Glasgow Caledonian University Game Design

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Glasgow Caledonian University Game Design

BSc (Hons) Computer Games (Design)

Study the BSc Computer Games Design and join the expanding game play and production industry. You will use excellent studio facilities to develop skills in technology such as 3D laser scanning, motion capture, and rapid prototyping. Each year you will join other students from design, art and animation and software development courses to make games.

You will graduate from the Computer Games Design degree with accreditation from the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS). You will benefit from excellent studio facilities including an HD video production suite, art studio, digital sound recording studio, game design studio and a user experience lab where games are tested and evaluated.

Study Computer Games Design at GCU if:

  • you want to join the global games industry
  • you want to design the games that people will play in the future
  • you are interested in human behaviour and gamer psychology
  • you are looking for the wide range of facilities needed to develop your design skills
  • you want the option of a year’s paid work experience

Course Details

BSc (Hons)
2 – 4 Years
Start Date
18 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
Computing, Creative and Design
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Year 1

SQA Higher: ABBB including Maths at B plus Nat 5 English at C

A level:  CCC including Maths plus GCSE English at C/4

ILC Higher: H1 H2 H3 H3 including Maths plus English at Ordinary Level O2

IB Diploma: 24 points including Maths

BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma at MMM in relevant computing subject which includes Maths module.

Year 2
15 credit HNC Computer Games Development with A in Graded Units. Must include the following units: Mathematics for Interactive Computing: Essential Techniques or Mathematics: Calculus and Matrices for Computing.
Year 3

HND Computer Games Development (with the code heavy delivery model)

HND must include an A in Graded Units. Must include the following units in the HND: Mathematics for Interactive Computing: Essential Techniques or Mathematics: Calculus and Matrices for Computing; 2D Animation; 3D Level Editing; Game Customisation & Scripting; Game Design: Pitch to Treatment; Game Design Theory.

Programme content and structure

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Download course content here. (PDF document)