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Games – Visual Media BA Hons (Game Design) Degree Level 8

Course Code: CDG

Duration: 2 Years

Two year course where students design and develop a fully functioning game in industry standard studio while studying for an honours degree

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The BA (Hons) Visual Media with Game Design is designed to build on the HND in Creative Media Production (Game Design). It is a two year top-up course where students are challenged to develop and integrate their technical, creative and academic skills in a structured way. Course content includes game concept design, asset creation, iterative game prototyping, feedback analysis, and game production. At honours level the learning is largely self-directed. Students collaboratively produce a fully functioning game in a dedicated studio classroom designated for the group. Live play, along with promotional trailers, screen alongside animation shorts at the annual Graduate Showcase.

Course Content

  • Design and Technology
  • Theory
  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Theory
  • Production
  • Game Design

Entry Requirements

HND in Game Design (or relevant and equivalent qualification). If English is not your first language you must provide documentary evidence of your ability in English. Normally students are expected to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.


BA Honours Degree in Visual Media – Game Design – University of Dundee Scotland
This award is at level 10 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework which is comparable to level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. The QQ1 Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries should link to QQI Comparability Statement.

Portfolio Guidelines

Portfolio should include evidence of game design, game production, research, academic writing and conceptual development. All work must be original and recent


Graduates may progress to postgraduate study.

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