BSc (Hons) — 2025 entry Games Design

Video games are enjoyed by huge swathes of the global population. But the technology and artistry behind them is more than just a plaything. If you crave a critical, cultural, technical and arts education that encompasses and goes beyond this exciting sector, this course is the right one for you.

Key course information

Start date
October 2025
Full time
3 years
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

  • Our Games Design BSc is flexible so you can tailor your degree to your own passions, from animation, coding, visual arts, game design, technology, motion capture, acting, soundscapes, writing for games to textual analysis and games studies.
  • This is a brand new and exciting course for September 2025. You'll develop the skills to help you make your mark in what has been a rapidly evolving series of global industries that increasingly cross over to almost every area of the creative sector including the games industries.
  • You’ll benefit from specialist and multidisciplinary expertise from across the University. Here at Surrey, we have dedicated teaching staff in the areas of animation, coding, visual arts, technology, motion capture, acting, soundscapes, games design, textual analysis, machine-learning and creative writing.
  • Studying at the University of Surrey you’ll be in the heart of one of the UK’s largest video games clusters right here in Guildford.
  • Benefit from our industry connections and guest lectures with games developers from across the UK and overseas. 
  • You’ll have the option to take one of our award-winning Professional Training placements that will prepare you for roles in a broad range of games-facing industries as well as the games industries themselves.
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