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Games Design and Art BA (Hons)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Winchester School of Art

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

On BA Games Design & Art you’ll gain an understanding of the whole games design and development process, graduating with skills that you can apply in any part of the games industry, from small studios to major games publishers. Unlike many games design courses, it is based in an art school rather than a computer science department, allowing you to work creatively while gaining essential technical skills. Through studio work you’ll have the chance to apply design thinking to games, explore concepts you are passionate about and make the games you want to make. These might be games that offer an immersive experience, make people think differently about an issue, generate team-based fun or offer pure escapism. Broad in its scope, the course covers the spectrum of gaming, from physical games and board games to video and virtual reality games. Working closely with your peers in a small, close-knit class, you’ll collaborate, inspire one another and discover your strengths. Studio work is set up to simulate the approach of independent (indie) design companies; working on group projects, you’ll experience different design team roles and learn how to pitch and market your ideas. In addition, guest lectures by successful games entrepreneurs and opportunities to present your own games to industry will give you a head start as you enter this dynamic sector.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,560per year

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

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  • Entry standards

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    154 69%

    19th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    62nd

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    179 75%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93 93%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

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    3.93 79%

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