BA (Hons) Games Design (Topup)

Start Date
Course Course
Games Design
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

Our BA (hons) Top up degree is validated by Sheffield Hallam University. It has been specially designed for students who wish to pursue a career within the computer games industry, and to build on the skills which they have developed at level 4 and 5. The course is mainly based around the artistic elements of games design and development, with some group projects and solo projects. We also help to prepare you for a life in the industry by providing an insight into the professional practice of games design through practical demonstration, research and theory-based study. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of sources and subjects that influence their development as well as experiencing a range of teaching methods such as formal lectures, team teaching, practical demonstrations and tutorials that further enhance their learning experience.

Key Units

  • Computer Games Development
  • Professional Development
  • Planning for Major Project
  • Major Project
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Entry Requirements

Level 5 FdA Games Development or equivalent (HND games development)


  • Presentations
  • Idea development
  • Research led projects
  • Live assignment briefs
  • Work experience 
  • Essays
  • Portfolio of work

Where does this Lead

A Masters degree in the relevant subject

Future Opportunities

The course will be based around the practical skills needed in the industry, creating and developing an effective portfolio/showreel to gain employment or progress onto a top up course. Students will also be encouraged to develop enterprise skills with a focus to becoming employed or self-employed.

Extra Costs

Trips will incur a fee per visit. 

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