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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

BA (Hons) Game Arts and Design focuses on the creative side of gaming. Working with experienced game developers and researchers you will look at designing characters, environments and gameplay. You'll spend some of your time studying alongside illustration students where you can hone your character and environment skills. You will explore development on different platforms including mobile, VR and AR, experiment with game sound design, study the psychology of games and gamification, create your own novel game controllers and learn how to make money in the games business from people on the inside.* Stay one step ahead with a course designed in close collaboration with games developers and researchers to ensure technologies, skills and techniques are bang up to date.* Access all areas – keep working into the evening in our dedicated lab space open until 10pm, and take advantage of our other amazing facilities, including a 35 seat, 360° immersive vision theatre.* Be inspired by lecturers who are experts in their field, with backgrounds in both industry and research. The exciting work going on in our research groups, i-DAT and Planetary Collegium, feeds back into the teaching on this course.* Broaden your horizons with great enrichment activities including overseas field trips in Berlin, Helsinki and New York to attend conferences and game jams. * Get exclusive insights with talks from guest speakers from the creative arts and technology industries.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 110 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    124 52%

    67th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    82nd

    1

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