London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The BA (Hons) Game Cultures degree was one of the first undergraduate courses to offer creative and critical skills in video game design, development and analysis rooted in a cultural and media studies perspective. If you want to pursue a design'related role within the game industry, or a game'related job in connected industries such as journalism or PR, this course is ideal for you. Unusually for a degree of this kind, 100 percent of the course is devoted to the study and production of videogames. As a Game Cultures student you won't be required to take generalist media theory or computing science modules; instead, over your three years at LSBU, you will live and breathe videogames.

Course Modules

Year 1: game contexts (theory module); 2D game design; art and sound design; memory games (theory module); 3D modelling; industry and professional practice 1. Year 2: story design; organic modelling and animation; 3D level design; recreation (theory module); coding and programming; industry and professional practice 2. Year 3: advanced game project (triple module); tangible play; dissertation (double module).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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77% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 66%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 86%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 75%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

65% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 15
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 25
Unknown 10

22% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 85%

Total Practical: 15%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation