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Games Design and Creative Writing BA
Games Design and Creative Writing BA

Games Design and Creative Writing BA

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)

  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)

  • TOEFL: 90 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)

Course Information

This course will help you to develop your creative writing skills and focus on how they relate to games design and game play. You’ll learn about the application of traditional story and narrative design and how it applies to games design and gameplay.

Your learning will come through lectures, workshops, seminars, play sessions and tutorials. You’ll also use the online forum to discuss, share and develop your knowledge. You’ll gain confidence in sharing your ideas, giving and receiving feedback and working individually as well as in a multi-disciplinary team.

The teaching team are experts in nurturing games talent and you will benefit from their insight into the industry. You will be introduced to ideas at the forefront of the discipline as well as sharing their knowledge and understanding of professional practice. This will help to keep you up-to-date with industry developments and show you how the skills you learn on this course are applicable to the world of work.

Of course the best teachers of writing are writers and Creative Writing at Brunel is taught by successful, published writers, many of whom have international reputations. You will draw on their experience across a range of genres and you will have the opportunity to study Creative Writing to a high level.  You will develop your knowledge, understanding, and analytical and creative skills through the analysis, interpretation and creation of literary texts.

All games students will have 24-hour access to the games lab, where high spec PCs are available for you to work on and play games. You will also use the Design room, where an impressive collection of board games is available for you to learn and understand the principles of games design. This room also serves as a wonderful, collaborative space where you can play and generate ideas, work, relax and have fun.

You’ll finish this course with a skillset that will allow you to develop a game from scratch and be ready to work and thrive in the games industry.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

Course code: WW28

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Year 1


  • FM1609 Games Design 1: Introduction to Game Design Core: Element 2

  • FM1610 Games Studies 1: Introduction to Game Studies

  • GD1600 Games Development 1: Prototyping and Communication

  • CW1700 - Creative Writing Practice

Year 2


  • FM2607 Games Design 2: Mechanics & Economies

  • FM2608 Games Studies 2: Concepts & Analysis


  • GD2601 Games development 2: Methodologies and Practices

  • GD2600 Animation

  • FM2614 Game Genres

  • FM2615 Setting and World Design

  • GD2602 Ludomusicology

  • GD2605 Games Branding & Communications

  • EN2603 - Writing Contemporary Poetry

  • EN2017 - Writing the Short Story

  • EN2019 Screenwriting

  • EN2606 - Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

  • CW2600 - Life Writing

Year 3


  • FM3627 Games Studies 3: Theory of Games Design

  • FM3607 Major Project – Commercial Games

  •  FM3608 Major Project – Experimental Games

  • FM3612 Major Project – Game Assets

  •  FM3613 Major Project – Game Based Learning

  •  FM3614 Major Project – Team Project

  • FM3618 Major Project – Traditional Games

  • FM3611 Theory Project: Design

  • FM3615 Theory Project: Business and Development

  • FM3616 Theory Project: Game Analysis

  • FM3617 Theory Project: People, Communities, and Cultures

  • EN3000 Creative Writing Special Project


  • FM3607 Major Project: Commercial Games

  • FM3608 Major Project: Experimental Games

  • FM3612 Major Project: Game Assets

  • FM3613 Major Project: Game Based Learning

  • FM3614 Major Project: Team Project

  • FM3618 Major Project: Traditional Games

  • FM3611 Theory Project: Design

  • FM3615 Theory Project: Business & Development

  • FM3616 Theory Project: Game Analysis

  • FM3617 Theory Project: People, Communities, & Cultures

  • EN3000 Creative Writing Special Project

  • AH3600 - Psychogeography

  • EN3613 - The Creative Industries

  • CW3600 - Writing Film and Television

  • EN3028 - Writing Modern Fiction

  • EN3029 - Writing Comedy

  • EN3612 - Performance Poetry

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The games design industry is booming and it offers an excellent career path with plenty of opportunities for development and innovation. You will learn how to design and prototype your own games, write games design documents, pitch games and develop skills in digital asset creation, image manipulation and 3D modelling relevant to design roles.

The skills you’ll gain from this degree - effective communication, leadership, self-management, initiative and personal responsibility, as well as design methodology and systems - are all applicable to other sectors too. You could pursue a career in a variety of sectors, including project management, marketing and web design.

Previous students have also found roles in a variety of games studios and organisations including Rovio, Rockstar and Ubisoft. They work as junior game designers,animators, games artists and operations executives.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year

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