All Courses Applying to Hull Accommodation Money Visit us Undergraduate Game and Entertainment Design BA (Hons) Study What you'll study About Find out how this course is structured Entry The course requirements Future prospects What the future holds Choose a year of entry 2017 2018 Select your option View details of Game and Entertainment Design What you'll study * All modules are subject to availability BA (Hons) with Foundation Year Students who require Foundation Year study will register on the Media Studies with Foundation Year programme. Upon successful completion (with a score of 50% or above) you will progress directly onto the Digital Design programme of your choice. The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on the degree. You'll study the following modules English Language for Academic Purposes English Language for Academic Purposes 2 Academic Study Skills Research Project in the Humanities Introduction to Study in the Humanities Communication in a Globalised Context BA (Hons) First year You'll develop and apply core knowledge and skills in 2D and 3D visual design, animation, game world environments, and film and narrative construction. You'll also accumulate a design portfolio to demonstrate your knowledge of game and entertainment design concepts during your studies. This will include a major piece of production work in your final year. Core modules Principles of Visual Design Game and Entertainment Studies Production Planning and Professional Skills 3D Design 1 Designing for Entertainment and Play Optional modules The Craft of Film-Making Free Elective Second year Core modules 3D Design 2 Principles of Animation Multi-Platform Storytelling Visual Design 2 Team Project Optional modules Work Placement Free Elective Final year Core modules Major Project 3D Design 3 Evolving Narrative Architectures Creative Leaders and Entrepreneurship Optional modules Advanced Video Production Free Elective BA (Hons) with an Industrial Placement We encourage our students to consider a work placement in Year 3, as it makes a significant difference when they return to complete their studies – to both academic performance and future employment prospects. Students on placement have a dedicated Academic Support Tutor. Your tutor will talk you through potential placement opportunities, help with applications and support you during the year. Placements can be with multinational organisations employing large teams of design staff (such as Sky or the BBC), through to small to medium enterprises around the UK and beyond. We also work closely with the Centre for Digital Innovation, a £15-million investment in Hull's digital industry. Placements may be possible in this organisation, providing you with opportunities to gain valuable relevant experience in the local area. Fees and funding UK/EU: £9,250 Overseas: £12,800 Foundation Year: Home/EU students: £6,165 Overseas: £8,500 More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website. Find out more Admissions +44 (0)1482 466100 Screen International enquiries Where you'll study Hull Campus About the course Studying game and entertainment design at the University of Hull enables you to develop the creativity, innovation and design skills to succeed as a creative designer in the lucrative games and entertainment industries. We look to our graduates to go beyond the norm and move games and entertainment design forward in the 21st century. Throughout the course, you'll build up a digital portfolio of professional-standard work to showcase your abilities and boost your employment prospects. You'll be taught by industry experts with a range of skills and experiences, including managing large team-based projects across Europe, directing live media events and delivering visual design solutions in the creative industries. You'll develop leadership skills and an informed, critical and creative approach to game and entertainment design and other forms of digital design, media and culture. The optional year in industry gives you the chance to enhance your CV with valuable real-world experience in this rapidly changing and dynamic field. The foundation year is for those returning to study who have relevant experience but who don't meet the academic entry requirements for the full Honours programme. P301 BA (Hons) 4 years W291 BA (Hons) 3 years W281 BA (Hons) 4 years Related courses Media Studies Game and Entertainment Design with a Modern Language Game and Entertainment Design with a Modern Language Digital Design Film Studies Digital Design Film Studies Computer Science for Games Development Computer Science for Games Development Book an open day Apply Download our prospectus Entry requirements Foundation Year entry requirements: The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree. We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application. For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications. 2017 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from two or more A levels, or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications. UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications. Alternative qualifications IB Diploma: 28 points. BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DMM in relevant subject(s). Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit. We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance. International students (language requirements) If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements. Future prospects This programme is specifically geared towards creating graduates ready to work in the games and entertainment industries. Digital media graduates have gone on to successful careers in games content design, multimedia production and advertising production. We'll equip you to enter a range of roles in the digital design industry – from traditional graphic design, through interactive design for web platforms, to positions in advertising. The University has an excellent Careers Service, which gives individual advice and arranges recruiting visits by prospective employers during your ﬁnal year. We do consistently well in the ‘graduate employment’ category of national surveys. And we have one of the lowest graduate unemployment rates in the UK.