Video Games Design at Escape Studios - UCAS

Escape Studios

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Coventry University

Video Games Design

Course summary

The Games Industry is now bigger than ever, Games are everywhere, from Mobile Phones, Tablets, handhelds, consoles and of course computers, even Netflix develop Games. The role of Games Designer has never been so varied or exciting! The Games Design course at Escape Studios has been created with our industry partners to be a highly focused digital games course that encompasses not only theory but technical and artistic approaches. From core design practice through to game engines, UI and UX as well as narrative and development pipelines. This programme aims to produce graduates who design video games from concept to implementation, developing gameplay, environments and user experiences to produce engaging play experiences. Graduates will have the transferable skills to work and support teams in both technical and artistic capacities across different real-time and interactive production environments, such as virtual reality and other forms of interactive entertainment. This cutting edge course will enable you to develop and refine your skills, with individual specialisms, as well as working alongside our Technical Art and Game Art programs. This course will provide rich and varied opportunities to work on collaborative projects, developing the soft and technical skills that Games companies look for in Games Designers. Taught by industry professionals, we have a high level of industry project mentoring from external developers throughout our courses, connecting our students to current development practice. This coupled with our studio based practice and high spec equipment will give students the best foundation to become Games Designers.


Students on our Technical Art for Games & VFX, Video Games Design and Character Creation for Animation, Games & VFX undergraduate programmes study common modules in their first and fourth years. This will give you the all-round skills needed to become a professional, and a chance to choose a different specialism if you change your mind before your second year. FIRST YEAR (LEVEL 4) Art direction and visual language (15 credits) Introduction to 3D graphics (15 credits) Introduction to technical scripting (15 credits) Worldbuilding (15 credits) Introduction to games design (15 credits) Character control (15 credits) Real-time FX (15 credits) Interactive - jam group project (15 credits). SECOND YEAR (LEVEL 5) Conceptual games design (30 credits) Applied games design (30 credits) Specialism (15 credits) Industry studio project (45 credits). THIRD YEAR (LEVEL 6) Advanced specialism (45 credits) Professional studio project (60 credits) Professional practice (15 credits).

Assessment method

Your work is assessed through practical assignments and retrospectives by a mix of tutor, peer, self-review and industry. In fact, industry professionals often review your project modules and share their personalised feedback with you.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We’re currently unable to accept international students who would require a student visa onto our undergraduate courses. This may change in the future.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Once we receive your UCAS application, you’ll be invited to submit an online portfolio of your work. We take students who have the talent to succeed, and we know the best way to judge this is not limited to a set of academic grades. Our tutors will review your portfolio to determine whether we can offer you a place. Head over to our website to find out more and download our portfolio guide. Please copy paste the link into your browser:

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in speaking and listening

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Video Games Design at Escape Studios - UCAS