BA (Hons) Games Design

BA (Hons) Games Design

This course is your chance to immerse yourself in games design and learn the skills needed to stand out in this competitive industry. When you join us, you will work with other design students in different activities. These will help you develop your skills in drawing, modelling and rigging. You will complete practical projects throughout your degree. These will increase in complexity as you progress. As you work on these, you will gain experience of:

  • Working with real time engines
  • Animating characters
  • Writing game stories and narratives
  • Developing interactive user experiences
  • Considering the limitations of platforms
  • Working with Grey box preproduction
  • Finalising a bug free, distributable build.

Alongside your practical work you will study the theory and history of games design. You will debate some of the controversies that exist in the field. This will help you to identify the areas which interest you the most. You can develop this research in your final year research project.

Our team of designers and technical specialists are here to support you. Your tutors will really get to know you, your practice and your ambitions.

You will also gain experiences that make you stand out. We give you opportunities to:

  • Work with students from other courses to enrich your learning, such as Animation or Games Development
  • Complete work placements in industry and learn from visiting professionals
  • Visit international cities to find new inspiration
  • Exhibit your work at our annual degree show, the perfect way to build a professional network

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Portfolio Day

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a portfolio day. On the day, you will show your work with our tutors and share with them your passion for the subject.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

On this course you will develop the specialist knowledge and creative skill you need to work in the games industry. You will also gain communication, presentation and programming skills that are in high demand in a range of careers.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Animator
  • Games designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Software tester
  • Visual effects (VFX) artist

Course Details

Year 1

Design Practice – Digital
Design Research for the Digital Domain
Specialist Project – Digital

Year 2

Digital Design Applications
Specialist Studio Practice: Games Design
Professional Portfolio
Collaborative Projects

Year 3

Critical and Contextual Studies: Independent Research Project
Major Project: Games Design
Client Project: Games Design

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