London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

Games Design

Rooted in experimental practice, MA Games Design ensures that students are equipped with both the technical and critical skills that allow them to produce a broad portfolio of innovative game prototypes. You will also explore concepts of goal, challenge and obstacle through critical evaluation in order to understand the motive forces of play that operate in game design. The course is particularly interested in how games design principles are being used more generally and how these ideas impact upon our increasingly digital culture. MA Games Design will enable you to understand and articulate the unique value of game experience to an increasingly interested design industry and allow you to understand the value of your game experience prototypes.Building on LCC's resources, in digital, time-based and interactive media alongside printmaking, graphic design and visual communication, the course encourages experimental and reflective practice that echoes the cross media nature of the design, communication and media industries.The course also supports progression to research at MPhil/PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed experimental practice.

Entry requirements

Language requirements (International/EU): All classes are conducted in English. If English is not the first language, applicants are asked to provide evidence of their English language ability when they enrol. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required for this course.

Course modules

Term 1: Design and prototyping; understanding gaming experience. Term 2 and 3: Critical play; collaborative unit. Term 4: Final major project and thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,000 per Whole course (home fees) 45 weeks
MA Full-time £ 15,950 per Whole course (overseas fees) 45 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London College of Communication Southwark SE1 6SB South East

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