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ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music)

Game Development: Programming

UCAS Code: GAPR

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

104 UCAS points at A-Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification. For those who are not from the UK, you will be required to submit proof of EU Citizenship and Proof of English Language Proficiency.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Explore your love for games and become part of a thriving global industry. If your ambition is to make games, then this course, run in conjunction with creative industry leaders Falmouth University and taught from our ACM London Campus, builds the skills you need to fulfil that dream and carve out a career in gaming.

Whether you want to be a programmer, a designer, an artist, or sound designer, you can put your knowledge into practice with fellow students. You’ll make completed, publishable games, using an interdisciplinary approach that distinguishes ACM and Falmouth’s Game Development course from the rest. You’ll gain exactly the type of experience needed for employment in the games industry or to start up your own independent game development studio.

As a Game Development student, you’ll learn about the commerce, theory and design of digital games. This knowledge is complemented by the development of skills that are gained in your specialist area (art, audio, design or programming). Most significantly you’ll work in groups to make complete games at every level of the course.

As you progress and in true ACM style, project teamwork will be at the heart of your learning experience, as recommended by the creative industry. You'll also be paired with an expert Mentor, who'll offer a unique insight into the industry and help you build contacts.

Digital games are only possible because of the programming skills that turn imagination into reality. This route allows you to learn programming and apply that knowledge to the specific context of making games in a team. If games are your passion and you want to become a games programmer, rather than take a more generic computing degree, then this is the route for you. You'll learn to program in C# and work with animators, artists, designers, sonic artists and writers to make completed games. Our programming course is designed to be highly accessible, and anyone with the desire to put in the work to learn to code can flourish on it. Certainly, a background in doing some IT, Computing or Maths will prove helpful if you choose this route.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

ACM London

Department:

Academy of Contemporary Music

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