Computer Games Design and Production BSc (Hons)


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About this course

If you enjoy playing computer games and would like to turn this passion into a career then this could be the degree for you. Game designers and producers are the architects of the computer game industry. They have creative control and work with programmers and artists to create a playable game.

We have links with Ubisoft, Eutechnyx, Pitbull and CCP

The great strength of our course is its direct link to the games industry. The syllabus is designed in consultation with some of the UK’s largest games studios. They work closely with us to create the kind of graduates they want to employ. Our lecturers are highly qualified and we employ expert professionals from games studios to share real insight from industry. This means that you will learn from the likes of Ubisoft, Eutechnyx, Pitbull, and CCP. You will get the opportunity to visit high-profile North East games studios as well as the chance to attend conferences including Eurogamer and Gamehorizon. 

This is a career-focused course which concentrates on hands-on skills, with the opportunity to work on cross- disciplinary games development projects. You will have access to our console development kits and our extensive games library to best prepare you for your career. Graduates go on to a diverse range of roles in the computer games industry.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for ITAccreditation

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.



Facilities InformationWhen you want to get hands-on with technology and really understand how everything connects, how to create games or protect data integrity, our range of specialist facilities will support you. Throughout your work, whether undergraduate, postgraduate or research, you will be able to investigate, diagnose, apply fixes and protections to ensure that organisations can make the best use of their technology.


Discovermore _button58% of the department's outputs ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA11) making us the leading Modern University in the North East for research power.


Course info


Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich

Department Computer Science and Digital Technologies

Location Pandon Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Computer Games Design and Production BSc (Hons)