BA(Hons) Games Design


The BA Games Design course is most suited to those individuals wishing to become involved in visualising, games design, conceptual design, animation and digital modeling of games within the games industry. This is an innovative course dealing with the creation development and implementation of games concepts. The course introduces students to the creative and technical disciplines required to become a Games Designer.

Student study is led through a series of games design projects. Some are individual, some are collaborative and some are live briefs set by industry. These projects allow the student to explore every aspect of games design and develop their own personal practice. Complementary to the project work are a series of lectures and demonstrations designed to develop and enable the necessary skills a graduate will need to become a successful games designer.

The course team has a wide variety of skills and is highly experienced in developing an individual’s visualising, creative thinking, digital modeling and games development skills. We have a broad and recent experience of the games development industry across all platforms with major titles.

Graduates from the course are able to display a rich portfolio of work that will showcase their skills. Core aspects of graduate work are visualisation, digital modeling and a solid foundation in game design and documentation. These skills and others developed on the course are those most commonly identified by the games development industry as key talents in modern Games Designers.

36 months (3 years)

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Start Dates:
1st October 2018

Award Body:
University of Central Lancashire – UK

British Degree:
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Games Design

Entry Requirements

  • Diploma and transcript from your high school
  • evidence of your ability in English language
  • portfolio
  • passport

Course at a glance:

Year 1

Introduction to Games Design

Creative Thinking

Historical Contextual Studies

PC Suite

Drawing for Games

Year 2

Games Organisation & Development

Digital Modelling for Games

Contemporary Contextual Studies

PC Suite

Character Design

Year 3

Honours Project

Games Proposal & Realisation

Contextual Studies-Games Futures

Games Future Definition


Assessment is 100% coursework and you will be continually assessed throughout the course. Assessment will be through assignments including design briefs (project work), competitions, presentations, seminars and group activities.

Career Opportunities

The course has an intrinsic flexibility to cover a wide range of aspirations as you develop your skills. On completion of the course you will be skilled in such roles as Games Designer, Level Design, Environment Design, Conceptual Artist, Texture Artist, Animator or Digital Modeller.