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This year zero course is a preparatory year as part of a four-year BA (Hons) Games Development course. Aimed at students who want more time before year one to develop their skills, this is an ideal entry-level course for aspiring game makers who wish to create imaginative games through a variety of mediums. An entertaining career in games design and computer gaming starts here.
Year 0 in games development encourages creativity, imagination and new ways of making, thinking and documenting.
The course focuses on giving students a solid understanding of games development, the creative process, and the technical knowledge to realise it. The course explores the contemporary gaming industry across a broad range of experiences – from the latest console blockbusters to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
Year zero is an excellent entry point into our BA (Hons) Games Development course, which may suit you if:
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Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English) and also to hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK or international qualifications.
We will use a number of methods to assess an applicant’s suitability for their course of choice.
Primarily applicants are selected on the basis of:
Simply select and click your chosen start date and mode via the 'Apply now' dropdown at the top of this page, and you will be directed to the appropriate page inside the UCAS portal.
The entry requirements for this course are found in the above accordion item. You will also need the course UCAS code, which is located in the course overview module near the top of this page.
The UCAS website will guide you through the process, which is simple and easy to complete. You can also apply through your school or college using the UCAS Apply system.
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International students can apply directly via our Online Applicant Portal. Please see bespoke advice for international students in the dedicated section below.
For information on study routes, visa requirements, studying in England, language and entry requirements, application requirements and access to international agents, please visit our international section.
Admission onto this course is also subject to successful completion of an interview and portfolio (or showreel).
If you wish to study our BA (Hons) Games Development with Year 0 degree course, we will need to see examples of previous work that showcases your suitability for the course.
This page offers great tips for completing your portfolio/showreel and preparing for your interview. It also details the specific portfolio requirements for this course.
You’ll graduate with a solid range of sought-after skills and a comprehensive portfolio ready for a career in any area of the gaming industry, including design, production, artwork, development, analysis and research.
Graduates can go on to pursue a number of careers within the gaming industries, these include but are not limited to:
You will graduate with strong concept skills and technical expertise. Graduates work in areas such as typography, editorial design, packaging, information design, wayfinding, exhibition design, UX/UI, art direction and design strategy.
If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you.
Get in touch with a member of our admissions team:
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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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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.
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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