SSR - Advanced Game Development - Advanced Game Development

Advanced Game Development

So you've been introduced to Unreal Engine. You've put together a simple FPS or side-scroller and got the basics down. Now it's time to really leverage the power of this amazing platform and produce a world-class gaming experience.

This twelve-month Advanced Game Development course in Manchester will develop your skills in scripting, level design, events, character behaviour, animation, physics and more, placing you right at the center of the game production pipeline.


Advanced Scripting
  • Blueprints
  • Construction Scripts
  • Event Graphs
  • Material Graphs
Level Design
  • Environments & Terrain
  • Open World Tools
  • Encounters
  • Sound Cues
  • Ambient Sound Actors
  • Distance Model Attenuation
  • Rag-doll physics
  • Skeleton Retargeting
  • Inverse Kinematics
  • State Machines
  • Cut-Scenes with Matinee
2D Games
  • Spritesheets
  • Flipbooks
  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • Client-Server Models
  • Replication
Artificial Intelligence
  • Pathfinding
  • Behaviour Trees
  • Rule-based / Needs-based AI
  • Control & Touch Devices
  • Depth Sensors
  • Virtual / Augmented Reality
The course is delivered as a set of highly structured small projects, each designed to allow you to focus on a specific aspect of the learning outcomes. You'll study modern day classic games and discover how to apply the same ingenuity and inspirational thinking to your own games. There'll also be plenty of opportunity to meet successful game developers, attend conferences and take part in game jams, planting you right in the heart of the indie game dev community, with both feet.
Qualification – SSR Industry Diploma
Duration – 12 Months
Mode of Study – Part Time
Time of Study – Evening
Available atManchester

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Hours of Study – 6 hours of delivery per week plus facilities access. Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 7pm to 10pm.
Start Date – Please contact us for available dates before booking online
Entry Requirements – Entry subject to interview / portfolio. A good understanding of Unity and/or Unreal Engine is essential, including classes, objects and workflows. Some experience in gameplay programming using C++ or C# is recommended. An understanding of basic mathematics is also recommended.
Tuition Fees – Single payment - £3240 | Instalments - £3600 (12x monthly payments of £300)
Funding – We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 2486.

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
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Course Information

Subject Area
Games Development
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