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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Design - BDes

  • Location

    Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

From Red Dead Redemption to Angry Birds, PlayStation to mobile, the video games industry is the biggest entertainment market in the world. Game Designers are an integral part in the development of games and often develop the initial game ideas, structures, rules and gameplay features.During the course you will study key game design principles and theories that underpin the development of successful games. You will learn practical skills in game prototyping, UI design, level design, game testing and game narrative techniques. Students will have the opportunity to create games for traditional and emerging platforms including contemporary technologies such as Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality devices allowing you to explore new possibilities in games. As games are developed in a highly collaborative environment you will learn essential teamwork and communication skills through the development of interdisciplinary group projects.The aim course is to provide you with the necessary skills to fulfill a range of diverse employment opportunities in a rapidly growing area locally and internationally.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,910per year

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University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    60th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Since 2012, Ulster University has been home to the Confucius Institute in Northern Ireland, winning the accolade of Confucius Institute of the Year in 2016.
With a dedicated staff member on each campus, the International Student Experience team are well placed to provide pastoral support to students from arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    127 53%

    60th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    82nd

    26

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