Game Design and Development

Foundation Film, Animation & Games

The first stage of British higher education, corresponds to Level 3. Suitable for applicants with completed secondary or secondary vocational education.

Duration: 1 year.
It is taught in English and Russian.
The enrollment opens in Spring 2022
Foundation Film, Animation and Games Programme is designed as an entry step towards higher education. Foundation Programme is delivered in collaboration with Moscow Film School and provides students with knowledge and skills needed in Games, Animation, and Cinematic Arts.

The Foundation programme allows students to develop their creative potential in a variety of media and make their first steps in the entertainment industry.

The course is taught in English and Russian. Twice a week, students attend classes on IELTS Academic preparation and on professional communication.
Entry Requirements
To enroll in Foundation Film, Animation and Games programme you need to:
Provide a certificate of previous education (completed secondary education).
Sit a test to evaluate your English proficiency level.
Or submit valid Academic IELTS (with an overall band score of 5.0+) or its equivalent. English test is not required for students from English-speaking countries.
Submit a portfolio and be prepared to pass an entry interview.
We strongly recommend including in your portfolio works that demonstrate your artistic language and the ability to generate and implement your creative ideas.

The artworks can be game prototypes, drawings, photographs, videos, sketchbooks showing the development of your idea from the concept to its implementation. At the interview, you may be asked about the process of creation of a particular work and the context of its development. 

What the panel is looking for is the passion for games as the main attribute of the applicant. Please, prepare your portfolio in digital form in case of an online interview.

For foreign students, we can do the interviews online. 

At the end of the Foundation Film, Animation and Games level, you have to choose one of the specializations:
  • BA (Hons) Visual Arts for Games — for 2D artists and 3D modelers
  • BA (Hons) Game Design and Production — for game designers and producers
  • BSc (Hons) Programming and Game Development — for programmers