Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Game and Entertainment Design with a Modern Language

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules include two modules in Game and Entertainment Design, and two modules in your chosen language. In the first year, you’ll follow either the beginners and improvers, or the advanced pathway depending on your fluency in your chosen language.

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Advanced

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Advanced

  • 3D Design 1

  • Principles of Visual Design

  • Games and Entertainment Studies

  • Designing for Entertainment and Play

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 3

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 4

  • 3D Design 2

  • Visual Design 2

Optional modules

  • Principles of Animation

  • Multi-Platform Storytelling

  • Team Project

  • Work Placement

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 5

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 6

  • Major Project

  • Creative Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Optional modules

  • 3D Design 3

  • Business Skills for Creative Practitioners

“I chose Hull because I liked the modules compared to other universities I looked at. They're better suited to me, and what I want to get out of the course.”

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“I found that Hull really offered a wide variety of different languages, so I thought it’d be perfect for what I wanted to do.”

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“Out of all of the universities I looked at, none of them had anything that compared to the facilities that Hull offered.”

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More about this 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.

Teaching and Learning

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Hull is one of few universities to incorporate digital and computer game design alongside film and TV.

Fantastic facilities include Middleton Hall, with its advanced cinema, as well as dedicated TV, film and digital media resources.

Study under industry experts with experience of managing large projects across Europe and delivering creative solutions.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

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Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • Applicants should have a GCSE in a foreign language at Grade C or above.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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 academic 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.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

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.