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BA (Hons)

Games Design

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

You'll love our Games Design course if you want to design the games you play. From the start, you’ll be designing and developing games, from design and animation to digital modelling.

This degree offers you a dynamic and friendly creative environment. Where you're encouraged and inspired to play, learn and think creatively. Games Design covers the conceptual, visual and digital development of games. You'll be given industry insight that will equip you to seek employment in the trade.

You'll be encouraged to play, to question the nature of games and express the ideas formulated through personal project work. As your skills develop, you'll undertake live projects linked to games developers. And can undertake structured work experience during your studies.

You’ll work to real deadlines, getting the chance to express your own creative ideas and skills through your project work. All while using the latest games software.

Why study with us

  • Games Design, BA (Hons) is ranked 6th in the UK with 97% of students satisfied with teaching (National Student Survey 2020).
  • This course is ranked 1st in the North West with 83% of students satisfied with the student experience (Times Good University Guide 2021).
  • Many of our graduates are now well-respected games designers and artists. In a variety of high-profile companies in the games industry.
games design ba working on a project

Degree Show 2021

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our undergraduate Games Design students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media.

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What you'll do

  • You’ll have the opportunity to work on live projects with companies, adding a real boost to your CV.
  • You are encouraged to operate as a games designer. And given the creative freedom and necessary skills to develop your own ideas.
  • We have an established visiting Industry Speaker programme. Which includes Lead Designers, 3D Artists, QA, Production and Technical Artists from AAA and independent game development studios.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Games Design course facilities


BA (Hons) Games Design - Elliot Platt's Experience

Industry Links

  • The course is part of the Unreal Academic Partner Program. Which recognises UCLan’s provision of experienced staff and high-quality resources. As well as our commitment to excellent student experience in preparation for their future careers.

Future careers in Games Design

Our alumni have gone on to work for a variety of highly successful games companies. For example TT Games, Warner Brothers, Ninja Theory, Team17, Sumo Digital, Naughty Dog, Riot Games, Playdemic and Rebellion. 

On graduation from the course you'll be able to display a rich portfolio of work that will showcase your skills. Core aspects of your graduate work will be visualisation, digital modelling and a solid foundation in game design and documentation.

These skills and others developed on the course are those most commonly identified by the games development industry as key talents in modern Games Designers.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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