We regularly host online webinars to give you the chance to find out more about our courses and what studying at Brunel is like.
Recent webinars: access our recent Games Design webinar here - including an online presentation followed by a question and answer session.
About the course
The combination of Games Design and Creative Writing is a relatively new but flourishing field.
The connection between these two disciplines – whether in novels like Tim Etchell's The Broken World or in the increased writing quality which coupled with design and programming skills produces ever more exciting games – has never been stronger.
By studying these two disciplines together you will receive a uniquely contemporary education which will increase your employability and will put you to the forefront of a new and expanding field.
This course is aimed at students who want to develop an understanding of the factors that shape the games industry, as well as the techniques and principles used in the design of games. In addition you will improve your creative skills through the analysis, interpretation and creation of literary texts.
You will have the opportunity to design and analyse digital games as well as studying Creative Writing at a high level.
- This programme will equip graduates with a range of skills that prepare them for employment within the digital games industry.
- Game design is at the core of what we teach on this programme and is a multi-disciplinary skill that covers the creation of rules, art, software use, communication, writing and much more.
- The degree is designed to take those with an interest in games and creative thinking and provide them the skills to communicate their ideas effectively as game designers.
- No 3D modelling, programming or computer science background is necessary, just a passion for games and desire to study or become involved in creating them.
- Your second subject will also provide creative ideas and writing concepts that you can use in your study and design of games; within a sound academic environment, you will be able to develop your own creativity and explore different genres of writing under the guidance of experienced staff and practising writers of international standing.