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Games Design

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

2024/25 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

UCAS Code

G601

G602 (If choosing Foundation Year)

Ready for a career in the games industry? BA Games Design will advance you as a designer with a focus on graphic, spatial and narrative project work.

Did you know?

This course is taught through project based learning and assessments, so you graduate with techincal and professional fluency. 

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Graphic Design
  • Game Design
  • Transformation 1
  • Design and Place
  • Games Prototyping
  • Lab 1

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Level Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Transformation 2
  • Extended Reality
  • Team Project
  • Lab 2

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Project
  • Live Brief
  • Transformation 3
  • Studio Project
  • Lab 3

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year

Foundation programme delivered by the School of Continuing Education. The exact modules for our foundation programme are currently in development. For more information, please contact us.

Skills

This course will prepare you to progress and excel in the gaming industry.

This course will prepare you to progress and excel in the gaming industry. You will graduate industry ready with skills in: 

  • Designing and modelling in a 3D environment.  

  • Character and environment art.  

  • User experience.  

  • Art research.  

  • Game concept and level design 

  • Interactive storytelling 

  • Narrative development 

  • Interface design 

  • Games analytics 

  • Scripting for game creation, plus 3D modelling and texturing.  

  • Screen-based, augmented and virtual reality, physical, and purposeful games.     

Learning

You won’t just be sitting in a lecture theatre, but instead will be learning in interactive classes, working closely with your lecturers and fellow students.

 This includes:    

  • Working in a studio environment: Immerse yourself in practical learning with a studio setting.  

  • Game Studios Workshops: Engage in hands-on workshops conducted in game studios.  

  • Small-group seminars: Participate in intimate and focused group discussions.   

  • Tutorials: Benefit from personalised guidance and instruction.  

  • Industry connections and guest lectures: Access a network of industry professionals and participate in lectures with game developers from both the UK and overseas.

  • You’ll also have the opportunity to go on field trips in and outside of London to experience the professional world of computer gaming.    

Advanced computer software Dedicated computer and study rooms
The Roehampton esports Arena Top-notch gaming facilities
Esports facilities, Southlands college
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Assessment

Your assessments will be based on the real-world, so you graduate with the professional skills you need.

This includes:  

  • Portfolios, where you’ll craft responses to creative briefs. 
  • Presentations, where you’ll showcase artistic concepts, ideas, sketches for characters and environments and prototypes. 
  • Critical reflections and written responses to briefs.  

Your academics tutors will be on hand to support you throughout your studies, to guide you to achieve your best. 

Career

You’ll graduate ready for a career in the games industry.

Your future role could be: 

  • Game designer
  • Level designer
  • Game producer
  • Narrative designer
  • UX designer
  • Games animator  
  • Games technical artist  
  • Computer Games Programmer   
  • Project manager 

Open days

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Course subject to curriculum review and validation.

Entry tariff

2024/25 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Course subject to curriculum review and validation. 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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