201–300 th
Impact Rankings 2020
European Teaching Rankings 2018
8 th
Impact Rankings: Quality education 2020
Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, United Kingdom

Games Design (with integrated foundation year) - University of Cumbria

Would you love to create the video games you play? Well, bring your fascination and creativity to this course and we’ll enable you to develop your skills to turn your ideas into exciting new games. Right from the off, you’ll be designing, developing and creating new game experiences to create a portfolio that you can hand to future employers. Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** Our aim is to see you graduate as a highly-skilled and technical artist that this growing and competitive industry expects of you. This is not a programming course, it is all about the art and design work related to video games. So, you’ll learn all about art and design work related to video games making you proficient creating storyboarded concepts and turning them into playable prototypes (both 2D and 3D). - 75% of your studies will be designing, developing and creating practically - You’ll be using the 3D and games engine software used in the professional industry workplace - Tutors are active professionals in the gaming industry - You’ll study on a dedicated arts campus, mixing with other creative minds, including actors and writers, who you’ll be able to work alongside on projects - We’ll teach you entrepreneurial skills to enable you to market yourself and work as a freelance - You’ll develop a wide-range of skills including drawing, 3D modelling, texturing and animation - The 3D models that you create can be used in games, in films, adverts and TV shows, even in 3D printing and prototyping - You’ll be encouraged to develop your own personal iconography - Your digital skills will be transferrable to other careers, including film and television Our course will enable you to be digitally proficient to work with leading design and software companies worldwide – as it has done for former students, who’ve worked on films with Warner Brothers and Pixar and with world-renowned gaming developers. Plus, our learn-and-do ethos means that you’ll have every opportunity to create a brimming portfolio of quality and playable games to show future employers.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Carlisle - Brampton Road,CarlisleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £6,000
  • England Year 1 £6,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £6,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £6,000
  • Wales Year 1 £6,000
  • International Year 1 £7,500