Course overview

  • Starts: Sept 2021 / Sept 2022
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: I600
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £16,500

Ideal for: aspiring game makers who wish to create imaginative games and gaming stories through a variety of mediums

You’ve got game. 

From designing characters and environments to pitching ideas to industry, you will leave this reputable multidisciplinary gaming degree with an enviable portfolio of work. Thrive in the world of games development and discover your niche by focusing on one of three key gaming areas: games art, technical design or design and production.

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Why study this games development degree?

  1. Games-first approach, putting making at the centre of teaching
  2. Encourages self-efficacy and team building through project work
  3. Prepares you for a career as a computer games maker
  4. Truly understand the needs and desires of computer games players 
  5. Flexibility to specialise in your favourite games development discipline 
  6. Build a critical language and understanding of games development
  7. Develop a diverse understanding of games technologies

The booming games industry is at the forefront of innovation, with gaming technologies finding their way into a myriad of industries, including architecture, filmmaking and medicine. The sector inspires innovation by continually pushing the boundaries and driving companies to create new technologies. 

There is no better time to be a part of the thrilling computer games industry.

This games development degree in London, UK, gives you the fundamental skills you need to successfully design and develop games of all kinds. You will work with a broad range of briefs across table top, mobile, console and computer to engage with the wider elements of games culture and practice.

With access to cutting-edge technology and deep industry contacts, you’ll create exciting and imaginative games that tell stories and explore how games have changed the way we think and interact. You will explore different roles within the industry as well as the visual side of development, learning how gaming stories are told and delivered. 

Game making is central to this course, pushing students to develop their own practice in a supportive and critical environment. Working both independently and collaboratively, you will learn industry level skillsets in game engine technologies, games culture and game design fundamentals.

The course reflects forward thinking industry practice in its approach to technical design as a growing discipline within games development, alongside more established avenues such as technical art and games design.

Follow a pathway tailored to your passions

From the get go, you’ll be able to build your game design thinking alongside your technical skills and encourage you to engage with industry. From your second year you’ll be able to specialise in one of our discipline pathways:

  • Game design and production
  • Game art
  • Technical design

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The specifics

Facilities

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Production control rooms

State-of-the-art production control rooms featuring the very latest video and audio editing technology.

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TV Studio

Large fully equipped and industry-grade HDTV studio to equip students with the right technology to bring ideas to life.

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Print shop at Ravensbourne University

Our Print Shop team will help you with all your printing needs. Whatever the size or material you want to work with, we can help. Bring your ideas up to scale with our large format printer and create printed designs for fabrics or textiles with our screen printing facilities.

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Kit Store at Ravensbourne

As a digital student, you'll need access to equipment relevant to your course that will support your learning.

The Kit Store provides a wide range of equipment that students can borrow to complete their projects. Staff can also borrow equipment to deliver their practical sessions. 

It houses a wide range of equipment from industry standard manufacturers, including cameras, audio, lighting, and more.

Staff at the Kit Store are trained in various relevant departments and are available to give advice on all the equipment within the store, to help you realise your project.

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iMac suite at Ravensbourne

iMac suite at Ravensbourne University - ideal for design students and computing students.

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Prototyping suite

Prototyping suite

Our rapid prototyping suite helps students to turn ideas into realistic proofs of concept with the use of state-of-the-art 2d and 3d printing and fabrication.

Students can run off a working 3d prototype in less than a day, laser cut a range of 2d and 3d printed materials or use the latest dye-sublimation fabric printers to add incredible patterns to fabric.

We also have one of the world’s first and best multi-material Polyjet printers to produce detailed and precise prototypes that have a final-product look and feel.

Training is provided on specialist equipment and our helpful and friendly staff are on hand to support you in turning your ideas into working prototypes.

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Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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