University of Ulster 

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Games Modelling and Animation
University of Ulster

5 year part-time course

Course Overview

This course is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge in computer games’ design and development, enabling them to work within the expanding creative industries. The course offers core computing modules and a number of design modules from the Faculty of Arts focusing on modelling and animation.

This course is offered in a part-time mode to accommodate day release from employment. Part-time classes are scheduled during the daytime.

Part-time study begins at Level 5 (equivalent to year 2 full-time) and is therefore aimed at students who have completed studies at HND or HNC or an equivalent level to ensure that the duration of their part-time degree is not extended.


Course content

Level 5 subjects include human-computer interaction, internet and multimedia authoring, 3D object design and simulation and multimedia games development. You will develop expertise in computer-based interactive multimedia and practical creative skills, understanding the complex interplay of social, economic, psychological, technical and aesthetic issues which underpin the subject, and accessing and digesting information from a range of sources.

At Level 6, students complete a major design project in addition to modules covering multimedia games development and multimedia technologies.


Career prospects; Further studies

Graduates with skills in interactive multimedia have many career opportunities available to them. Technological advances have led to widespread demand for designers who can work effectively within the creative industries.


Entry requirements

You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent).

You must normally have:

I. A Higher National Diploma in Computing/Multimedia/Computer Games;

II. A Higher National Certificate in Computing/Multimedia/Computer Games with typically an all merit profile;

III. Any equivalent qualification.

Contact details

Faculty office: Jordanstown

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305

Course Director
Mrs Mairin Nicell
Tel: 028 7167 5148