Game Design (Game Art) at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS

Course summary

Design. Create. Build. Repeat This programme is subject to validation. The BA (Hons) Game Design (Game Art) is designed to prepare students for careers within Games by providing them with the core knowledge of Games, the rule of play, pacing, project management, Character Design, 3D Modelling, Animation, and Environment Art. The programme allows students to also prepare for high end Game Design (AAA), all the way through to Independent Game Design Practices. This programme will develop and cultivate students knowledge in core Game design activities, designing a range of game art assets that will enter development. They will develop their 2D, 3D, and Animation skills knowledge bases, and skillsets using industry standard software and techniques. To Showcase the full breadth of Game Design, there will be a large emphasis on group projects, personal accountability and practical skill development. Students will explore: Core

  • Project Management
  • Game Design
  • Level Design
  • Narrative Design
  • Group Management
  • Game Theory
  • 2D Asset Creation
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3d Environment Art
  • Character Design
  • Character Modelling
  • Character Animation
  • Modern Game Engines
Progressing through Year 1 and 2, students will develop their ability to plan and develop projects, utilise skillsets that grow and compound their praxis. In Year 3, students will be expected to work independently and in collaboration with peers in order to plan, develop and reflect upon a final game project throughout the year.


Year 1

  • Game Design Principles (Core)
  • Digital Art Fundamentals (Core)
  • Level Design and Game Worlds (Core)
  • 3D Modelling (Core)
  • Prototype Production (Core)
  • Character Design (Core)
Year 2
  • Theory of Fun and Games (Core)
  • Character Animation (Core)
  • Narrative and Games (Core)
  • Props for Game Worlds (Core)
  • Junior Game Dev (Core)
  • Game Environment Production (Core)
Year 3
  • Professional Game Concept (Core)
  • Character Modelling (Core)
  • Senior Game Dev Production (Core)
-Specialist Research Project (Core)

Assessment method

The Course is 100% Assessment based. This means no exams and you can focus on what is important, building games, drawing, animating, 3D modelling, and being the best you possibly can be. We will be using Game Demos, Reflective journals, Essays, Pitches and presentations where you will show off your project to staff. All good Artists need to show their work off, so we will help you get comfortable doing so.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard offer (Game Art) Applicants will require 80 UCAS points in a Games Design, Art, or Computing related subject, or 60 Access-to-HE Credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3). Applicants are required to hold English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade D/3. Non-standard offer (Game Art) Non-standard entry is intended to support students who may not meet the standard academic entry requirements of a HE programme, normally level 3 qualifications which attract UCAS points (for instance A-levels or BTEC level 3 courses). An applicant must be able to demonstrate recent work/experience/interest in the Games or adjacent sector which would give them skills and knowledge comparable to applicants with Level 3 qualifications. If they can not do this, a small portfolio of work which showcases their talent and interest in Game Art, either of Characters, Props or Animation.

Additional entry requirements


Equipment - Access to a High End PC/Laptop

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week.
Game Design (Game Art) at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS