BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology

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Introduction

Play, design and build games at our development studio as you create a portfolio to launch your career as a games developer, with our Computer Games Technology degree in Cambridge.

Take a look at our 2021 showreel

Computer Games Technology student showreel 2021

A showreel of work by our students on the Computer Games Technology course.

With our Computer Games Technology course, you’ll be able to turn your love of computer games into a career. Working at our development studio in Cambridge – close to the tech hub of ‘Silicon Fen’ – you’ll be located right at the heart of the computer gaming industry in the UK.

From the very beginning of your studies, you’ll create and develop your own games. Everything you design will build into a valuable portfolio to help you secure your dream job in the gaming industry when you graduate.

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Facilities and showcase

Industry-standard facilities

As a Computer Games Technology student at ARU, you’ll benefit from:

  • Compass House games development studio that simulates a commercial working studio
  • High-end computers with graphic tablets
  • Motion capture equipment
  • Render farm
  • Industry-standard SLRs (for HDRI capture)
  • HD cameras
  • Top of the range 3D modelling, animation, and compositing software including Maya, Motion Builder, 3DS Max, Mudbox, ZBrush and Unity 3D

Our dedicated Computer Games Technical Officer will be on hand to offer training and support. You can also get training in the use of all our creative facilities.

Future Labs and workshop equipment

Our new digital workshop includes a variety of computer aided manufacturing machines, helping you learn up to date manufacturing and design processes as well as supporting many traditional techniques. These technologies include:

  • 3D printers and scanners - FDM printers; material-specific extruders; SLA Formlabs printers; SLS Formlabs Fuse1; structured light 3D scanners
  • 2D printing and cutting machines - laser cutters; Roland BN20 vinyl printer & cutter; Gerber substrate cutter; Mimaki TX300P sublimation printer.

Take a closer look

Our Creative Showcase shines a spotlight on what makes ARU creative and cultural – our spaces, places and people. Find out more about our community, the difference we make, the stories we tell, and the things that inspire us.

Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.

Careers

81% of the UK computer games industry is educated to at least undergraduate level, rising to 88% for core games production roles in art or programming.

The skills and knowledge you acquire on our Computer Games Technology degree course will not only help you land a career in the gaming industry, but will also equip you with core programming skills transferable to the wider I.T. industry or a career in teaching.

Through work-based projects, internships and placements, students are can get hands-on practical opportunities. In recent times, ARM, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Frontier and Just Flight have all offered internships and work opportunities to ARU students.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and continue your Computer Games Art studies with our MA Computer Games Development (Computing). Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

SABRINA MINTER

Seeing women succeed in games has made a positive impact on my aspirations and encouraged me to work closely in a field which I now thoroughly enjoy.

SABRINA MINTER

BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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