Games Design is an exciting and challenging course. If you are thinking of applying to study our Games Design course, the information on this page would help you to make your decision and prepare for the admission process.
It is always a good idea to come and see us during university Open Days before you apply. You can find out more about the Open Days on the University’s website.
When you receive a conditional offer from us, you may also be asked to come for a ‘Portfolio Review’ which involves a very informal meeting and a chat to see samples of your work and ensure that our Games Design course is suitable for you. This way, we can answer any questions that you may have about the course and your studies before you make your choice.
We will ask applicants to bring a portfolio of their work with them. This can include the work you have done during your studies and any relevant work you have done in your own time out of interest, e.g. photography, music, writing, drawing, performance. We are interested to know more about you, your interests, your abilities and your passion; not just your college work or game design work.
Before you come for the interview, it would be useful if you keep a notebook of your game ideas, doodles and designs. Also, if you have time and it is possible, try to read a books on game design before and have a go at using a game engine. For example, if you have a student email address, you can download Unreal 4 for free from this Unreal site. Experiment with a 3D game design software, e.g. 3ds Max or Maya. Students can download them for free from this Autodesk site.
If you live outside the UK and cannot attend the interview, you would be asked to send your portfolio to us by post or email. You could also have it presented online. If necessary, you would be also be asked to take part in a distance interview through a webcam.
If you are offered a conditional offer without being asked to come for a Portfolio Review, you will be given the opportunity to come and see the staff, the environment and the resources, and show your work and get some feedback and advise, if you wish to do so.
You can always contact the academic member of staff if you need more information. Please use the Contact page to do so.
You normally apply through the UCAS website.