BA Video Games Art and Design

Our BA in Video Game Art and Design will give you the tools to create cutting-edge high-fidelity work for the elite level of gaming and at the same time develop your abilities as a digital artist to create smaller bespoke personal Indie game products. As the gaming industry develops a fantastic rate, there is a growing need for new artists, designers, writers, coders, marketing teams, animators and more. The opportunities are infinite and whatever aspects of videogames interest you, you’ll find your place at Royal Holloway.

The most important thing is that we encourage you to find your own voice and your own home in the gaming or digital industries. It may be that you want to create a graduation piece in Unity for a 2D Indie platform game about a social, cultural or representational issue that matters to you. Alternatively, you may want to use our high-end facilities to make real-time ray traced photoreal content in Unreal to be part of a bigger production. Our brilliant technical and academic staff are on hand to teach you the skills you need to succeed. We also have one of the worlds leading Immersive Storytelling initiatives, StoryFutures and there are opportunities for exploring VR and AR content creation, animation and visual effects, screenwriting, location-based games and much more.

The Video Games market in the UK is growing extremely rapidly, the market is valued at more than 5.3bn with over 36.3m game users worldwide. The area around our campus is home to companies at the forefront of the industry and out proximity to and connections with companies here and in London along with our own industry-focussed experience make us the ideal gateway into the games industry..

Whether you want to make games as a lone designer, work collaboratively to design content for ‘AAA’ standard games or even use game engines to build content for Hollywood cinema, we are the department for you. From open access lowtech computing to elite game engines and even LED volume walls and professional TV studio work, with us you can create the games, art and content that you’ve always dreamed of.

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£23,800 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time