BIMM University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: BIMM Limited

Games Design and Development

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Course summary

Course Overview The BA(Hons) Games Design and Development is a comprehensive program that equips students with the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for a career in the games design industry. The course encompasses a multi-disciplinary approach, encompassing the technical and theoretical aspects of game design and development. With a focus on the game development process, the program offers students an overview of the various domains within the industry, including narrative design, technical design, and level design pipelines. The course curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in design and production within the games industry, and to impart a thorough understanding of the industry's production methodologies and business practices. The course is implemented using a Universal Design for Learning framework, which promotes inclusive education and accommodates the diverse needs of all students. The course places emphasis on three key areas within game design:

  • Storytelling and World-Building
  • Game Mechanics and Design Principles
  • Technical Design
In addition, students have the opportunity to delve into supplementary areas such as programming and art processes, collaborating with students from related courses.


Year 1 core and spine modules

  • Creative Industries and You- Finding your path
  • Foundational Design
  • Introduction to Game Engines
  • Introduction to Scripting
  • Practice, Context and Culture
  • Game Design Theory
  • Narrative for Games
  • Prototyping
Year 2 core and spine modules
  • Creative Industries- and You 2- Collaborative entrepreneurship
  • World Building
  • Understanding Players
  • Creativity, Identity and Authenticity
  • Game Studio
Year 3 core and spine modules
  • Final project
  • Pre-Production-
  • Production
  • Creative Industries and you 3- Professional practice
In years 2 and 3, students can select optional modules. These can be viewed on the Screen and Film School Website. These are currently subject to change.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £15950* 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 £15950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fee shown is for year 1 of study only. Fees may be subject to increase on an annual basis, and do not cover additional costs such as: - Living costs (rent/bills/travel) - Equipment required for your course such as a computer, hard-drive, and software equipment and books

Sponsorship information

For UK domiciled applicants, undergraduate degree scholarships can be applied for, and are awarded on merit to applicants from low-income households (below £25,000) providing tuition fee support during the length of study. For overseas applicants an automatic early confirmation scholarship is available, subject to change.

Games Design and Development at BIMM University - UCAS