Canterbury Christ Church University

Games Design BA

Games Design teaches you the key technical and creative skills needed to produce indie videogames for computer, mobile and console.

You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of games-design tools (such as GameMaker Studio, Unreal Engine, and Ren'Py), design and development processes, aesthetics, and the relationships between industry, players and designers.

The course is taught in the Daphne Oram building, our exciting new Creative Arts facility, where you’ll have access to industry-standard software to produce a range of games.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be 88-112 UCAS Tariff points.

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Career Prospects

You'll typically be taught through a combination of technical and creative workshops, lectures, interactive seminars, individual tutorials, demonstrations, and exercises, though the balance between these elements will vary depending on the specific module content (such as the different balance between theory and practical delivery in a module).

This varied approach is designed to support you with learning how to use and apply software, but also to think about games design as a creative and commercial practice. There are times when working on projects is beneficial, and other times where listening to presentations from games designers and researchers will support your growing skills. You'll be asked to apply the skills you have acquired, generally in the form of a practical project (a game, a prototype, a demonstration, a presentation, written evaluation, or occasional essay). These become increasingly complex as the course progresses and your confidence and expertise increase. In addition, you'll be surrounded by a community of games makers, researchers, and players, and other creative practitioners. The expectation is that as a games design student you will actively seek out collaboration and input from staff and peers, and in doing so improve your work and contribute to the games design community.

Course Details

A degree in Games Design would help you to enter the games design and development industry, which is a growth sector in the UK. The skills you develop on the course would also open up opportunities in advertising, marketing, events, museum and exhibition design, and the creative sector more generally.

Year 1

Games Design Fundamentals
Creative Career 1
Introduction to Game Studies
Art, Audio and Story for Games
Games Development Project I

Year 2

Creative Career 2
Games and Players
Games Development Project 2
Game Arts
Storytelling and Interactive Narrative
3D Computer Graphics
2D Computer Graphics
Global Experience in Media, Art and Design

Year 3

Final Major Project: Pre-Production
Creative Career 3
Mixed Media Dissertation: Games and Culture
Final Major Project: Development and Iteration
Final Major Project: Release and Evaluation

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