|Study location||United Kingdom, Rochester|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
For this course we will require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring your portfolio for assessment. We’re looking for emerging artists who are excited about the subject area, keen to learn, and are looking to create amazing digital art and design work. A portfolio should reflect your specialist areas of interest through visual work, which may include 2D or 3D artwork, sketchbooks and drawings, films, and any games or projects you’ve worked on. Portfolio work may also be provided on an external hard drive or memory stick. Further information on how to compile a portfolio and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included will be provided on the Applicant Portal after you apply.
Our BA (Hons) Games Design course will give you the opportunity to explore the growing indie games industry and how you can apply your creativity to develop a career in the field.
Using top-of-the-range software, you’ll be able to focus on your own individual approach to video game design as you develop a broad range of skills and techniques that will enable you to launch into a career after you graduate.
Learning from experienced lecturers with strong links to the industry, you’ll be able to apply your skills beyond just creating entertainment and explore other areas such as avant-garde games and games with a purpose.
BA (Hons) Games Design allows you to apply your skills within the computer games industry – a sector which is growing at a record pace. According to TIGA, the UK video games industry is the largest in Europe and contributed £1.11 billion to the UK economy in 2014.
From our Rochester campus, you’ll be able to get to London easily to explore this constantly-evolving industry in person.
Through this course we particularly value an entrepreneurial indie attitude, aiming to challenge convention and help form the future of gaming.
Students on our Games Design course take a broad approach and often incorporate games technology and design into other related disciplines.
You’ll be part of a creative community with strong external networks, but there will be a focus on your own individual approach to game design as you develop a broad range of skills that underpin your chosen area of specialism.
Our Rochester campus has excellent facilities dedicated to Computer Games with high-end PCs running software including Unity, CGI Autodesk Entertainment suite and Adobe Master Collection.
The course also has access to shared resources including 3D workshops and laser-cutting, as well as photography and printmaking.
There are fantastic career opportunities for graduates of BA (Hons) Games Design, with the option to develop entrepreneurially into fields beyond the entertainment sector.
Career routes are plentiful in the computer games industry, which is growing at a record pace. According to The Independent Games Developers Association (TIGA), the UK video games industry contributed £1.11 billion to the UK economy in 2014, up from £1.01 billion in 2013. The number of UK games companies is growing at a rate of 22% per annum – London and the South East comprise 48% of the UK games industry.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.