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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Game Arts and Design (Optional Placement)

University of Plymouth University of Plymouth, UK


Sep 2022, Jan 2023

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GBP 14600

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36 months


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Program Overview

Bring your creativity to the world of computer games. Learn 3D modelling, 2D art and animation, level design and gameplay coding. Games industry experts will guide you through all aspects of game design and development, building a full understanding of the game creation process and allowing you to specialise in the areas you find most engaging.

Key Features

  • Learn 3D modelling with industry-standard software like Maya, Blender, ZBrush and Substance Painter.
  • Hone your 2D art and animation skills, using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate and After Effects.
  • Create epic level designs in Unity and Unreal Engine.
  • Develop your coding skills with C# and Blueprints.
  • Taught by industry experts, with a focus on preparing you for a career in the games industry.
  • Amazing national and international field trips to gaming expos and festivals, such as meeting professionals from top games studios at EGX Rezzed in London and exploring immersive gameplay Amsterdam.
  • Explore sound design, narrative and game design theory, and study the psychology of games and gamification.
  • Access to the latest hardware, including high-spec gaming PCs and VR headsets.
  • Get a head-start in the industry with an optional placement year (for example, one of our students has secured a placement at Criterion Games).
  • Get ready for a career as a game artist, 3D modeler, game designer, level designer or gameplay coder, joining Plymouth graduates who have gone on to work at the world's top games companies including Electronic Arts, Frontier Developments and Bossa Studios.
  • We annually review the skills, software and hardware we teach, to ensure the course is always up to date.
  • Our dedicated lab space is open until 10pm, other amazing facilities, include our 35-seat, 360° immersive vision theatre, VR kits, graphics tablets, game controllers, 3D printers and even an extensive collection of boardgames.
  • Teaching and learning are practical and project-based - sometimes working individually, and sometimes in teams.
  • Your assessments are 100 per cent coursework – no exams.
  • No prior knowledge requirements – we teach everything from the ground up (but if you do already have art and coding skills, we can’t wait to see how much further you can take them with our help!).

Additional Information

Program Level 3-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate.

    6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    76 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Average Tuition Fee Per Year


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    12000 Per year

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days



    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses


    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination


    Language Skills


    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

    Study Permit

    Social Insurance Number

    Study Permit

    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    Documents Required

    List of Documents

    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days


    3 Years


    CAD 255


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