The Games Animation, Modelling and Effects (GAME) BSc course is an innovative undergraduate degree that will provide you with the creative skills needed by the games industry.
As an artist you will develop your computer graphics skills, both artistically and technically. You'll learn about subjects including modelling, rigging, animation, texturing, lights/cameras, visual effects (VFX) and rendering.
A number of core modules are provided as part of the degree, to enable game artists and game programmers to work together so they can achieve common goals: such an approach is fundamental to the workflow within the games industry. In addition, both groups will also work with each other using their specialist art/programming skills to design and produce joint collaborative games.
Successful completion of the course will prepare artists for a range of positions from concept, technical, texture and VFX artist to character/model builder, animator and graphic designer.
Designed with computer games professionals, as well as games industry body TIGA - this innovative degree will enable artists to develop their computer graphics skills, both artistically and technically - including modelling, rigging, animation, rendering, texturing, lights/cameras and visual effects (VFX).
With this undergraduate degre, you'll gain an excellent education in the area of games design and development. Each module has been designed with your computer games career in mind.
As well as exploring specialist artistic skills (concept artwork, 2D/3D assets, character models, animation, textures, VFX and rendering) you'll also develop problem solving, communication skills, and an awareness of the ethical responsibilities that a technical artist must consider.
There will also be opportunities for artists to collaborate with programmers on joint projects, as well as internships with external clients, giving you the chance to build up your portfolio and gain hands-on experience.
Guest lecturers will be available to supplement course delivery by providing specialists knowledge and expertise. There are also many placement opportunities and we have a strong list of professionals from games companies who visit us to share their tips, techniques and knowledge.
This undergraduate degree:
Visit our website for creative technology, Think Make Play to see some fantastic work from our students.
You will be assessed primarily by coursework assignments, with on-going formative assessments during class.
Formative assessments will be a regular feature of the semester, encompassing peer review, with opportunities for QA (Quality Assurance), detailed feedback and guidance from tutors.
Coursework, presentations and group work will require students to:
Assessments such as unseen examinations generally won't be used in the course (with the exception of a small component in one of the Level 4 modules - 3D Modelling).
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, students should have:
If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Media and Communications Extended Degree.
Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
This degree programme prepares you for a range of job roles, including concept artist, technical artist, graphics designer to technical asset artist, character/model builder, texture artist, character animator, environment artist, VFX artist etc.
Examples of what former students have gone on to do in game design, art, animation and testing industries can be seen on our blog.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.
Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the online application.
Non-UK and EU applicants for September entry may apply via UCAS, but may also apply directly to the University via the apply online button.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course.
Our UCAS institution code is L68.
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