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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-22

  • 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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£ 18,520per year

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

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

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 85 7

    20th out of 113 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    154 70%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    40th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    53rd

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    171 77%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    19th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    68th

    11

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