Games Design at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

Course summary

Games Design teaches you the key technical and creative skills needed to produce indie videogames for computer, mobile and console. Whether you see games as an entertainment medium, or as a uniquely interactive form of artistic expression, our Games Design degree will develop your understanding of all kinds of games by making and studying them. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to a variety of game-making engines and tools, study design and development processes, and learn about the relationships between players, the games industry, and broader culture. You’ll be encouraged to make your own games in response to a variety of short-and-long creative briefs designed to push you creatively and help you develop a portfolio which will make you stand out in the job market. You’ll make innovative and experimental play experiences, and learn to work in an environment as close to the professional world as we can make it. Top reasons to study with us The course is taught in the Daphne Oram building, our exciting creative arts facility, where you’ll have access to all the equipment and guidance necessary to produce innovative indie games. 1st in the UK for student satisfaction with the quality of teaching in the subject area of Art and Design. Complete University Guide Subject League Table 2023 Our curriculum has a strong focus on employability, and includes visiting industry speakers, work-related assignment briefs, and the opportunity to spend time working on creative projects in another country. Canterbury Christ Church is one of the world leaders in play-culture research, and the School of Creative Arts and Industries holds one of only two major archives of arcade photography in the world. After your induction onto the course, you’ll be given a gaming laptop and the necessary software to make games on your degree and beyond. Specialist facilities You’ll have access to a range of excellent facilities, including our dedicated creative arts building, Daphne Oram, which houses: An extensive MAC lab home to innovative games design equipment, including high-performance PCs and high-resolution monitors. Study areas that allow you to work independently or as a group, creating a vibrant creative learning culture. Projectors for showing films and presentations on a big screen. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2024/25 Overseas tuition fees for International students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2022/23 entrants in due course:
Games Design at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS