Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Video Game Design

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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Video Game Design undergraduate course responds to the growing and innovative sector by developing skilled, team-orientated, reflexive graduates ready to succeed in the field. Interactive Entertainment and Video Games development are key sectors for contemporary culture, economic growth and employment. This accelerated two-year course gives you a guaranteed video game development placement in our in-house studio. The work-place simulation approach of our department has been championed by the influential 2009 Livingstone, Hope Next Gen Report which cited us as a national best practice example for developing new talent for the games industry. What's covered in the course? The course focuses on digital media asset production and communication. You will gain a grounding within the industry’s design and production principles while developing your creative and teamwork skills. Building upon your design and production skills, in the first year you will be tasked with a specific role within our in-house game development studio over the summer term. This work experience gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and professional practices you’ve learn on the course in a safe and supportive environment. Throughout the two years you will be provided with a structured programme of learning, in line with your chosen specialism of video game design and production. The course culminates with a project you define yourself which targets a specific subsector of the video games industry. So, by the time you graduate, a whole year before most students, you’ll have two years of tangible, games development studio experience under your belt, ready to launch your dream career as a games developer. Why choose us? During the two-year course you’ll work on a number of live projects with major industry partners. You’ll learn a range of skills relevant and appropriate for careers in video game development specialising in design and production within fields such as component game design and project management. You will be well placed to be able to move into employment, or further study.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I62A
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Parkside Building Campus
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

If your application is progressed, you will be asked to take a brief 20 minute online assessment. You will be given more details about this as your application is progressed.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6overall with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11100 Year 1
England £11100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100 Year 1
Scotland £11100 Year 1
Wales £11100 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Video Game Design at Birmingham City University - UCAS