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Staffordshire University

  • Staffordshire University, in the heart of England, offers leading courses in Entertainment Technology, including Games Technology, Visual Effects, Film and Music.

    In the Faculty of Art and Creative Technology, the Games Design program area has been offering undergraduate, and post graduate degrees since 2004. We provide a forward thinking, complete digital learning environment, which focuses on games development from day one, and helps students to build a portfolio of games which they can put your name to by the time they graduate.

    With guest lectures and workshops from guru’s within the games industry we aim to give students the best possible experience. This supports lectures, tutorials, group games development projects and online learning in an effort to give students the opportunity to follow their chosen career paths in the games industry,

    Our 4 main awards in the games design program area include

    • BSc(Hons) Computer Games Design
    • BSc(Hons) Computer Gameplay Design and Production
    • BSc(Hons) Games Technical Art
    • BSc(Hons) Games Design and Programming

    Other Games Related awards include

    • BSc(Hons) Games Concept Design
    • BSc(Hons) Computer Games Programming

    More information can be found at our Games Design Website

    At Staffordshire University we are constantly striving to build connections and engage in an ongoing dialogue with developers, industry professionals, and our alumni in studios, ensuring we are constantly meeting the recruitment needs of the industry. By teaching real skills and not software, we strive to ensure that our students can be a real asset to employers. By encouraging students to take responsibility for their learning, to develop self- motivation, and a willingness to constantly improve we push every student to leave the course with a positive exit trajectory

    We have developed our courses to meet with the expected standards of the IGDA, Skillset, (which we're currently in the process of acquiring for the Games Technical Art award) and the IET accrediting bodies. We're a member of UKIE and are constantly looking to expand our industry contacts.

    The school of computing within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and Science has a reputation within the computing industry sector for creating graduates with the technical skills, creative abilities and vision to succeed in what is one of the most fascinating and varied career sectors.
    Our researchers make use of our Games Development and Usability Lab is at the cutting edge of software testing. With funding from Advantage West Midlands and HEIF (Higher Education Innovation Fund) the University has been able to construct a lab that is at the cutting edge of usability game research. The recent upgrade of the lab with FaceReader 4.0 software coupled with the use of wireless biometric measuring equipment will enable our research team to analyse human emotions in games and provide the potential for developing a Fear Index enhancing the PEGI (Pan European Games Information) system for rating games content and offering more relevant information for the consumer.

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