ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Game Development: Design

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Course summary

Explore your love for games and become part of a thriving global industry. If your ambition is to make games, then this course builds the skills you need to fulfil that dream and carve out a career in gaming. Whether you want to be a programmer, a designer, an artist, or sound designer, you can put your knowledge into practice with fellow students. You’ll make completed, publishable games, using an interdisciplinary approach that distinguishes ACM's course from the rest. You’ll gain exactly the type of experience needed for employment in the games industry or to start up your own independent game development studio. As a Game Development student, you’ll learn about the commerce, theory and design of digital games. This knowledge is complemented by the development of skills that are gained in your specialist area (art, audio, design or programming). Most significantly you’ll work in groups to make complete games at every level of the course. As you progress and in true ACM style, project teamwork will be at the heart of your learning experience, as recommended by the creative industry. You'll also be paired with an expert Mentor, who'll offer a unique insight into the industry and help you build contacts. If working out the rules, systems, puzzles and challenges that shape a player's experience in a game is what you get excited about, then Game Development: Design is for you. You'll graduate having had extensive experience as a game designer from paper concept to the finished article, with a portfolio of completed games on which you have worked closely with all the other development team disciplines. No specific subject area is required for this route in terms of previous qualifications, but a good, passionate understanding of games and the ability to understand and interpret software is advantageous.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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
Channel Islands £11100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Where we identify passion and potential for a creative industries career and issue you with an offer of study, we promise that we’ll do all we can to make sure that our immersive education is affordable to you. ACM's range of Scholarships reduces the cost of studying for those students who are academically, technically, creatively and/or entrepreneurially gifted (see https://www.acm.ac.uk/scholarships for more information) whilst those from low income backgrounds can access our Bursary Scheme, to further improve the accessibility and affordability of studying at ACM (see https://www.acm.ac.uk/bursaries). More information on matters relating to Student Finance can be obtained from our Student Finance team on 01483 500 800 or via email on [email protected] .
Game Development: Design at ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music) - UCAS