You will love this course if you want to design the games you play - from the start you will be designing and developing games from design and animation to digital modelling.
BA (Hons) Games Design offers a dynamic and friendly creative environment where students are encouraged and inspired to play, learn and think creatively, to reach their potential for employment in the industry. Many of our graduates have paid work and lead roles in a variety of games design studios.
You will work on live projects from the games industry, working to real deadlines, getting the chance to express your own creative ideas and skills through your project work; all this using the latest games software in up-to-date facilities taught by professionals from the industry.
Preston (Campus code: U)
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
When it comes to a course in Games Design, it's important to understand the course structure and that it leads to the kind of jobs our students want. It's helpful for prospective students to see the kind of work they'll get to produce on the course by looking at what our current crop of students are working on. That's the exciting stuff that really brings the course to life and can be seen on the games course blog which features news and portfolio work created by the games students! See: Games Design UCLan Blog
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.Points calculator
Staying on to continue his studies on Games Design was a natural next step for Simon. He’s now founded Lunchbox Games along with course mates and they’re hoping to make it a commercial success.
This course is based in the School of Journalism, Media and Performance
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.