Our University Open Day is a free event bringing together a range of universities with specialised games courses to let you know all about what their courses can teach you, and what they can provide you with when starting a career in game development.
Below you can find more info about each exhibiting university including links to download their course documentation.
From launching the world’s first Games degree over 20 years ago, Abertay is the number one university in Games education in the UK and the whole of Europe. A title it’s held for the past six years from the world renowned Princeton Review. The University has been instrumental in building Dundee in Scotland into a global hub for computing and gaming – it’s a city packed with Games companies, start-ups and collectives.
Abertay’s School of Design and Informatics has industry accredited degree courses, from technology in games programming, to creative courses in design and digital media creation. And it leads inGAME, an R&D project to grow the Dundee videogames cluster which includes the BBC, Microsoft and V&A Dundee as partners.
BA (Hons) Computer Arts
BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology
BA (Hons) Game Design & Production
Anglia Ruskin University
You have an eye for detail that can turn a good game into a great game. You want to create games using up-to-the-minute technology, and forge connections with gaming studios in and around Cambridge. We’ll give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed in this multi-billion pound industry.
BA (Hons) Computer Art
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology
MA Computer Games Development (Art)
MSc Computer Games Development (Computing)
De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and world-class facilities. We are proud to be one of the top 25 universities for graduate employment and we offer a great student experience. Based in Leicester, in the heart of England, DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. We provide a supportive learning environment in which our students are encouraged to hone their skills, be creative and defy the status quo.
BSc Computer Games Programming
BSc Games Production
BA Game Art
From VFX to Game Art, Animation to Motion Graphics, Escape Studios is recognised for supplying the industry with fresh new talent, with alumni that can contribute creativity and skills to move the UK’s screen industries forward.
Now approved and endorsed internationally as an Unreal authorised training centre, as well as both Rookies and Houdini certified schools, we take students with raw talent and shape them into the creative professionals demanded by today’s employers. With courses developed by industry experts, you learn from the best; our courses are agile and delivered within a boutique environment.
With a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses; our focus is on ensuring all of our students leave studio-ready!
BA/MArt The Art of Video Games
Winner of the Grads in Games Higher Education Institution Award in 2020 Staffordshire University is one of the leading institutions for Games Education in the UK. Staffordshire University is the home to over 2,200 students from foundation year to PhD. To support this we have over 500 dedicated developer workstations, 200 Wacom Cintiq tablets, PlayStation 4 Dev Kits, a 24 camera Vicon performance capture space.
Our labs are equipped with 9, 10 or RTX series graphics cards and the latest industry software from Autodesk, Substance, Zbrush, Houdini, Marvelous and more. As part of the exploration of future technology. Our Smart Zone is a bustling centre of invention, innovation and creation. With laser scanning, 3D Printing, and AR and VR suites.
BA (Hons) Games Art
BA (Hons) Concept Art for Games and Film
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design
BSc (Hons) Computer Gameplay Design and Production
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development
BA (Hons) Animation
BA (Hons) Esports
BA (Hons) Games PR and Community Management
University Centre Leeds
At University Centre Leeds, we provide a supportive higher education environment designed to promote and enhance independent learning.
We appreciate and recognise everyone’s unique differences and are committed to enhancing your knowledge and helping you accomplish your academic and career goals. Whether you are continuing your studies, changing career path or returning to learning, we are here to help you reach your full potential and are on hand to support you to attain the qualifications you require. Our key priority is to make sure that the course is right for you and to help you achieve your full potential. We are dedicated to excellence and will work with you as partners in learning and research to ensure that we achieve this. Our students commend us on the support we provide to help you realise your goals. We hope that that you will enjoy a first class experience with us.
University of Bradford
The University of Bradford has a true community atmosphere and is one of the most socially inclusive universities in the UK. We offer students a supportive and academically challenging experience, enhanced by outstanding support services, a lively on-campus community of sports and societies, and a culturally diverse city on our doorstep. The Department of Media, Design and Technology has a long history of being at the forefront of new developments in the fields of interactive media, film and television production, computer animation, games and computer applications. We have industry-standard production facilities, cutting-edge research and an expert academic team.
BSc (Hons) Game Design and Development
BA (Hons) Graphics for Games
BA (Hons) Film and Television Production
BSc (Hons) Film and Visual Effects Technology
BSc (Hons) Animation
BSc (Hons) Virtual and Augmented Reality
University of the West of England
At UWE we aim to support the next generation of game developers by giving our students a foundation in problem solving, programming (using C++) and software design for the entertainment industry. With effective software design for games our graduates develop the transferrable skills needed in this competitive industry.
