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  • Sheffield Hallam University

    -- Sheffield, South Yorkshire 
  • Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1WB
  • 0114 225 3152
  • [email protected]
  • MSc Game Software Development (MSc, 12 Months)
    For a position in Game Design

    BSc Game Software Development (BSc, 4 Years)
    For a position in Game Design

    MA Animation for Computer Games (MA/MFA, 12 Months)
    For a position in Game Design

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Out of state: 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
  • Computer Games courses at Sheffield Hallam

    Entertainment software is a booming and expanding sector. The industry has a multi-billion pound turnover and growth areas include design and development of computer games, interactive TV and mobile communication. The games industry requires skilled engineers with a good business approach, our courses have been developed with to meet the entertainment industry needs.

    Undergraduate Courses

    You have a choice of studying full-time over 3 years, or for 4 years sandwich - undertaking a one year industrial placement in between the 2nd and final years. We encourage all students to undertake a placement. The Professional Experience and Employment Unit (PEEU) will help you find a placement. The following links will take you to the course summary in the online prospectus

    • BSc Games Software Development - This is a four-year technical course covering C++ programming, 3D graphics, DirectX, OpenGL, software engineering techniques, project management and mathematics. Includes 1 year industrial placement.
    • BA Games Design - A four-year course for those with artistic talents, covering process of games design and producing graphics and other digital content for games. Also provides an awareness of the games industry, animation and photography skills. Includes 1 year industrial placement.
    • NEW FOR 2008 - MComp Computer Games - new Master of Computing course combining undergraduate and postgraduate study.

    Related areas:

    • Creative media (film and animation) courses
    • Graphics and multimedia courses
    • Software development courses

    Postgraduate Courses

    These are courses for students already having a first degree (BSc or BA) in games or related areas, such as computer science, mathematics, art or design. These courses are 12 months duration. Full time fees are typically £3800 for UK and EU students and £8400 for international students.

    Both postgraduate courses have strong input from national and local games companies, and students are invited to participate in project work with our industry partners.

    • MSc Games Software Development - Next intake September 2008 - This is a technical course covering advanced C++ programming, 3D graphics and special effects, games console programming, project management, human-computer interaction for games and games technologies. This course is aimed at students wanting a career as a games programmer.
    • MA Animation for Computer Games - Next intake September 2008 - This is an advanced course for those with artistic talents, who want to join the games industry as an artist, animator or designer. The course covers fundamental hand-drawing skills, animation and character design (computer-based), special effects and the games design process.

    Related areas

    • Film and media production
    • Professional IT courses