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Computer Games Design BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Become a specialist in the field of games design and learn to work as part of a creative project team, with our Computer Games Design degree in Cambridge.Our BA (Hons) Computer Games Design course will take you through the main areas of computer games development, from idea generation all the way to releasing a playable and polished game.As you study you’ll develop specialist skills in game design, level design, user interface design, and user experience design. You’ll learn about different methods for user and task analysis that will help you develop intuitive and accessible interfaces.You’ll also develop a deep understanding of the two most popular commercial game engines, Unity and Unreal – knowledge that is highly sought after in the creative industries.And of course you’ll build a professional portfolio to showcase your skills to future employers and clients.There’s never been a better time to take a degree in computer games. According to UKIE, the value of the UK video games market reached £7bn in 2020. The industry needs highly skilled graduates that can work in multidisciplinary teams.ARU is the place to study a computer games degree. The East of England is a hub for games companies, including Jagex, Frontier Developments and Ninja Theory.As a Computer Games Design student at ARU, you’ll be based in our studio in the heart of Cambridge.Working as a team is crucial to games development and so you’ll take part in collaborative projects with students from other creative courses, developing your skills in teamwork and project management.Every year, you’ll also tackle live briefs from our industry partners. These might include prototyping game ideas, and even developing teaser games. You’ll have a chance to take part in negotiated briefs too, which may focus more on your particular interests and specialisms.Throughout your Computer Games Design degree, our expert staff are on hand to offer support and feedback. They’ll help you create an online presence to showcase your work.We also attend games jams, industry talks, conferences and festivals. They’re great places to make contacts in the gaming industry.This course is subject to planning. Some content, including modules, may be subject to change.

Application deadline

26 January

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UCAS Points : 96

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    100th out of 113 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    102 46%

    104th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    75th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    28th

    34

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