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GAMES DESIGN DEGREE BA (Hons) - Admissions


All of our courses start in September and are full time, 3 year courses. More information on relevant dates can be found on the Term Dates page.



Tuition Fees are £9,250 per year.

You may be eligible to apply for a student loan from Student Finance. Please see our Tuition Fees page for more information. You may find it beneficial to invest in additional equipment and/or study resources to support your learning. Additionally, there may be the option of attending events outside of Futureworks which would further enhance your studies. We recommend that you budget in the region of £300 to £600 over the duration of the course to cover these expenses.



To be considered for this course, you will require 104-120 UCAS points.

This could be gained via a number of qualifications, for example:

  • BCC or above at A2 Level
  • DMM or above at Extended Diploma Level
  • M or above at UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Level
  • A proven interest in this area

If you’re unsure how many points you have you can use the UCAS tariff calculator.

Remember that qualifications such as Graded Examinations in Music Performance and Arts Award (Gold) can also count towards your UCAS points – check the tariff calculator!

All applicants are expected to have at least a Level 4 or grade ‘C’ in GCSEs Maths and English Language or equivalent. Non-UK applicants will need to have an English Language qualification at International Level B2 or higher, such as an IELTS of 6.0 or better (with no component below 5.5). Students with equivalent qualifications will also be accepted. 



You can apply for this course by submitting an application via the UCAS system. The UCAS codes for this course are as follows:-

UCAS Code: WG24

Institution Code: F98

For information about applying in July and August, please see our Clearing page. Futureworks is currently unable to accept any applications from anyone who requires a Student Visa (formerly called Tier 4 Visa) to study in the UK.

If you have any questions about applying for a degree course please call us on 0161 214 4602, email [email protected] or look at our Admissions FAQs.



If your application is successful, you will be invited to an interview where you will have the opportunity to talk about your work, influences and interests. A guide will be sent with your interview details to help you prepare for your interview. Ideal applicants will have a keen interest in art, design, and video games. You are welcome to bring any relevant examples of work with you, if you have them. The portfolio is required for this course and applications will not be considered without the provision of a portfolio.

You will need to provide a digital portfolio.  This could be a link to a website or a PDF document with images of your work.  Personal projects are also of interest.  You might send through some art/modelling, gameplay gifs, or links to gameplay videos.  Any supporting documents such as assignments, research, or modelling inspirations will also be helpful.  It’s not essential that you’ve studied games/software already, but if you have had the opportunity, then we’d love to see your work.   If you haven’t had an opportunity to study game design, then an example of your current school/college work will be ok.