Taught course

Design (Games Design)

University of Southampton · Winchester School of Art

Entry requirements

Lower second-class degree or above, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme represents an innovative approach to games design, which brings the latest technologies and techniques together. You will learn to create valuable graphic art assets and narratives, developing a keen understanding of games design in the professional world and learning how to develop your own games with a variety of tools and programming skills. You can become a member of our Games Design Hub, bringing you valuable research opportunities and professional contacts and enabling you to consider commercialising your final projects. The MA will help you develop, innovate and create artefacts within an environment that values exploration along side tutors with top industry experience. It will provide you with the key skills you need to succeed in games development as a programmer, narrative developer, concept artist or games animator.

Core modules: Research Skills, Design (Studio), Design (Global Media Management) and Final Project.

Optional Modules: Visual Culture, Entrepreneurship, Responsible Design, Digital Marketing Communications, Global Marketing, Digital Cultures, Display: Interpreting the Language of Design.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
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