Games Production

Video games have eclipsed the film, music and video industries as the dominant entertainment sector in the UK.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Games Production

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates


Degree Overview

Our course is designed to equip you for roles that require a vocational aptitude in gaming technologies and tools.

You will gain industry-relevant experience in using different game engines, such as Unity3D, Unreal, CryEngine and Godot. You will develop your skills in sound engineering and cross-platform development, such as Console, Mobile, Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Study a diverse range of practical, technologies-focused topics such as Audio for Games, Progressive Game Engines and Scripting and AI for Simulation, and develop a comprehensive set of transferable skills that you can apply to the areas of games development that interest you the most. You will also have the opportunity to make a short game using an engine of your choice.

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All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Why Study this Degree

Game Production graduates will be equipped with the skills needed to work in careers as games developers, graphics programmers, 3D modellers and aerospace engineers.

Graduates from this course can also work in a variety of related fields including Computer-aided Design, Engineering. VFX and Animation. Graduates can also continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study in either research or taught areas, which provides opportunities for further specialisation and the enhancement of existing skills.

There is potential for industry placements for Games Production students, with world-renowned industry leaders such as Riot, DIGIT, Black Shamrock, Setanta and Havok. Graduates from the related Computer Games Programming Course have undertaken placements at a number of local and national companies, including Team17 Digital Ltd, PII Pipeline Solutions, NEXT and Stormburst Studios.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.