Turn your love for games into a career and become part of a thriving global gaming industry.
If working out the rules, systems, puzzles and challenges that shape a player’s experience in a game is what you get excited about, then Game Development: Design is for you. You’ll graduate having had extensive experience as a game designer from paper concept to the finished article, with a portfolio of completed games on which you have worked closely with all the other development team disciplines. No specific subject area is required for this specialism in terms of previous qualifications, but a good, passionate understanding of games and the ability to understand and interpret software is advantageous.
AwardBA(Hons) Games Development and Futures
Awarding BodyMiddlesex University
Modes of StudyFull time
What is an accelerated degree?
In 1999 ACM pioneered the World’s first accelerated degree delivering two 45-week terms that allowed a traditional three-year degree to be delivered across two-years. Over the subsequent 20 years this model has been adopted as the gold standard delivery for two-year degrees, with the government recognising the model developed by ACM in legislation in 2017.
The accelerated model provides a quicker route to industry by condensing a three-year degree into two years through the addition of an extra third term during the Summer. This means that students study a year and a half’s worth of a degree in a one year time timeframe. This model means that students do not study more intensively during any given weeks of the course, the extra learning takes place during weeks that students would normally be on an extended Summer holiday at a traditional University.
The accelerated nature of the course does still allow for time off, with seven weeks of the year taken as holiday between terms. This system mirrors the type of holiday periods students are familiar with through their study at School and College. Due to ACM’s industry connections, partnerships and vocational project briefs, students get numerous opportunities to work whilst on programme, even gaining academic credits for their work. This means it is possible to study and build a meaningful CV during your accelerated course, with opportunities to learn and earn whilst on programme.
DurationCampus based, full-time.
ACM Guildford & Birmingham
2 Year accelerated delivery
3 Year traditional delivery
FHEQ CreditsDegree 360
UCAS Institution CodeA48
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All candidates may be required to attend an audition / interview. View interview guide
Minimum age 18
All candidates should hold at least 2 Cs at “A” Level (or equivalent level 3 qualification),
We normally require Grade C/4 GCSE (or an equivalent qualification) in English. Candidates should be capable of using the English language fluently, and able to structure arguments and present evidence to a standard appropriate to study at Level 4. Where the application materials appear insufficient to form a clear judgement on the candidate’s fluency, additional documentary evidence (e.g., recent essays) will be called for.
Applicants for whom English is a second language are required to have achieved IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent qualification
Details regarding the English Language requirements for Middlesex University programmes can be viewed here.
Fees & financing information can be found here.
Interview GuideView Interview Guide
UCAS CodesView UCAS codes
BA (Hons) Games Development and Futures
Course codes: Art and Animation – GDAR | Applied Music and Audio – GDAU | Games Design – GDDS | Games Engines and Programming – GAPR | Creative Business Practices – GBIZ