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Games Art

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code

W280

W281 (If choosing Foundation Year)

Ready for a career in one of the fastest growing and most exciting sectors of the creative industries, the games industry? BA Games Art will advance you as a visual artist with a focus on illustration, imaging and modelling for games and other interactive, animated environments.

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By choosing this programme, you will:

Participate in cutting-edge gaming curriculum, accessing a lineup of new, industry-aligned gaming courses for an up-to-date learning experience.

Engage in collaborative learning with Games Academy peers, mirroring real-world workplace collaboration.

Receive skill development support, with guidance to enhance your software engineering and computer science skills, boosting your understanding and employability.

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Design and Modelling
  • Concept Art
  • Transformation 1
  • 3D Modelling
  • Game Prototyping
  • Lab 1

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Lighting and Rendering
  • User Experience Design
  • Transformation 2
  • Character Animation
  • Team Project
  • Lab 2

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Project
  • Live Brief
  • Transformation 3
  • Studio Project
  • Lab 3

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year

Foundation programme delivered by the School of Continuing Education. The exact modules for our foundation programme are currently in development. For more information, please contact us.

Skills

This course will prepare you to progress and excel in the gaming industry.

You will graduate industry ready with skills in:  

  • Designing and modelling in a 3D environment. 
  • Character and environment art. 
  • User experience. 
  • Art research. 

Employability is embedded throughout giving you the essential skills for employment in the industry. 

Learning

You won’t just be sitting in a lecture theatre, but instead will be learning in interactive classes, working closely with your lecturers and fellow students.

This includes:    

  • Working in a studio environment: Immerse yourself in practical learning with a studio setting.     

  • Small-group seminars: Participate in intimate and focused group discussions.     

  • Tutorials: Benefit from personalised guidance and instruction.   

  • You’ll also have the opportunity to go on field trips in and outside of London to experience the professional world of computer gaming

Advanced computer software Dedicated computer and study rooms
The Roehampton esports Arena Top-notch gaming facilities
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Assessment

Your assessments will be based on the real-world, so you graduate with the professional skills you need.

This includes:  

  • Portfolios, where you’ll craft responses to creative briefs. 
  • Presentations, where you’ll showcase artistic concepts, ideas, sketches for characters and environments and prototypes. 
  • Critical reflections and written responses to briefs.  

Your academics tutors will be on hand to support you throughout your studies, to guide you to achieve your best. 

Careers

You’ll graduate ready for a career in the games industry.

Our programme uniquely equips students with a robust foundation in software engineering and computer science, broadening their potential career horizons beyond gaming. This expanded skill set not only enhances overall job prospects but also positions our graduates to secure roles within the gaming industry.  

Your future role could be:  

  • Character artist 

  • Games animator 

  • Games technical artist 

  • Concept artist 

  • Art lead 

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Course subject to curriculum review and validation.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Course subject to curriculum review and validation. 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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