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BA (Hons) Digital Graphics for Games Production (Level 6) — Full-time

Course outline

The BA (Hons) degree in Digital Graphics for Games Production provides an ideal opportunity to explore the technical skills and software associated with graphic design, animation and games production.

You'll also explore how these subjects and associated skills are converging in industries at the cutting edge of global collaborative technologies.

About the course

Over 3 years you'll explore design concepts and practice through units in graphic design, games development and design and animation. Alongside, you will study how 3D, UI/UX and mobile apps production are impacting on design. At the end of each year there's the opportunity to produce a project in your own chosen subject area.

Additionally, you will be taught how to manage your own business in an industry which is becoming increasingly reliant on freelancing. You will also study digital marketing and how this rapidly-developing field can help build your own business as well as how you could work in an organisation producing relevant content.

The BA (Hons) in Digital Graphics for Games Production is taught at our ultra-modern City Hub campus providing access to professional equipment, studio spaces and Adobe Creative Suite along with other relevant software. You will also have numerous opportunities to engage with other students preparing to get into the creative industries and work in response to industry briefs.

What you will cover:

Year 1 (Level 4) modules:

  • Visual imagery
  • Stories in games and interactive media
  • Interactive design
  • Games asset creation

Year 2 (Level 5) modules:

  • Graphics for apps and games
  • Animation production

And choose two from:

  • Games asset production
  • App development
  • 3D production or
  • Coding for games production

Year 3 (Level 6) modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Advanced skills in interactive design
  • Independent project

Useful links:

Nottingham College is proud to have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Bronze Award for high quality student experience and outcomes. You can read more about this on the Office for Students website.

You can view the fantastic works of our Media, Photography & Performance students on our showcase website run by our media faculty team.

View showcase

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS. Alternatively, if you are interested in applying directly to us, you can choose our fast track application option below.

Fast track application
  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: GAM3

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Location Date Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 23rd September 2024

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Tuition fee: £8,250

Course code: C042154 / Q042156


BA (Hons) degree in Digital Graphics for Games Production validated by the Open University


3 years

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

We expect applicants to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy. We accept GCSE passes in English Language and maths at Grades 9 to 4 (previously A* to C).

Applicants must also have a minimum of 64 UCAS points from study at Level 3:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • T levels

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

Mature applicants not meeting the standard entry criteria but with relevant industry or life experience are very welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are used: including case studies, group projects, live briefs, peer review, time-constrained assessments and presentations.

There are no examinations.


Digital Media has employability at its core, with extensive industry links and live professional projects. Employers highly value multi-skilled creatives, with the visual communication skills necessary to produce effective campaigns across all digital media for a variety of audiences.

Through our industry links, we have achieved a very high graduate employability rate. This programme also provides an ideal base from which to go on to postgraduate study.

Additional information
The Open University logo

Nottingham College is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards.

You can view the Open University Students Guide 2022 here.

In addition, you can view the OU Validated Award Regulations here.

About the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The TEF is a national scheme run by the Office for Students (OfS) that aims to encourage higher education providers to improve and deliver excellence in the areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes from their studies.

Learn more about the TEF