Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and turn that creative talent into your dream career. From anatomy studies for precise character modelling, to intricate textures, environments and integration with games engines, the programme develops your skills using industry standard technologies and production methods to create 3D art for games.
Our hands-on ethos will have you experimenting with many different styles in order for you to explore and expand your own individual flair, which you can then hone during the many practical projects, closely supervised by a supportive team to help engrain these skill-sets. During the process of the degree, our tutors will nurture and guide your creative work flow in order to prepare and create the all-important show reel to ensure that you hit the ground running in the industry.
Some of the modules are as following:
Introduction to 3D Animation
We start your journey by giving you the techniques used for content creation and animation. By providing an insight into the 3D modelling process we show you how standard workflow operations occur in a 3D pipeline, outlining the design process from your first idea to a finished 2D/3D animation. Then, via a range of practical explorations you’ll apply the theory side to the animation process, giving you a solid foundation of methods needed throughout the course.
Information, Communication and Professional Media Practice
In this module we introduce you to proven concepts and routines of academic research, critique and writing, and nurture these skills to ensure that you apply good study practice and management throughout your studies. We aim to familiarise you with the theories of culture and communication and develop a basic understanding of the creative media industries and your potential role as a professional creative media practitioner. Together, all of these skills will help you develop transferable career skills to aid your job search upon graduation.
Foundations of Game Design and Game Production
We will introduce you to fundamental concepts covering game design theory, game level design practices and common techniques used in game production. You will hone your critical analysis skills needed to deconstruct existing games in order to get hands-on experience re-creating and modifying them. We ensure from the start that you are using industry vocabulary to describe the processes of game production techniques and through the study of industry related articles you will become accustomed to the workflows used in modern developmental pipelines.
Cost & 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 eligable for funding, we have payment plans for you too.
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Last updated October 23, 2017