Game Design BA (Hons)

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Game Design

School of the Arts

The School of the Arts is the hub of creative thinking at the University of Liverpool, bringing together five disciplines: Architecture, Communication & Media, English, Music and Philosophy. We engage fully with Liverpool’s rich arts, culture and heritage scene, and many of the city’s key players – including the Tate, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and National Museums Liverpool – collaborate with us on teaching and research, and offer placement opportunities to students.

As a Game Design student, you’ll benefit from our expertise in each of the five disciplines, and have access to new and recently refurbished facilities, including:

  • games research lab – a dedicated space for students to research video games, featuring several platforms (e.g. Playstation 4 with PSVR, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii), an Alienware Gaming PC, two Mac Workstations, and a diverse library of titles.
  • iMac suites – the workstations in these suites have a range of game-related software, including Unity (game engine), FMOD (middleware for game sound and music), and Blender (modelling and animation).
  • The Electronic Music Research Studio – a fully sound-proofed and treated studio for surround sound mixing, electronic music composition and sound design research.

School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science

Ground-breaking developments in computer science have revolutionised our lives. With a seemingly endless demand for new generations of computer scientists to develop apps, algorithms and systems that will continue this revolution, the career prospects for computer science graduates have never been better. Whatever your prior experience of computing, a degree from the University of Liverpool will unlock these opportunities for you and kick-start your career as a computer scientist.

Rebecca Todd

Rebecca Todd

Music BA (Hons)

I picked music because I wasn’t sure what career I wanted so I decided to study something I enjoy for the next three years of my life. This department offers such a wide variety of study options. Study is split into lectures and seminars and you are advised to do a lot of independent work and really immerse yourself in music. Liverpool is a fantastic city to study music in, there’s always something going on.

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