Games Design at York St John University - UCAS

Course summary

This course will unlock your creative potential. Gain the technical skills to create the games you would love to play. Explore how design, storytelling, art and coding come together to create unique and memorable games. Our industry professionals will teach you how to design and develop computer games from concept art through to asset creation, animation and level design. By the end of the course, you will have the skills you need to design fully playable games. This course is your chance to immerse yourself in games design and learn the skills needed to stand out in this competitive industry. When you join us, you will work with other design students in different activities. These will help you develop your skills in drawing, modelling and rigging. You will complete practical projects throughout your degree. These will increase in complexity as you progress. As you work on these, you will gain experience of: Working with real time engines Animating characters Writing game stories and narratives Developing interactive user experiences Considering the limitations of platforms Working with Greybox preproduction Finalising a bug free, distributable build. Alongside your practical work you will study the theory and history of games design. You will debate some of the controversies that exist in the field. This will help you to identify the areas which interest you the most. You can develop this research in your final year research project. Our team of designers and technical specialists are here to support you. Your tutors will really get to know you, your practice and your ambitions. You will also gain experiences that make you stand out. We give you opportunities to: Work with students from other courses to enrich your learning, such as Animation or Games Development Complete work placements in industry and learn from visiting professionals Visit international cities to find new inspiration Exhibit your work at our annual degree show, the perfect way to build a professional network.

Modules

Modules may include: Year 1: Design Process Game Design Principles Context of Practice Game Design Practice 1 Year 2: Critical and Contextual Studies 1 Game Design Practice 2 Collaborative Practice Personal and Professional Practice 1 Year 3: Critical and Contextual Studies 2 Games Design: Major Project Personal and Professional Practice 2


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
620I
Institution code:
Y75
Campus name:
York St John University
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/transferring-to-york-st-john-university/. If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a portfolio day. On the day, you will show your work to our tutors and discuss your work and the ideas behind it.

Portfolio

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a portfolio day. On the day, you will show your work to our tutors and discuss your work and the ideas behind it.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Games Design at York St John University - UCAS