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BA (Hons) Digital Creative Industries

£10,000 scholarships available
  • Late
  • UCAS Code:
    LW65
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

This is one of the newest, most up-to-date degrees in the UK, taught at one of the most established and highly regarded centres for games and animation in the country. This course has a broad range of disciplines that will be covered across topics such as computer animation, visual effects and games design.

It focuses on graduate skills allowing you to be able to move into a broad sector of industries and take on creative roles that will ultimately enable you to become the creative leaders of the future. You will be equipped to be involved in production as well as gaining transferrable skills that will enable you to be an effective member of creative production team.

This degree is ideal if you're interested in the creative sector, with a particular interest in computer games. The degree looks at digital art, animation and the production process for creating digital art in the creative industry. A slant towards the games industry is achieved with learning encompassing creative industries and digital artistic processes.

You’ll also learn about the business aspect of the games sector, making sure that as well as having the technical and theoretical skills to help create brilliant games, you also have the business acumen to help them become a success in a competitive marketplace.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO 2017), Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement

Entry requirements:

For 2018 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC 112 tariff points (Grade DMM). For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components), or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

BU is a member of TIGA

Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students from both the Faculty of Science & Technology and the NCCA. You may also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry. 

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. As an indication, over 90% of the most popular units on similar courses in 2016/17 were assessed by coursework.

Download the programme specification (pdf 686kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

The placement provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand industry experience. We have regular contact with games developers across the UK and overseas, including Jagex, Lionhead, Marmalade, Goodgame Studios and Climax Studios, some of whom act as industry advisers, offering guidance on course content for relevant courses.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

The computer games industry is continuing to expand at a rapid rate. This course will help you develop all the skills you need to enter this fast-paced and exciting industry.

We have links with games companies locally, nationally and internationally, allowing you to make contacts before you graduate.

Our staff

You can visit our department pages to read more about the specialist interests of our Creative Technology staff, or register for an Open Day to meet us.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student; see our Belong+ pages for more information.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

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