What will I learn?

Game Development- Writing

Continue your writing as a game designer and narrative specialist. Previous English qualifications or writing work will give you a good foundation. Create back stories, dialogue, quest texts and story arcs as you learn essential creative writing skills and investigate how these can translate to gaming. You’ll work as a narrative designer in a multi-disciplined development team and contribute as a specialised developer.


You’ll learn how all the specialisms work together, how to work effectively in a team and the role you play in it. The course simulates how the industry operates and its methodologies in a studio environment that is built to mirror a real games development studio.

You will:

  • Build your own games from day one and can establish your own company in your third year.
  • Can change the games industry by making games for new markets and not simply replicating what’s already out there.
  • Have the option to change your specialism at any point in your first year.
  • Work in a department dedicated to gaming and be surrounded by people working in all aspects of the industry.
  • Develop a multi-disciplinary approach, touching on all aspects of game creation, and make completed games.

Assessment methods

  • Teamwork features heavily to reflect the industry.
  • Game making is the primary form of assessment.
  • Continuous assessment with no formal examinations.
  • Visual, verbal and written assignments.
  • Portfolio of project work.

What our graduates do

Graduates from this course have started their own game development studios and gone on to careers as artists and designers at major game studios like Creative Assembly, Supermassive Games, Rare, King and TT Games.

Which department am I in?

The Games Academy

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

12 September 2022


Penryn Campus

Penryn Campus,

Treliever Road,


Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly,

TR10 9EZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a recognised Foundation Diploma. Native speakers of English do not need to demonstrate English language ability. Students will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.