Concept Art for Games and Film (with a Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Course summary

"Before it gets built, before it gets modelled, before it gets blown up or embarks on amazing adventures or stories: someone has to design it. That person is a concept artist. Leveraging fundamental, industry practised art and design skills, along side advanced 3D modelling, this degree will prepare you for work as a concept artist in the games, film and television industry. You will learn the main requirement of a concept artist: visual problem solving - where you take someone else's written idea and turn it into a workable concept design Throughout your time at Staffordshire University, you will have many opportunities to interact with the games industry in events such as: guest lectures, portfolio reviews, game jams, networking socials, mock interviews and many more. Our Concept Art graduates work at companies such as: Rockstar North, Playground Games, Media Molecule, Sharkmob, Demodern, Xisle Games, Tomorrow Film, Intouch Games and Killhouse games. You'll also be taught how to be enterprising should you wish to set yourself up as freelance concept artists, which many of our graduates have done."


"Year 1 (Core) Introduction to Visual Art Skills, Photoshop for Games and Animation, The Language of Art and Design (Core options) Introduction to Digital Art or Introduction to Modelling and Rendering Year 2 (Core) Character Concept Design 1, Environment Concept Design 1, Life Drawing (Core options)Introduction to 3D Modelling for Games or Introduction to CGI Year 3 (Core) Character Concept Design 2, Environment Concept Design 2, Life Drawing 2 (Core options) Junior Collaborative Game Development and Testing or Junior Concept Art for Collaborative Projects/Junior VFX Project Year 4 (Core) Concept Art Project, Senior Concept Art For Collaborative Projects, Employability for Games and VFX (Core options) Advanced Concept for Art 1 & Advanced Concept Art 2 or Advanced Character and Creature Sculpture"

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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

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Concept Art for Games and Film (with a Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS