University of East London

Course Introduction

This is your chance to convert your passion for playing games into knowledge about how to create and design them. And this extended course is perfect if you don’t have the standard entry requirements.

First we prepare you for your degree during your Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.

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.

Course Modules

The course will grab your attention and challenge you from the start. It looks broadly at culture, cultural transmission and cultural production from a variety of perspectives and in relation to your chosen area of study. What do visual texts tell us about a culture? History can be seen as a cultural record, but what gets recorded? Are media workers, as symbol creators, in a privileged position? The programme will also help build core skills of analysis, reflection and debate which are vital for successful university study and are the skills, alongside subject knowledge, that employers expect graduates to have.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees