BA Games Design & Art 2017

BA Games Design & Art have a host of events in 2017 and the most exciting this year is we have our first graduating cohort. You can read a little about how their year and project proposals are going at the end of this post.


Following is a list of events across the year from Games Design & Art, so please save the dates, all welcome and please do bring friends too.  Our events are all about the player and many are user testing sessions, dressed up like a party! We try and include nibbles and drinks to help illicit feedback.

Arcade 1.0
16:00 – 18:00 Friday 13th Jan
Winchester School of Art
South Building
Studio 32

Year 1 – A series of playable prototypes based on themes and mechanics using the following Hitchcock films as starting points. (The Birds / North by North West / Rear Window)

Arcade 3.0
16:00 – 18:00 Friday 27th Jan
Winchester School of Art
South Building
Studio 16 / iLab

Year 2 – Exhibtion of Game Design Documentation. Starting points for the games design documents and associated materials from a list of short stories. (The Metamorphosis / The Gernsback Continuum / Animal Farm / The Variable Man / Peter Pan / The Pit and the Pendulum / A Sound of Thunder / James and the Giant Peach / The Outsider / The Murdered Cousin.)

17:00 – 19:00 Friday 10th Feb
Winchester School of Art
South Building
Studio 32

Year 1 – Board games themed on Failure / Chance / Co-operation / Memory

14:00 – 18:00 Friday 3rd March
Winchester School of Art
WSA Student Union / Outside student union

Year 1 – Physical/Digital. A Crazy Golf course both physical and digital.

Arcade 2.0 & Arcade 4.0
13-00 – 17:00 Friday 2nd June
The Cube Southampton (TBC)

Year 1 – Go Ask Alice prototypes
Year 2 – E3 style Expo of Self initiated Projects

Winchester BA Show
18:00 Private View Thursday 15th June (open for a week) Winchester School of Art Year 3 – Self Initiated Game Projects alongside all final year BA UG work from across the School.

London Megacade
18:00 Private View Thursday 29th June
Hoxton Arches

Year 3 – Self Initiated Game Projects along side BA Graphic Arts final year work.


We hope you are able to make some of our events in 2017.  More specific advertising will precede each event so look out for future reminders.

If you would like to know more about the course please take a look at our course film and course page.

If you have any projects that you think gamification and game design could impact or connect with please do not hesitate to contact us.

3rd year projects blog post.


Final Destination – British Art Show 8 Student Symposium


Image: Benedict Drew, Sequencer, 2015.

As British Art Show 8 comes to a close in its final destination, students and graduates were asked to reflect on their experience of working with or simply visiting British Art Show 8.

Students from all British Art Show 8 cities (Leeds, Edimburgh, Norwich and Southampton) were invited to submit a written presentation (paper) shortlisted by a professional panel. This symposium, being held on Wed 11 January 2017 between 11:00 – 17:00 is the enthralling result.

Timings & Venues:

11am-1pm in Building 58, room 1023

1-2pm at Hansard Gallery

2-3.30pm in Building 58, room 1023

3.30-5pm at Hansard Gallery


A Full Programme and further details on how to book can be found on the Eventrbrite listing.