What students say about computer games design and programming
The content, my course being a games one, is programming-heavy, with some maths skills required. The majority of the work is practical programming, but there are some exams for certain subjects. My games course has access to one of the few labs with development units for the PlayStation 3, and there are many standard computer labs we can use too.3rd year, Sheffield Hallam University
I'm a programming student, so my classes are about 20% lectures and 80% practical work. Most of my work is done in the computer labs, and is mostly practical with a bit of writing needed. For my main class, it's very teamwork-orientated.2nd year, Glasgow Caledonian University
What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
Useful to have
- Further maths
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