Game and Entertainment Design with a Modern Language

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with an Industrial Placement

We encourage our students to consider a work placement in Year 3, as it makes a significant difference when they return to complete their studies – to both academic performance and future employment prospects. Students on placement have a dedicated Academic Support Tutor. Your tutor will talk you through potential placement opportunities, help with applications and support you during the year.

Placements can be with multinational organisations employing large teams of design staff (such as Sky or the BBC), through to small to medium enterprises around the UK and beyond. We also work closely with the Centre for Digital Innovation, a £15-million investment in Hull's digital industry. Placements may be possible in this organisation, providing you with opportunities to gain valuable relevant experience in the local area.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 33% 0% 67%
Y2 20% 0% 80%
Industrial Placement 0% 100% 0%
Final 19% 0% 81%
Y1 33% 43% 24%
Y2 8% 17% 75%
Industrial Placement 0% 0% 100%
Final 14% 22% 64%

About the course

Develop the creativity, innovation and design skills to succeed as a creative designer in the lucrative games and entertainment industries. Combine this with the opportunity to learn a new language and you’ll also gain the high level language skills in demand in the global job market. You can choose to study any language from Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our dedicated team of advisors offer one-to-one support and a partnership scheme allowing you to practise your chosen language with native speakers.

Throughout this course, you’ll build up a digital portfolio of professional-standard work to showcase your abilities and boost your employment prospects. You’ll be taught by experts with a range of skills and experience. They’ve managed large team-based projects across Europe, directed and produced live media performance, and delivered advertising and design solutions for US ad agencies. Students leave with strong leadership skills and an informed, critical and creative approach to game and entertainment design and other forms of digital design, media and culture.


Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Digital Media graduates have gone on to successful careers in the design industries such as in the design of games content, multimedia productions and commercial advertising production.

Potential roles include level designer, character designer, production designer, character animation designer, UI designer and visual concept designer, graphic designer, game designer, 3D artist.

The University has an excellent Careers Service, which gives individual advice to students about possible careers. It also arranges recruiting visits by prospective employers during your final year. The University does consistently well in the ‘graduate employment’ category of national surveys, and it has one of the lowest graduate unemployment rates in the UK.