Game Development: Design ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music)

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Falmouth University

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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    ACM London

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code GDDS
Institution code A48
Campus name ACM London
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

ACM London delivers qualifications by way of franchise for Falmouth University. Course Fees at ACM London are £9,000 per year, for which Student Loans are available to UK and EU applicants. Where we identify passion and potential for a career in music and issue you with an offer of study, we promise that we’ll do all we can to make sure that our immersive industry education is affordable to you. Our range of Scholarships reduces the cost of studying for those students who are academically, technically, creatively and/ or entrepreneurially gifted (see 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. More information on matters relating to Student Finance can be obtained from our Student Finance team on 01483 500 800 or via email on studentfinance@acm.ac.uk . And so this is our pledge to you. If music is your passion, money will not stop you from choosing ACM.