Birmingham City University provides a one-year MSc/MA postgraduate course in Video Games Development (Gamer Camp: Pro). Students with an inclination toward a program that has been built by some of the best gaming corporations in the world, such as Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, FreestyleGames, Codemasters, Blitz Game Studios, and Rare. Students will gain experience and skills for an excellent career in the games industry. As a student in this course the exciting course format, which contains no lectures or conventional classroom tactics, a lonely distance learning, examinations, or long dissertations. In place of the traditional learning format, you will be immersed in the gaming culture with heavy tutelage from professionals in the industry as you prepare to work in team-building groups to execute your own game dev.

Modules of this course for game artists and programmers include:

  • Human Resources
  • Art Fundamentals of Game Development
  • 2D Game Art, Production and Delivery
  • 3D Game Development (Art)
  • Art for Console Game Prototypes
  • Video Game Professional Art Practice
  • Programming Fundamentals of Game Development
  • Programming for Console Game Prototypes
  • Video Game Professional Programming Practice


Entry Requirements

 Entry into this program requires that candidates fit the criteria of programmer or gaming artist. These criteria include object-oriented programming skills, C++, Mac OS or Linux API’s among others, programmers. Programmers must also be able to present a demonstration of their programming capabilities. For gaming artists, the capability to draw and complete character design, environment design, and concept boards is crucial, along with animation skills. You should also present a portfolio of your work with application materials. English language proficiencies are required for speakers of other languages in IELTS at 6.0. A Bachelors of Arts in Visual Communications, Art and design, and other related content is also required for this program.

Please consider applying as early as possible for financial support.


Course Fees

Home and EU students – £8000 / academic year
International students –  £10,600 / academic year


Contact Information

Gamer Camp


Phone:  0121 202 4818

Twitter: @GamerCampUK


To enrol for this course please apply through UCAS (see link under ‘IT Course providers’)