Our BSc (Hons) Games Design degree focuses on the design aspect of creating contemporary video games; exploring everything from the theory behind the creation of successful digital entertainment titles to the generation of dedicated art and content for them.
BU is a member of The Independent Games Developers’ Association (TIGA), and our Games courses have been nominated by TIGA for Best Educational Institution.
Currently being considered for accreditation by TIGA, the course covers level design, interactive storytelling, narrative development, interface design, games analytics, scripting for game creation, plus 3D modelling and texturing for games. The degree follows a curriculum that is intended for specialising exclusively in the art and design aspects of video games creation.
To complement the skills and knowledge acquired on the course, those undertaking the four-year course have the opportunity to complete at least 30 weeks in an industry work placement – designed to give you a competitive edge when seeking employment. In the three-year course, you have the option to complete an optional 4-week placement if you choose to.
As well as preparing you for a career in games, the skills and knowledge you will develop on this course will also open up opportunities in a range of other sectors, such as multimedia, technology and entertainment.
We have regular contact with games developers across the UK and overseas including Unity, Jagex, King, Sports Interactive, Creative Assembly, Climax Studios and others. As a result, you can expect guest lectures from some of the leading names in the industry.
Find out more about this course with Senior Lecturer Dr Charlie Hargood in the BU Webinar, Undergraduate Degrees in Games.
See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.
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Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years with an optional 4-week placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
All subjects considered