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Why study Video Games?
Take your passion for video games and get behind the tools and tech of the ever-evolving games industry with our courses in video game development.
With three different courses to choose from, you’ll focus your attentions on the area of the gaming industry that most excites you – from the visuals that captivate players to the technologies that deliver a flawless gaming experience. With the guidance of industry experts and access to tools like Unreal Engine, you’ll immerse yourself in projects that combine creativity and technical expertise to master the skills this fast-moving industry demands.
Based in Brighton, you’ll learn in the centre of one of the leading UK gaming industry hubs. With established names and innovative startups making waves on the global gaming scene, there is no better place to build a games industry career.
At a glance
Three courses to choose from
World-class lecturers and masterclasses from industry experts
A perfect blend of theoretical and practical learning
Courses that follow industry trends and developments
Collaborative projects with our filmmaking students
Unrivalled internship opportunities
What to expect
Our choice of three undergraduate courses in gaming and creative technologies are all about training the future innovators and games-makers. Each course focuses on a different aspect of the industry:
- BA (Hons) Games Art and Technology gives students in-depth knowledge of the art development process, exploring aspects such as environment and character design alongside technical art skills.
- BA (Hons) Games Design and Development builds students’ understanding of players motivations and in-game interactions, with focus on structure and narrative.
- BSc (Hons) Games Technology focuses on the technical skills that power gameplay including programming, technical design and prototyping games mechanics.
During the first year of each of our courses, you will develop the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for your games industry specialism. They’ll give you a strong foundation of the theoretical understanding and practical skills that you’ll use throughout your studies and into your professional career.
Then, from your second year, you’ll continually apply and practise all you’ve learned in your first year. With a “play first” teaching-style at the core of each course, you’ll learn by experimenting, iterating and exploring, all while developing a skillset that will make you stand out.
As part of our Brighton community campus, you’ll also have opportunities to collaborate with our filmmaking, music and performing arts students, allowing you to apply your skills in new and unique ways.
As a student from our Creative Technology faculty, you’ll have access to the same software and hardware the industry uses today.
You’ll work with games engines like Unity and Unreal and experiment in programmes like Maya, ZBrush and Substance – all on specialist gaming PCs.
You’ll learn from professionals that work in the gaming industry today. Experts of the sector, they have up-to-the-minute knowledge of trends and developments within the industry, putting you in the best position to succeed once you graduate.
With their wealth of expertise and a vast network of connections within the international gaming industry, they’ll give you the skills, knowledge and mindset demanded by the industry globally.
Our masterclasses put you in the room with the game industry’s most exciting leaders and innovators.
Covering topics such as motion capture, games marketing and AI, our masterclass guests will give you insights that build and expand on what you learn in the classroom.
The creative industries are built on collaboration. As a student on one of our game development courses, you’ll get to work with students from across music, filmmaking and acting – and build your creative network during the process.
Whether you’re creating a virtual sci-fi setting for a music video, having actors voice your characters, or creating a video game inspired by a filmmaker’s short film, there are endless possibilities to work across the creative disciplines.
Networking, internships and careers
As a student with us, you have access to expert guidance from our Creative Futures team. With a wealth of contacts at their fingertips, they build relationships with organisations and projects you won’t find anywhere else.
You’ll also have access to BIMM Connect: our very own online platform that connects you with fellow students and alumni from our schools across the UK.
For any questions about our courses, please contact our Admissions Team on +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email [email protected].