About this program
Games Development BA (Hons)
By joining this course you'll become part of a committed community of game makers. You can expect to learn by making, to be encouraged to be curious and experimental, and to collaborate with others. We value and reward unique ideas and risk-taking, and help you think about games not only as commercial products but also meaningful art experiences.
The course begins with a close review of the fundamentals of games or the & rules of play, while covering the key design skills, programming tools and co-creation strategies that lead to compelling titles. You'll explore the function of game engines, make 2D assets, and test your developing knowledge in a series of mini game jams.
Your second year shifts attention to narrative design, game sound and 3D asset creation. Alongside this you'll engage emerging forms of game-making for extended realities (XR), while building essential industry-insight through modules that target commercial/entrepreneurial thinking.
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Year one (Level 4) modules
- Rules of Play
- CodeLab I
- 2D Game Art
- Sound for Games
- Critical Play
- Game Jam
Year two (Level 5) modules
- 2D Game Design
- Narrative Design and Gameplay
- 3D Game Art
- Extended Realities
- Commercial Games
- Tangible Games
- Playful Media
- Professional Placement Year
Year three (Level 6) modules
- Industry Ready
- Games Studio Pre-Production
- Serious Games
- Games Studio
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
International students Full time: £15,450
Program Intended Learning Outcomes
Work Experience and Placement Opportunities
There are several available opportunities to engage with industry across the Program. We encourage you to take advantage of:
- Summer placement schemes
- Live briefs within modules
- Industry insight events, professional talks and workshops
- Creative and technical work as part of Creative Computing commissioned projects Roles with university-led external projects that cross subject areas
- Personal commissioned work with support from the Creative Computing team Invites to attend or participate in gaming conventions, regional /national/global game jams and game design competitions
Opportunities to study abroad via the Erasmus+, International Exchange and Study Abroad Programs are also available.
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Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University is a top UK university for creativity, culture, enterprise and education. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University ensures that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens....
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