Game and Entertainment Design

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

Students who require Foundation Year study will register on the Media Studies with Foundation Year programme. Upon successful completion (with a score of 50% or above) you will progress directly onto the Digital Design programme of your choice. The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on the degree. You'll study the following modules

  • English Language for Academic Purposes
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Research Project in the Humanities
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities
  • Communication in a Globalised Context 

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

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

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 18% 0% 82%
Y2 15% 0% 85%
Industrial Placement 0% 100% 0%
Final 13% 0% 87%
Y1 7% 12% 81%
Y2 17% 4% 79%
Industrial Placement 0% 0% 100%
Final 10% 11% 79%

About the course

Studying game and entertainment design at the University of Hull enables you to develop the creativity, innovation and design skills to succeed as a creative designer in the lucrative games and entertainment industries. We look to our graduates to go beyond the norm and move games and entertainment design forward in the 21st century. Throughout the 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 industry experts with a range of skills and experiences, including managing large team-based projects across Europe, directing live media events and delivering visual design solutions in the creative industries. You'll develop leadership skills and an informed, critical and creative approach to game and entertainment design and other forms of digital design, media and culture. The optional year in industry gives you the chance to enhance your CV with valuable real-world experience in this rapidly changing and dynamic field. The foundation year is for those returning to study who have relevant experience but who don't meet the academic entry requirements for the full Honours programme.


BA (Hons)

4 years


BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

This programme is specifically geared towards creating graduates ready to work in the games and entertainment industries. Digital media graduates have gone on to successful careers in games content design, multimedia production and advertising production.

We'll equip you to enter a range of roles in the digital design industry – from traditional graphic design, through interactive design for web platforms, to positions in advertising.

The University has an excellent Careers Service, which gives individual advice and arranges recruiting visits by prospective employers during your final year. We do consistently well in the ‘graduate employment’ category of national surveys. And we have one of the lowest graduate unemployment rates in the UK.