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BA (Hons)

Games Design (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Want to design the games you play? Develop games and learn design, animation and digital modelling from industry professionals on our Games Design Foundation Entry Degree.

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme.

Your studies unfold via a series of games design projects. Some are individual, some are collaborative and some are live briefs set by industry, such as Game Jam. These projects allow you to explore every aspect of games design and develop your own personal practice.

Complementary to the project work is a series of lectures and demonstrations designed to develop the skills you’ll need to become a successful games designer.

Why study with us

  • 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.
  • Take part in the University’s annual Games Design and Animation Virtual Degree Show. It showcases the talents of final year students through Degree Show projects.
  • Grab the opportunity for structured work experience, which may include a work placement, an internship, a live business project and more.

Degree Show 2022

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.

Access the Degree Show

Discover cJAM Media, our networking event for students

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What you’ll do

  • Develop your visualisation and digital modelling skills along with a solid foundation in game design and documentation. These are key talents for modern Games Designers.
  • Showcase your ideas, enthusiasm, skills and talent at our cJAM careers event with industry professionals. The event closes with placements awarded to successful students.
  • Our Industry Speaker programme includes Lead Designers, 3D Artists, QA, Production and Technical Artists from AAA and independent game development studios throughout the UK.

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 on a university Open Day

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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View the course facilities

Future careers

There are many opportunities for Games Design graduates who work hard to create a strong portfolio, including in games design, concept art, environment art and technical processes.

Our alumni have gained good positions with a variety of highly successful games companies including Warner Brothers, Ninja Theory, Rare, Naughty Dog, Riot Games, and Playdemic.

They often come back to visit and share their experience.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first 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.

Select your country and 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 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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