Explore your love for games and become part of a thriving global industry. If your ambition is to make games, then this course, run in conjunction with creative industry leaders Falmouth University and taught from our ACM London Campus, 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 and Falmouth’s Game Development 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.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||ACM London|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||104 UCAS points at A-Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification. For those who are not from the UK, you will be required to submit proof of EU Citizenship and Proof of English Language Proficiency.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|