Undergraduate Games Design and Development Degrees
Our Games Design and Development degrees let you specialise in games art, scripting, programming or production.
You'll learn in facilities with the latest technology, just like you would find in industry. You'll have a dedicated motion capture studio, high-end computers and software specifically for games creation at your disposal. We also have PlayStation dev kits and virtual reality equipment like the HTC Vive and Oculus available for you to use.
Our dynamic industry partnerships have resulted in the launch of the Games Lab on our Stoke-on-Trent campus, and some of our courses are now accredited by games industry body TIGA.
Specialise in design, gameplay, animation or programming depending on your interests. If it's creativity and 3D design you're keen on then we've got you covered with our BA (Hons) Games Art. Our design, production and programming courses focus more on the technical aspects of games production. And if it's the history and theory of games and gaming that fascinates you, we have the BA (Hons) Games Studies.
Computer Gameplay Design and Production BSc (Hons)
If you love the idea of developing exciting and experimental games, this degree may be for you. It's ideal if you're interested in a career as a games designer.
Computer Games Animation BA (Hons)
Learn traditional and games-oriented skills in our new studios. The degree covers motion capture and 3D modelling, plus cinematic and character animation.
Computer Games Design BSc (Hons)
Develop your skills on our Computer Games Design degree. Ideal if you're interested in becoming a 3D artist, animator or games designer.
Computer Games Design and Programming BSc (Hons)
As a Computer Games Design and Programming student, you'll create designs for games, 3D models and animations. Learn how to manipulate and create game engines.
Computer Games Development BSc (Hons)
If you aspire to set up your own game studio or to work as a programmer in an established studio, look no further than our Computer Games Development degree.
Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons)
Aimed at aspiring programmers, our Computer Games Development degree will show you how to create exciting games with professional hardware and software tools.
Computer Games Programming (Virtual Reality) BSc (Hons)
Learn the graphics, mathematics, physics, data representation and simulation concepts that will make you stand out as a VR specialist in the games industry.
Games Art BA (Hons)
With our Games Art degree, you'll be able to get to grips with everything from environment and character creation to props, vehicle and weaponry design.
Games Studies BA (Hons)
Our Games Studies degree is perfect for anyone interested in studying, discussing and researching issues around games, the games industry and its players.
What our staff and students say
Studying Computer Games Design was an excellent way to prepare me for my career as a 3D Character Artist. I was able to get a scope of nearly all fields in the games industry, which really helped me to focus my skills and to land my first job. I also met a tonne of good friends along the way and had a blast.Michael Knowland - Computer Games Design
We're renowned for the high standards of our teaching and we've forged solid relationships with some of the biggest names across the gaming industry. Our courses are recognised as excellent regarding employability and we have gained TIGA Accreditation and Creative Skillset Accreditation, which recognises the accredited courses as being a significant UK gateway for student employment in the Games Industry when they graduate.Bobbie Fletcher - Academic Group Leader
Students studying on our Games Design and Development degrees have the facilities that put them in an authentic industry environment.
We've designed our subjects and courses to reflect the roles and careers our students want, so when you graduate you'll be industry ready.
A fully equipped space designed to nurture future industry developers studying with us on our Games courses.
PlayStation Academic Development Programme
Our membership of this programme means our teaching labs are equipped with professional PlayStation software (SDK) and development hardware, including PS4 and PSVita dev kits.
Global Games Jam
We hosted the largest Global Game Jam in Europe in 2015 with 300 students making games within 48 hours.
Take a 360 look at our Games Facilities
Our games design graduates often go on to employment with industry heavy hitters.
In the last few years they've worked with Rockstar Games, Naughty Dog, Codemasters and Jagex, among others.
We host national and European events - such as the Global Game Jam - on campus on a regular basis. So you'll learn from the world's best as you network with potential employers.
Our graduates have found employment in roles including:
- Technical animator
- Environment artist
- 3D character modeller
- Games designer
- Games producer
- Games animator
- Games technical artist
- Narrative designer
- Lighting technical director
- Level, quest and mission designer
Guaranteed Work Experience
Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students joining us in September.
This work experience may be closely linked to your course, or it could be designed to develop your broader employability skills. Our commitment gives you the best possible mix of knowledge and practical experience.
Work Experience Opportunities
Graduates from our games courses have worked with:
- Rockstar North
- Naughty Dog
- Asylum Entertainment
- Climax Studios
- Kuju Entertainment