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Get a flying start in the games industry. If you are an artist or designer, this is an opportunity for you to specialise and build a portfolio of work to make an impact in modern video game design.

In this popular industry, you’ll gain all the right skills to excel as a 3D artist or theory-based games designer. Our course will teach you advanced techniques to use as a character, environment or vehicle and weapon artist, with the aim of setting you up for your future career. As a designer, you will harness the power of ‘Unreal Engine’ to develop complex frameworks, artificial intelligence systems and small games.

At Staffordshire University, see your work come to life using industry-standard software for sculpting, texturing, simulating and 3D painting.

You'll have access to a fully equipped, industry-standard and professional space for games developers as well as technology, teaching time and guidance from experts in the field.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc 3D Computer Games Design

Part-time study

Part-time options are available.

Course content

Our core modules will equip you in advanced research techniques and production skills covering everything from environmental design to character, vehicle and weapon prototyping.

The Msc Project and Portfolio will extend your understanding of a chosen subject, building on the practical skills and theory gained during the course. You’ll be supported by an academic supervisor to develop your ideas. This could be character models, a large-scale environment, a dissertation and academic paper, a game, a series of game prototypes, or a system or framework for a computer game.


After completing 3D Computer Games Design, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles: 

  • Game designer  
  • Level designer
  • Mission scripter
  • Game tester
  • Character artist
  • Environment modeller
  • Vehicle artist
  • Producer
  • User interface artist
  • Teaching games design/Games academic

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level. 

Visit the 3D Computer Games Design - MSc page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!





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