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Bath Spa University

Creative Computing (Gaming) (Professional Placement Year)

UCAS Code: RTFG

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-C,D,D

A level Grades CCC- CDD are accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

A minimum of 26 points are accepted.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Extended Diploma in a related subject Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) accepted.

UCAS Tariff

80-96

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About this course


Course option

6years

Full-time with year in industry | 2018

Subject

Computer science

Creative Computing (Gaming) at Bath Spa University helps you shape playable worlds that inform, persuade and entertain. The course responds to a pressing need in industry for well-rounded, imaginative individuals with a flair for game making. Youll craft a stunning portfolio of digital work, made with the latest tools and techniques used in the creative industries. Graduating with a stunning portfolio of creative work, youll be set up to excel in industry as in-demand fusion of critical thinker and technical expert. - This course celebrates the vibrancy of the Bath and Bristol games scene. - Gain fundamental computing and experience design skills in a practice-led, collaborative environment. - Explore the tools and production principles of games development.- Learn from tutors with -real-world experience in the creative industries as well as regional industry specialist- Contribute to exciting projects with independent games studios and freelance developers.

Modules

Year 1 - Fundamental Skills. You start your journey through Creative Computing (Gaming) by developing key skills relating to programming, digital design, storytelling and creative problem solving. Year 2 - Pathway specialism. We teach you the principles of effective games design and assembly using a selection of retro and current titles, interactive tools and game-making platforms. Additional modules engage emerging technologies, C++ programming and industry collaboration. Year 3 - Career Kickstart. You’ll advance your specialist gaming knowledge while compiling a portfolio of high quality digital work that will set you up for success in the tech / creative industries.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

College of Liberal Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computer science

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
A

After graduation


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Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

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