Games Art and Design at Arts University Bournemouth - UCAS

Course summary

The BA (Hons) Games Art and Design degree is a new course which enables its you to create and develop innovative gaming perspectives through conceptualising and developing your own computer games. Conceptually the course mainly focuses on creating ‘meaningful’ and fun games that showcase concepts with values driven design to gain critical perspectives on cultural and social significance, including issues such as power, identity, and ethics, as well as the role of games in education, health, and social change initiatives. The direction of the course is impactful games, meaning that you will graduate not only with the specialist knowledge required for roles in the gaming industry, but also with informed perspectives on game creation that considers equality, diversity, and inclusion. On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand in depth the gaming industry,
  • Generate original concept art,
  • Use character animation techniques,
  • Undertake experimental gameplay,
  • Understand technologies such as AI scripting,
  • Produce their own games via software such as Unity and Unreal.
Throughout the course, you will collaborate and undertake different roles in the creation of games, preparing them for a career in the games industry or for postgraduate study. As this course is delivered within a specialist Arts University, you will be able to work alongside other like-minded and creative individuals, who all add to the unique dynamic of the AUB campus.


Year 1: Identity and Avatar, Gaming and Play, Storytelling Through Games Year 2: Gender/Identity/Values, Self-Initiated Project, Launchpad Year 3: Industry / Live Project, Industry In Focus, Final Major Project, Reflective Journal

Assessment method

Coursework and practical work

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please note that applicants who require a student visa to study in the UK would not be able to undertake the optional placement year as part of this course due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).

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

Additional entry requirements


Once your application has been reviewed admissions will request a link to a digital portfolio for review by the course team.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
TOEFL (iBT)80minimum score of 18 in writing, listening, and reading and 19 in speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall score of 180
PTE Academic54A minimum of 51 in each component
Cambridge English ProficiencyOverall score of 200

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £17950 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £17950 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.
Games Art and Design at Arts University Bournemouth - UCAS