Games Design

Barnsley College Higher Education

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

The course offers you an ideal opportunity to acquire knowledge, understanding and the necessary transferable skills for working in the creative side of games design. You will study a variety of subjects and skills ranging from 3D game modelling, 2D game art, digital animation and 3D game prototype development through to games design theory, and games mechanics. All aspects of the course relate to industry contexts and industry links will be encouraged within many modules throughout the course.

Course details


Modules studied in year 1 include; Games Design Theory and Culture, Games Mechanics and Narrative, Game Art Fundamentals, 3D Modelling Principles, 2D Digital Graphics and Game Practice Skills. Year 2 consists of Games Industry and Society, Games World Creation, Games Animation, 3D Game Art, Game Cinematics and a Collaborative 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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeI620
Institution code B13
Campus nameBarnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level CDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Qualification needs to be in a relevant subject of Film or Media.

GCSE English and maths at grade C or above or Level 2 equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995 Year 1
Scotland £5995 Year 1
Wales £5995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2018 entry information and are subject to change for 2019.
Games Design at Barnsley College Higher Education - UCAS