University of East London

Course Introduction

Whether it’s the fun of Super Mario or the horror of Resident Evil that consumes you, this is your chance to convert your passion for playing games into knowledge about how to create and design them. You’ll get the most out of our course if you come with an interest in all kinds of games – board, card and pen-and-paper - not just digital ones. You’ll be amazed what you can learn from games like Munchkin or Dungeons and Dragons. We run two games courses at UEL, subtly different but both sharing the same focus on designing games and game play. “Frankly, there are no other courses similar,” says Senior Lecturer David Dorrington. “We’re not a computing course nor an arts course. We’re about designing experiences of play, designing emotional experiences, allowing students to develop a skill set so they can develop a game from scratch.” Our course will equip you, like many of our successful graduates, for a role in the expanding games industry. We're justly proud of the imagination and quality of our students’ work.By the end of your course, you should be playing a game you designed yourself – and hopefully following in the footsteps of the many UEL graduates now making their mark in the games industry.

Course Modules

The first year introduces the basics of computer games design, games analysis, story development/writing and games theory, as well as graphics and prototyping production techniques and theories. The second year focuses on detailed games design, planning, implementation, production management, prototyping and testing and story development skills, as well as dissertation planning and preparation. The final year introduces a year-long, large scale, multidisciplinary team-based production project. At this level you also undertake a full year research project and dissertation on a topic of your choice, carry out market research to create a targeted game design, and develop more advanced technical skills.

Start Date:

23/09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,880 Overseas Fees