BA/BSc (Hons) Game Art Animation

SAE Institute UK

Program Description

BA/BSc (Hons) Game Art Animation

SAE Institute UK

Have you ever wanted to create a fire-breathing dragon from your favourite video game? Or those cool-looking weapons from many of todays VR simulations? Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and animation, and turn that creative combination into your dream career.

Overview

Traditional skills, such as sketching and life drawing, inform character design work in 3D, allowing you to develop your craft using industry-standard technology and production methods.

You will create 3D art for games played across multiple platforms and you'll build worlds that players want to lose themselves in.

Our hands-on approach will see you experimenting with different design concepts to find your own personal flair. At the same time, you'll learn how to interpret creative briefs and discover how to successfully bring games to market.

Closely supervised by our team of dedicated professionals, you will hone your skills and produce your own showreel to ensure that you are job-ready on graduation.

Your future in animation:

The gaming industry moves as quickly as the technology grows to create new and astounding effects. There is a real need for fresh imagination matched by technical skill to bring characters and their challenges into a gamer’s world in an immersive way.

Our graduates have gone on to find work in a number of globally recognised companies in the animation industry and in some of the many independent agencies that have sprung up to satisfy this growing market. You may even choose to start your own business, like graduate Urwin Rijkaart, who spotted a gap in the market for a studio that specialised in 3D infographics for games, and put his training at SAE to good use to launch CrozzRoads Studios.

Modules

3D Fundamentals

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the principles of 3D, and develop the skills and techniques used for content creation. It provides an insight into modelling, texturing and shows standard workflow operations in a 3D pipeline, including interoperability. The module further aims to outline the effective use of geometry in regards of performance and workflow optimisation. At the end of the module, you will have developed skills for designing and realising an environment in 3D using various 3D modelling applications, adopting professional workflows and demonstrating a practical understanding of the production pipeline.

Rendering and Animation Fundamentals

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the principles of 3D, and develop the skills and techniques used for content creation. It provides an insight into modelling, texturing and shows standard workflow operations in a 3D pipeline, including interoperability. The module further aims to outline the effective use of geometry in regards of performance and workflow optimisation. At the end of the module, you will have developed skills for designing and realising an environment in 3D using various 3D modelling applications, adopting professional workflows and demonstrating a practical understanding of the production pipeline.

Advanced Character Animation and Production Rendering

You will learn how to develop strong character animation techniques by bringing together anatomy and movement knowledge, facial animation, comedic timing and general acting theories and techniques for both human and non-human characters. See your personal style really take shape and advance as you further enhance your knowledge in production rendering to be able to create visually stunning pieces of work for your showreel, demonstrating both technical aptitude and air.

Cost & Fees

SAE Institute is a private higher education provider. Funding towards tuition fees is available to UK/EU students, but does not cover the whole course fee.

Fees

Tuition Fees vary according to campus and whether you are a UK/EU student or an International student.

For the London and Oxford campuses, fees are £9,000 per year for UK Students and £12,000 per year for International students.

For Liverpool, the fees are £8,000 per year for UK/EU students and £11,000 per year for International students. From September 2015, these fees will rise to £9,000 (UK/EU) and £12,000(International students) per year.

Fees at our Glasgow campus are £6,000 per year for UK/EU students and £9,000 per year for international students. From September 2015, these will rise to £7,000 per year (UK/EU) and £10,000 (international students) per year.

2 Year Degree

As our degrees are only 2 years, you save a considerable amount on both tuition fees and living expenses when compared to a traditional 3-year degree. So, you can study and graduate with a much lower level of student debt!

As Tuition Fee loan funding does not cover the whole course fee, there is a small amount that you may need to pay through your own means. We understand this is not always easy, especially when you don't have an income, which is why we have developed payment plans to spread the small difference you need to pay. If you are not eligible for funding, we have payment plans for you too.

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Last updated April 25, 2018
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Sept. 2018
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2 years
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13,000 GBP
9000 GBP per year UK/EU students | 13000 GBP per year international students
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