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Computer Games

ARU is the place to study a computer games degree. We're in the Top 15% in the country for graduate employment. The East of England is a hub for games companies, including Jagex, Frontier Developments and Ninja Theory, and our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses offer great access to London-based companies.

Open Day - 8 June 2024. Book for Cambridge or Chelmsford now.

You'll benefit from:

Our courses

BA (Hons) Computer Games Art


BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

(Cambridge & Chelmsford)

BA (Hons) Computer Games Programming


BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology


BA (Hons) Visual Effects


BA (Hons) Computer Games Art Online

Starting Sept 2025 - sign up for more info

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TIGA accredited

Our BA (Hons) Computer Games Art and BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology are accredited by TIGA, the trade association representing the gaming industry in the UK - giving you a badge of excellence to show future employers.

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Industry-standard facilities

As a Computer Games student at ARU you'll have access to:

  • High-end computers with graphic tablets
  • Motion capture equipment
  • Render farm
  • Industry-standard SLRs (for HDRI capture)
  • HD cameras
  • Top of the range 3D modelling, animation, and compositing software including Maya, Motion Builder, 3DS Max, Mudbox, ZBrush and Unity 3D
  • Podcast and video capture system

Our Computer Games Technical Officer will be on hand to offer training and support. You can also get training in the use of all our creative facilities.

Book for our Character Design Summer School, 7-15 July 2024