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Games Art BA (Hons)

Our Games Art programme focuses on the visual side of the Games industry. You will be introduced to the key points in the creative process, from storyboarding through to character and environment design. 

You will focus on the visual side of the Games Art industry, but you will be exposed to the whole lifecycle of game production, from the initial ideas process to final release stage. You will work with programmers from the BSc Computer Games Development course to enable you to understand games development for specific markets in 2D and 3D formats.

We will give you creative skills, technical software skills and industry knowledge, which are all required by leading games developers. You will produce a personal portfolio of your work to reflect industry and professional practice needs, informed by historical and contemporary references, cultural and social contexts.

The University is recognised as “Unreal Academia” - an official training site for Unreal Engine.

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Waterside Campus
Three years full-time; four years full-time with Integrated Foundation Year or with optional work placement year. Also available as part-time.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is around 112 UCAS points, grades BCC at A Level, or DMM at BTEC. Previous experience of traditional art and design, computing or graphics is desirable. All selected applicants will be invited for a portfolio review and discussion.

Integrated Foundation Year entry requirements: Admission to the foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications, or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.