Sheffield Hallam University: Games Design

InstitutionSheffield Hallam University
Department Faculty of Science Technology and Art
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


Course summary

•Learn about 3D modelling, 2D design, asset design for props, environments and characters. •Specialise in the area of games design that is of the most interest to you. •Study on a course that is designed and focused on gaining employment within the creative industries.

This course is aimed at creative graduates who want to develop their skills to work in the exciting area of games design. You develop specialist skills to produce real-time game art with the latest 3D software used within the industry.

How you learn

The entire course, in terms of both content and approach, is geared towards turning you into an employable games designer/artist within a vibrant national and international industry.

You learn through •workshops •lectures and seminars •tutorials •live projects •webinars •guest speakers •commercial opportunities •research •practice-based learning •self-directed study •presentations

Applied learning Live projects

Utilising the relationships we have with employers through the University's commercial games development studio Steel Minions, we have partnered with our colleagues in computing to develop software for clients such as Sony and Sumo Digital, as well as working with clients outside games development. There are opportunities to become more employable by gaining hands-on experience and developing work-ready skills that will impress employers.

Networking opportunities

The Department of Media Arts and Communication hosts an annual industry day, The Pathways event, where students from the degree are invited to take part in workshops, talks and exhibits held by industry representatives, professionals, companies and organisations. Expert careers advice and guidance through one-to-one adviser appointments, workshops, events, recruitment fairs and literature are included to support your development. We offer specialist support with becoming self-employed including free access to specialist business advice and office resources to improve your chances of success. We also host guest speakers and master classes from industry.


You can be involved in regional, national and international student competitions.


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