Layla Hassani Watson, Games and Virtual Reality, 2023.

Games and Virtual Reality

Award
BSc (Hons) Immersive Systems Design
Location
Glasgow
School
School of Innovation and Technology
UCAS Code
G450

Programme Overview

Games and VR is a specialist pathway of the BSc in Immersive Systems Design. The programme provides graduates with a highly relevant skill set in practical software and immersive systems (Augmented and Virtual Reality) development, an understanding of how people and technology interact, combined with the creative insight essential to help create the future in immersive systems. This is a technology focused degree with a strong art-school foundation, combining rigorous taught components with studio based learning and critical thinking. Visualisation and Virtual Reality is now seeing a surge of rapid development and adoption worldwide. With the entertainment market driving costs down, new opportunities are emerging for VR in broadcast and entertainment, medical, engineering and other domains. Through the programme students will gain an understanding of major issues around application development for games and virtual reality alongside practical skills for creating engaging and immersive interactive experiences. Students will specialise in application development for Games and Virtual Reality, while gaining a broader range of technical skills for the emerging VR market. Students will combine knowledge of how software and hardware digital systems function with game design skills. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Layla Hassani Watson, 3D modelling, 2023.

How to Apply

More on How to Apply / Year 1 Entry / Advanced Entry (or getting into Year 2 direct).

Jingjing Ke, Interaction Design, 2023.

Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

Finlay Bourke, Virtual Reality, School of Innovation and Technology, 2023

This guide contains important information including entry requirements, English language requirements, the application process and sample portfolios.

Graduate Showcase

Join us for Degree Show - immerse yourself in our digital showcase of graduating students' work and see final year projects from students of this programme.

Katie Smith, Communication Design, 2023.

Graduate destinations

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Indicative Programme Costs

Information for future students on planning your budget, studio and workshop access, technical services, study abroad and exchange, library and further support.

Owen Burns, Immersive Systems Design, 2023.

Current Programme Specification

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Resource Lists

Visit the library for the specialist reading lists for this programme. Key resources are expected to be read/viewed by all students enrolled on this course during study. You can also find wider and suggested reading on the subject, with many of the contents available to read online once students have enrolled on the programme.

Billy Paterson. Communication Design, 2023.

International Students + VISAs

As one of the leading art schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art welcomes international students to all of its programmes. The School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued.

Yimei Lu, MDes Fashion & Textiles, 2023.

Exchange & Study Abroad

The Glasgow School of Art has an extensive student and staff exchange programme with about 75 of the world’s leading Art, Design and Architecture schools. These partnerships have been built up over many years through academic relationships and collaborations and extend to all corners of the world.

Gabriel Christys, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

This programme participates in the Glasgow Clyde College Associate Student Scheme

This programme participates in the scheme supporting applicants from their HNC Art & Design to Year 2 of this and other programmes.

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This programme is subject to validation

We review the content of our programmes regularly, making changes where necessary to improve the student experience and our graduate prospects.  This programme is being reviewed and is subject validation. You can read more about what ‘Subject to Validation’ means here.

Poppy Fraser. Painting & Printmaking, 2023.
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