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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Games Design and Creative Writing

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Course summary

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This course will help you to develop your creative writing skills and focus on how they relate to games design and game play. You’ll learn about the application of traditional story and narrative design and how it applies to games design and gameplay. Your learning will come through lectures, workshops, seminars, play sessions and tutorials. You’ll also use the online forum to discuss, share and develop your knowledge. You’ll gain confidence in sharing your ideas, giving and receiving feedback and working individually as well as in a multi-disciplinary team. The teaching team are experts in nurturing games talent and you will benefit from their insight into the industry. You will be introduced to ideas at the forefront of the discipline as well as sharing their knowledge and understanding of professional practice. This will help to keep you up-to-date with industry developments and show you how the skills you learn on this course are applicable to the world of work. Of course the best teachers of writing are writers and Creative Writing at Brunel is taught by successful, published writers, many of whom have international reputations. You will draw on their experience across a range of genres and you will have the opportunity to study Creative Writing to a high level. You will develop your knowledge, understanding, and analytical and creative skills through the analysis, interpretation and creation of literary texts. All games students will have 24-hour access to the games lab, where high spec PCs are available for you to work on and play games. You will also use the Design room, where an impressive collection of board games is available for you to learn and understand the principles of games design. This room also serves as a wonderful, collaborative space where you can play and generate ideas, work, relax and have fun. You’ll finish this course with a skillset that will allow you to develop a game from scratch and be ready to work and thrive in the games industry. Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Games Design 1: Introduction to Games Design Core: Element 2 Games Studies 1: Introduction to Games Studies Digital Prototyping 1: Wire-framing Business Contexts Introduction to Writing Fiction Introduction to Writing Drama Introduction to Writing Poetry Year 2 Core Games Design 2: Mechanics & Economies Games Studies 2: Concepts & Analysis Optional Games Development Game Genres Game User Research & Experience Setting and World Design Writing Contemporary Poetry Writing Journalism Writing the Short Story Screenwriting Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes Life Writing Year 3 Core Games Studies 3: Theory of Games Design Major Project: Commercial Games Major Project: Experimental Games Major Project: Game Assets Major Project: Game Based Learning Major Project: Team Project Theory Project: Business & Development Theory Project: Design Theory Project: Game Analysis Theory Project: People, Communities, & Cultures Major Project: Traditional Games Creative Writing Special Project Optional Psychogeography The Creative Industries Writing Film and Television Writing Modern Fiction Writing Comedy Writing Performance Poetry Creative Writing Special Project


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeWW28
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB including grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject, with an A-level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at level 3 and grade B in A level English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and A level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Higher Level 5 in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 including grade M2 in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above are required to include English and Mathematics
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in any subject, with an A level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject and A level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £17355* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Games Design and Creative Writing at Brunel University London - UCAS