Games Design

Undergraduate Degree with Foundation Year Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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.

Games Design
Entry Tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code

G601

G602 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

4 years (full-time) if opting for Foundation Year entry

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

BSc (single honours)

Modules

These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

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  

 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Game Design 
  • Transformation 1 
  • Design and Place 
  • Games Prototyping 
  • Lab 1 
  • Level Design 
  • User Experience Design 
  • Transformation 2 
  • Extended Reality 
  • Team Project 
  • Lab 2 

Study Abroad

This course has the option of studying abroad as part of your degree in your second semester of second year.

With Roehampton Abroad scholarships of up to £1,000 and Turing Scheme funding available, you could spend a semester at one of our partner universities across the globe, with destinations including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Find out more about where your degree could take you here.

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

Skills

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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. 

Employability is embedded throughout giving you the essential skills for employment in the industry. 

 

How you'll learn

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:  

  • Workshops in game studios 
  • Small-group seminars 
  • Tutorials  

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

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How you'll be assessed

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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 options

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
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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

 

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

UK EU and International
£9,250 £15,750

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

General entry requirements

UK students

Validation and curriculum review

What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.

The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.

The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

Contextual offers

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements.

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