Games Design BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 21/09/2018

This course is subject to validation.

BA Games Design is a course created to give you the opportunity to develop the skills required to design and build games for multiple platforms. The program encourages you to explore what the market is looking for and build solutions which meet the market’s needs for the next big game. The object of this course is to give you the opportunity to gain the experiences needed to start your professional journey after graduation.

Course

Highlights

  • Get experience in whole process of creating games with other courses.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Games courses

Through our other games courses students at the University of Northampton have had work published in leading magazine, appearing on TV, exhibited at major gaming events, and have entered national/international Game Jam Competitions.

Course Details

You will be taught in a way that encourages creativity and give you the opportunity to learn from those with industry experience.

Through a series of practical modules, you will be given the chance to explore the theory of design through to the development of quality prototypes for mobile, PC, and console. Key topics which will be covered include: Narrative theory, UX/UI, Introduction to Programming, 2D & 3D Skills, Engine Development, Design Management, and Professional Practice.

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Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. You will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications. Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

This course also forms part of a game development suite of courses which work together to give its students the experience of working with different skills sets within a games environment.

Working together with students from BSc Games Programming and BA Games Art, you will gain the experience of working through the whole development cycle from idea generation to publishing.

With the skills you will acquire you will be encouraged to think “outside the box” and generate novel ideas which could become the next big thing. Maybe to explore the use of Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality. Possibly look into creating the ideas for the next big social game, or how we could use games to help others learn something new.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • Based at the University’s brand new state of the art campus, Waterside, you will be using some of the most up-to-date games development software like that of Substance, Unity3D, UE4, Z Brush, 3DS Max, and the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • The University of Northampton is an academic partner of Unreal Engine, this means we are an official training site for UE4.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

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Updated 21/09/2018

  • This course is subject to validation.

    BA Games Design is a course created to give you the opportunity to develop the skills required to design and build games for multiple platforms. The program encourages you to explore what the market is looking for and build solutions which meet the market’s needs for the next big game. The object of this course is to give you the opportunity to gain the experiences needed to start your professional journey after graduation.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Get experience in whole process of creating games with other courses.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • You will be taught in a way that encourages creativity and give you the opportunity to learn from those with industry experience.

    Through a series of practical modules, you will be given the chance to explore the theory of design through to the development of quality prototypes for mobile, PC, and console. Key topics which will be covered include: Narrative theory, UX/UI, Introduction to Programming, 2D & 3D Skills, Engine Development, Design Management, and Professional Practice.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Games courses

    Through our other games courses students at the University of Northampton have had work published in leading magazine, appearing on TV, exhibited at major gaming events, and have entered national/international Game Jam Competitions.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. You will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications. Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    This course also forms part of a game development suite of courses which work together to give its students the experience of working with different skills sets within a games environment.

    Working together with students from BSc Games Programming and BA Games Art, you will gain the experience of working through the whole development cycle from idea generation to publishing.

    With the skills you will acquire you will be encouraged to think “outside the box” and generate novel ideas which could become the next big thing. Maybe to explore the use of Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality. Possibly look into creating the ideas for the next big social game, or how we could use games to help others learn something new.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour