BA (Hons)

Games Design

3 years
September 2024

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

  • 3rd
    in the UK for career prospects
    Guardian University Guide (Animation and Games Design)
  • 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 2024

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

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Degree Show work by Jake Taylor
Degree Show work by Jake Taylor

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.


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.

Get to know us

Book an Open Day to get a feel for our campuses and meet current students and staff. It's the perfect way to get a taste of university life.

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Games Design course facilities

Adobe Creative Cloud

Unleash your creativity at anytime, anywhere. From September 2024, you'll have access to the industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud package on both your personal device and on campus. Get hands-on with this widely recognised package and create a portfolio that showcases your skills.

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BA (Hons) Games Design - Jordan Spencer's Experience

Industry links

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, Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Lucid Games, Media Molecule, Firesprite, Supermassive Games and Rebellion. 

Some of other graduates have built very successful businesses. White Paper Games, set up by our Games and Animation alumni, was founded 10 years ago and we have great relationships with the founders who to this day, support student learning on the Games Design course.

Fees and funding

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.


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