Our programme has been recognised by TIGA having won an award for Best Education Initiative and Talent Development in 2020 and we are one of the UK games courses that are TIGA accredited. As PlayStation®First partners, our students gain direct experience of developing for Sony PlayStation platforms using their official development kits, learning through practical projects to create playable scenarios that consolidate new concepts and applications.
BSc Games Technology
MSc Commercial Games Development
University of Plymouth
Computing at the University of Plymouth is the embodiment of this passion to develop, create and innovate with undergraduate degrees focused upon producing the next generation of game developers, computer scientists and engineers. Create your own apps, games, virtual and mixed reality solutions to build your profile as a versatile developer. Our courses challenge you to innovate in the games sector while applying your highly transferable skills using game technologies to solve real world problems. Work individually and as part of a team, establishing your portfolio and career trajectory.
With a rich history in providing excellent research and industry-informed teaching, our graduates have excellent employment opportunities and are led through their learning by experienced research and commercially active staff. This ensures students are kept at the cutting edge of technological development and go into industry primed with the right skills, knowledge, and mindset to succeed.
BSc (Hons) Games Development Technologies
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
University of Sunderland
The life changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and our track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies.
We offer a range of computer science and games art courses, including BSc (Hons) Game Development and BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art. Our BSc (Hons) Game Development course equips you with the necessary technical skills to develop games both independently and within a multidisciplinary environment, backed by industry standard practices. BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art allows you to explore and develop both traditional and new techniques, learning key digital skills in 2D and 3D as well as the core principles of character-led animation.
BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
BSc (Hons) Game Development
BSc (Hons) Animation and Games Art
BSc (Hons) Networks and Cybersecurity
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is a city centre campus university that boasts cutting-edge facilities with an approach to teaching which saw us awarded Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework our reputation for excellence is well-earned.
Within the Games industry our graduates have gone on to become employees at Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Foundry 42, Rebellion, Crytek, Frontier Developments, Splash Damage, Ubisoft, and many more.
BA Games Art and Design
BSc Games Development
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a modern University situated in heart of Glasgow City Centre and offers full time game courses in game art and animation, game design and game software development. Our graduates have been employed by companies such as CCP, Crytek, EA, Guerrilla Games, King, No Code, Rockstar North, Sega, Sony, and many others. GCU has always been an active member in the games community and as such hosted a Global Game Jam site for over a decade! Also we are a local hub for Tranzfuser, a competition run by the UK Games Fund with a chance to win £20,000, where we have had multiple winners! Come study with us and accelerate your career into the games indusrty!
BSc Computer Games
BSc Computer Games (Design)
BSc Computer Games (Software Development)
BSc 3D Animation and Visualisation
BSc 3D Animation and Visualisation (Games)
BSc 3D Animation and Visualisation (VFX)
BSc Digital Design
University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield University began teaching games in 2003 making us one of the longest established courses in the UK. Our approach to teaching is what sets us apart; we know that the games industry wants grads that know how games are made and therefore we do everything we can to give our students opportunities to make games and prototype their ideas. We run our team projects as game jams, bringing programmers, designers, artists and musicians together to make prototype games. In final year this becomes a vertical slice of a game that has commercial viability.
To further bolster this ethos, we have an inhouse games studio that has been running since 2006 where we pay students on their placement year to make a commercially released game every year. For the entrepreneurs amongst you, we have a commercial business enterprise space where teams of students can form their own business in both placement year or post-graduation. All of this has led us to have won more prizes in art and design at Grads in Games than any other university, along with being awarded two out of three of their teaching excellence awards.
BA (Hons) Games Development (Art)
BA (Hons) Games Development (Design)
BSc (Hons) Games Development (Production)
BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Programming
BSc (Hons) Music Technology and Audio Systems
Ravensbourne University London
Ravensbourne University London is a specialist, industry-focused university on the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula collaborating with the creative industries to give our students the skills and opportunities they need to kick-start their careers.
Discover your passion and unleash your potential by choosing one of our industry-focused digital media and design courses. Find your home in the centre of London’s creative hub and learn from some of the brightest trailblazers in industry. Take inspiration from other disciplines and build lifelong connections with like-minded individuals. Graduate with the resilience and confidence to make your own unique mark in the world.
