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University for the Creative Arts

Games Design

UCAS Code: I620

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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3years

Full-time | 2019

Our BA (Hons) Games Design course at UCA Rochester gives you the opportunity to explore the growing indie games industry and apply your creativity to develop a career in this vibrant and imaginative sector.

Valued at more than the worth of Hollywood, the gaming industry is continually expanding at the forefront of technology, whether it’s computer or tabletop gaming.

Using top-of-the-range software such as Unity, Autodesk Entertainment and Adobe suite, you’ll focus on your own individual approach to game design as you develop a broad range of skills and techniques, enabling you to launch into a career in the gaming industry after you graduate.

Learning from experienced lecturers with strong links to the gaming industry, you’ll apply your skills beyond just creating entertainment and explore other areas such as avant-garde games and games with a purpose.

Throughout the BA (Hons) Games Design course, we value an entrepreneurial indie attitude, aiming to challenge convention and help form the future of gaming. You’ll be encouraged to apply your skills to making games for more expressive, artistic purposes alongside those geared towards mainstream entertainment.

You’ll be part of a creative community with strong external networks, but there will be a focus on your own individual approach to games 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.

Similar courses that we offer:

Games Arts - UCA Farnham
Games Technology - UCA Farnham
Creative Computing - UCA Canterbury

Modules

Year 1 takes you through the fundamental indie game design processes and introduces technical foundations of design and programming as well as planning. Theoretical units give you a critical and conceptual understanding of your discipline. Year 2 builds on your planning, design and prototyping skills. Approaches to entrepreneurial practice introduced. Theoretical units continue. Study abroad is an option. Year 3 introduces the economics and management of the industry as well as copyright, patents and legal concerns. You will work as part of a team to produce a prototype game. You will write a practice-based dissertation.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,540
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Rochester

Department:

Graphics and Illustration

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