industry is now larger than the film industry. Interactive media radically and continually changes how we experience our world ' in gaming, entertainment, science and education. This course teaches specialist skills for the highly competitive computer games industry, such as: games programming, artificial intelligence, testing, media, graphics, animation, mathematics and physics, alongside programming'orientated computer science.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to computer games; games fundamentals; programming essentials; practical programming; introductory mathematics; light, sound and motion; fundamentals of computer imagery. Year 2: Computer games development; strategy and intelligent games; advanced programming concepts; operation systems and networking; multimedia design; computer generated imagery and sound 2. Year 3: Advanced games programming; games production; project; advanced multimedia; options: Virtual reality; computer vision; computer animation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112

Key Course Information

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69% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 64%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 85%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 56
Studying 16
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 22
Unknown 3

28% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 13%

Total Coursework: 87%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation