Games Design can be studied at undergraduate level as a single honours degree or in complementary combination with another subject from the School of Arts. We have a dedicated Games Lab which provides a great place to play games of all formats old and new, and mix with staff and students investigating this exciting new academic topic. All games students also benefit from our high-profile guest speakers programme, which atracts experienced designers and developers from all over the games industry to give talks at Brunel.
In the past 30 years digital games have become core to some of the largest businesses in the world and a significant element of popular culture. This degree aims to produce graduates who have a comprehensive understanding of the factors that shape the games industry and the techniques and principles used in the design of games. You will have the opportunity to design and analyse digital and other types of games at a high level and develop an informed understanding of current debates in the subject.
As well as BA Games Design we also offer joint degrees with complementary Arts' subjects since we believe part of what makes good designers is the breadth of knowledge that this type of study offers. However, it is possible to gradually increase the amount of Games Design modules taken over the course of the degree, culminating in a third year focusing entirely on games if students so wish. The six options below are the joint degrees which we currently offer.
- Games Design and Creative Writing BA
- Games Design and English BA
- Games Design and Film and Television Studies BA
- Games Design and Sonic Arts BA
- Games Design BA