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About the course
The games design industry is booming and offers an excellent career path with plenty of opportunities for development and innovation.
This intensive, game design course is aimed at students who want to develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors which shape the games industry and the techniques and principles used in the design of games.
Our selection of games design courses cover all the skills needed to make games of all types, whilst also offering a rigorous education that will last a lifetime. You will have the opportunity to design and prototype your own games, as well as analyse and think more deeply about how games work as a medium.
The BA Games Design gives you the flexibility to study what really interests you. In the first year you will study a range of modules designed to help you decide where your particular interests lie. In the second and third year you have the choice to focus on Design, Art, Technology or Game Studies.
By the end of the course, and depending on the pathway you choose, you will have a range of skills sought after by the games industry for roles including game design, game production, game art, game development, game analysis and game research as well as transferable skills relevant to broader fields.
- 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.
- During the degree you will learn to prototype, write games design documents, pitch games and develop skills in digital asset creation, image manipulation, animation and 3D modelling relevant to design roles.
- You will also learn the core theories, concepts and methods of analysis of games from a theoretical perspective which will help you create games that are informed by a rich foundation of knowledge.