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BA (Hons)
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Games Design

3 Years
September 2023
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.

Why study with us

  • Games Design at the University of Central Lancashire is accredited by Unreal Academic Partner Program.
  • 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. They now work in a variety of high-profile companies in the games industry.

Degree Show 2023

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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A day in the life of a Games Design student

Games Design gallery01 / 05

What you'll do

  • You’ll have the opportunity to work on live projects with companies, adding a real boost to your CV.
  • You're encouraged to work like a games designer. You'll have creative freedom and will learn the necessary skills to develop your own ideas.
  • We have an established visiting Industry Speaker programme. We host talks from Lead Designers, 3D Artists, QA, Production and Technical Artists. Our speakers come from both 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.

Visit us this autumn

Discover our facilities, explore campus and talk to academic staff and students about the courses you want to study at one of our autumn Open Days.

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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 games design degree 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. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£14,900 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page