Why study BA Game and Level Design with us? Do you want to design and balance game mechanics as well as tell stories? On this hands on course, you'll be making games with a mix of digital and paper prototyping and planning from week one. You’ll gain hands-on experience that will help you build your portfolio that will set you up for a successful career in a range of creative industries. The games industry is complex, diverse and spans a variety of old and new technologies from print to computer software to 3D printed game pieces. This BA gives you the transferable skills and knowledge you need to become a successful games designer in this fast-changing industry. Past students have gone on to work for CD Projekt Red, Creative Assembly, King, Mediatonic, Media Molecule, among many others. Build your hands-on games design skills Led by academic staff experienced in AAA, indie, tabletop and mobile gaming, you'll develop your games design and prototyping core skills, as well as experimenting with environment and level design, scripting, game environmental storytelling and non-linear storytelling. This is facilitated through a blended approach to teaching with a mix of in person and online teaching to help prepare you for the distributed nature of the world of work. You will be introduced to a range of software and techniques to make playable prototypes quickly, including Adventure Game Studio, RPGMaker, RenPy, Unity and Unreal. You’ll get plenty of hands-on experience and opportunities for collaborating with students from our 3D animation, art and design, music, computing and graphics departments as part of our coordinated workshop activities. You’ll develop your employability skills and industry connections with a range of work placements and internship opportunities. Our links with industry partners also give you access to live briefs, guest lecturers, and potential employers. Year on year, students from this programme produce fantastic, high quality game prototypes. Take a look at some of the games created by our 2022 graduates. *this course is subject to review. We periodically re-evaluate our programmes to make sure the content and teaching stay up to date and relevant. Please check this page regularly for updates.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
English language requirements
|With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
|With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
|6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all components
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