We’ve built our reputation on producing some of the finest creative talent in industry. With 90% of our graduates going in to work or further study, students winning industry leading awards and our innovative approach to creative education, it’s no wonder so many choose to start their creative career with us.
BA (Hons) Games Development
BA (Hons) Games Development with year 0
BSc (Hons) Games Programming
BA (Hons) Animation
BA (Hons) Motion Graphics
University of Bolton
Both our undergraduate and postgraduate gaming courses are professionally developed to help you specialise and focus on your preferred discipline.
All of them have the following essential features:
Industry guests and panels work together with our pro-active staff to ensure courses evolve with the fast-paced world of game development.
Opportunities to work on self-directed projects, developing a distinct professional portfolio that supports your future employment ambitions.
Testing of pre-release titles for game development companies, often allowing you to gain a game credit before you have completed your degree.
Regular Game Jams giving you the opportunity to gain valuable game development experience alongside your studies.
As a student focused University, our smaller class sizes will allow you to build stronger relationships with staff and receive more individual support. Our creative environment enables you to work alongside like-minded students, who share your gaming passion.
BA (Hons) Games Art
BSc (Hons) Games Design
BSc (Hons) Games Programming
MA Game Development
University of Worcester
The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.
In Game Art, our interdisciplinary approach gives flexibility and a core skill base attractive to employers. Graduates have excellent opportunities in a variety of careers that include concept art, modelling, texturing, animation, technical artist or indie game developer. This course also provides an ideal base from which to go on to postgraduate study.
The mandatory core modules throughout your course will help you develop expertise in concept generation and visualisation, 3D modelling for environments, props and characters, 2D game development, motion capture and animation and user interface design. You can also choose to enhance your mandatory subject modules with modern foreign languages which could support an optional study year or semester abroad. The course is supported by links with regional game developers who offer mentoring, course development advice and networking opportunities, as well as a lively programme of guest lectures from industry experts throughout the course.
BA (Hons) Game Art
We create real games and digital products every day, using professional-standard studios and equipment. You’ll learn from tutors with experience at companies like EA Games and Square-Enix, and develop industry-level creative and technical skills. Creating unique games means working in a unique way. So we anticipate the future of the industry, and collaborate with skill sets from across the creative world. As a game, app or immersive content developer, you’ll have the chance to work with actors in motion capture suites, artists, writers, composers, and business experts who can train you to market and profit from your games while you’re studying.
BSc (Hons) Computer Sciece
BSc (Hons) Computing for Games
BA (Hons) Creative Virtual Reality
BA (Hons) Esports
BA (Hons) Games Animation
BA (Hons) Game Art
BA (Hons) Game Development
BSc (Hons) Immersive Computing (Robotics)
University of South Wales
At USW you’ll find a supportive learning environment, high-quality teaching and modern, well-resourced facilities. We make a positive difference to the lives of our students, creating confident graduates. Our courses have strong industry links through visiting lecturers, live projects and game jams. Live briefs include projects from BBC, D&AD and the Cardiff Animation Festival. Games graduates have worked on games that include; Red Dead Redemption II, TotalWar, Rainbow Six Siege, Star Wars Jedi:Fallen Order, Surgeon Simulator, Dreams and Alien Isolation.
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design
BA (Hons) Game Art
BA (Hons) Computer Games Development
BA (Hons) Computer Animation
MA Games Enterprise
University Centre Doncaster
Our University Centre has over 1200 students a year choosing to study with us on a range Foundation Degrees, HNDs, Degrees, MAs and professional courses. University Centre Doncaster offers competitive tuition fees while still allowing you to gain your degree from one of our leading regional University partners. Our small class sizes within the Creative Media department also ensure that you get the maximum amount of tutor support and feedback throughout your time on the course to help you develop your skills to better prepare you for moving into the creative industries upon graduation.
University Centre Doncaster’s creative media department comes equipped with top of the range industry standard equipment, allowing students to work on super-fast PC’s with RTX graphics cards, double monitor setup and a range of other hardware such as VR equipment drawing tablets and 4K televisions so you can follow lectures in crisp and clear detail. The Creative Media department also has access to a state-of-the-art render farm and our own private network meaning downloads are super-fast and software updates are instantaneous meaning you are never behind with the software available to you.
HND Creative Media Production (Game Development)
BA (Hons) Game Design and Animation (Top-up)