Games Development (Design) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Creating fun isn’t easy, and a good designer can create entertainment from complex systems. Whether it’s single-player, multiplayer, competitive or co-operative, designers ensure memorable gameplay experiences. Computer game designers are the fundamental backbones of computer game development – and on our Games Development (Design) BA(Hons) course, you’ll cover complex aspects of games design and development. On games design courses like ours, you’ll analyse games to explore why a game is fun, and the motivations of the player. You’ll take a deeper look at the broader understanding of games development and explore what is possible within the medium of games. Our three Games Development courses share a common first year; you’ll gain a thorough understanding in the basics of the game development process, including how to plan, design and create game ideas and concepts. As the course progresses and your understanding evolves, you’ll become more specialised in your chosen area, producing design documentation and prototypes, concepts, or scripting. Why Study Games Development (Design) BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You can boost your CV and have fun by taking part in internal Games Jams, or externally organised events like the Global Game Jam, Grads in Games, and Game Republic. As a graduate of this course, you may consider employment in a wide range of sectors (as well as making the most of our active industry links), including games design, games visualisation, and narrative design. Studying Games Development doesn't just lead to a career, it's a gateway to improved prospects, increased earning potential, and the ability to shape your own path in the ever-evolving landscape of gaming. You may gain skills that are transferable to other industries and may be able to pursue any career that requires a good honours degree. Professional Bodies This course is designed for the real world; it carries the ‘ScreenSkills Tick’, which identifies courses best suited to prepare you for a Creative Industries career. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Concept Development 1 • Games Team Project 1 • 3D Games Asset Development • Visual Studies (for Video Games) • Games Prototyping 1 • Introduction to 3D and Animation. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

This course has been developed to focus on practical skills underpinned by technical theory. You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, studio sessions and practical sessions. Assessment is varied and includes coursework, presentations, and demonstrations, as well as formal examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • ScreenSkills

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Foundation course in Art and Design: Distinction. In addition, GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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 £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Games Development (Design) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS