From the start you will be encouraged to think and work as a games designer and be given the skills to develop your own ideas. You will design and prototype your own games, pitch games and develop skills in digital asset creation, wire-framing, and 3D modelling. You will also learn the core theories, concepts and methods of analysis of games which will help you create games that are based on a rich foundation of knowledge.
The Games Design BA offered by Brunel University London gives you the flexibility to explore what really interests you.This approach is designed to help you decide where your particular interests lie so that you can begin to consider where to specialise in the second and third year.
In the second and third year you have the choice to focus on Design, Art, Technology or Game Studies. Making this choice allows you to begin to specialise in your chosen field of games design and to build your portfolio around your future ambitions whilst you’re still studying. This means you can hit the ground running when you graduate because you will have a clear focus on where you want to work and the kind of role you want to pursue.
By the end of the course you will have a comprehensive portfolio and a range of skills sought after by the games industry in areas such as: game design, game production, game art, game development, game analysis, and game research, as well as giving you transferable skills that are relevant to broader fields.
Teaching and Learning
The games faculty is a mixture of skilled games industry professionals and significant researchers who are all passionate about games and about teaching. This means that you will always be given an industry perspective on your work and that will help you to understand and find a job in the games industry.
We share our knowledge and expertise using a multimedia approach that includes workshops, lectures, seminars, essays and team work.
You will work in a friendly and creative environment where the emphasis is on learning through play and creative thinking. This approach will help you to generate new concepts and help you to reach your full potential in the industry.
Types of modules:
- Global Gaming Histories
- Games Design
- Games Development
- Games Studies
- 3D Modelling for Games
- UI Design
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesDesign Graphic Design Video Games & Animation View 284 other Bachelors in Graphic Design in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- GCE A-level BBC
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in any subject.
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in any subject, with an A-level at grade B.
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject, with A-levels grade BC.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points
- Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
- A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.
International18410 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18410 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
- EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students
Living costs for London
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