Games Design at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

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Have you ever played a video game and wished that the gameplay was less frustrating or the level design more challenging? This course will take your technical skills to the next level as you design game scenarios and work out the gameplay and playability, programming and designing levels with the respective degrees of difficulty and fun. Working with games art and visual effects art students to add visual appeal, you will programme Blueprint games. Working alone, in teams or in industry-focused charrettes, you will develop the digital toolset, technical invention and contextual knowledge to create stimulating and fun games. You will graduate with an industry-ready reel demonstrating your invention and technical prowess. The course will focus on students designing game scenarios, working out the gameplay and playability and designing the levels with the respective degrees of difficulty, working with Games Art, Visual Effects Art, and Animation students. You’ll be able to personalise your studies by choosing from a range of up to eight optional modules. Your course also includes our School-wide, sector-leading CoLab module. Modules include: Introducing Gameplay Introducing 3D digital art Programming Gameplay System and Level Design Games Design Studio Games Design Project Screen Arts Collaboration Games Entrepreneurship CoLab You will also choose one optional 20-credit module from: Visual Effects Technical Direction Games Art Visual Effects Art 3D Materials and Exploration Storyboarding Character Ideation Experimental Animation Motion Graphics Graduates will be prepared for a broad range of careers in games design. This could include roles such as level designer, gameplay designer, games UX designer, games writer, graphics programmer, AI programmer, generalist programmer and games tester. Facilities We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more. We are also proud to be launching the new Design & Digital Arts building to prepare our graduates for success in professional, technical and commercial careers in the growing cultural and creative industries. This landmark building will place Nottingham as a UK hub for film, television, animation, UX design, games design, graphic design and more. Facilities include: Collaborative studio spaces for each discipline Digital Innovation Lab and VR/Mixed Reality Studio Exhibition spaces TV and Film Studio Black Box studio Film Production editing suites Screen printing room Sound studios Stop Motion Studio Café

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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
EU £17900 Year 1
International £17900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Games Design at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS