Our newly developed 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.
Currently being considered for accreditation by The Independent Games Developers’ Association (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. However, if you decide you would like to learn more programming skills and knowledge, there is the option of studying a more technical route within this curriculum. By following this technical path you’ll attain some of the creative fundamentals of game design through scripting, by replacing some of the more art-focused units such as modelling, texturing and animation. You’ll receive further information on all these choices and more during your induction.
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.
There’s a scholarship of up to £10,000 on offer if you choose BSc (Hons) Games Design at Bournemouth University as your firm choice, and you can demonstrate a passion and commitment for the subject area. Apply online by 31 August 2018.
Find out more about this course with Senior Lecturer Dr Charlie Hargood in the BU Webinar, Undergraduate Degrees in Games.
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.
Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
For 2018 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements.