This MA Concept Art degree meets the needs of the film, games and animation industries which have evolved dramatically over the years; moving away from the days of the solo practitioner to become a growing global market where large teams of artists work in unison to create content for the next generation of technologies. This degree facilitates contemporary approaches as it combines technical knowledge of the software used by concept artists working within current games and film production pipelines, with the aesthetic and traditional skills essential for a professional concept artist. On this MA Concept Art course, you will also delve into thinking about the cultural resonance of your work and about the audiences it is made for, about the nature of creativity, and the role of the cultural industries in a modern knowledge economy. Enquiry, research and clear communication being key elements that underpin this course. In addition to specialised theory and skills taught on this course, you will develop a range of project management skills, an ability to identify and manage your own learning while also exploring the opportunities and constraints inherent in commercial, professional and social environments. The MA Concept Art course structure promotes cross-disciplinary discussion while maintaining the focus of discipline specialists, allowing you to gain a wealth of knowledge while exploring different options. Studying this course will also set you up with crucial key transferable skills of postgraduate study such as research, project management and group working through activities that prepare you for your future creative career in the entertainment industry.
Minimum 2.2 degree in a relevant field (exceptionally, applicants with degrees in non-related subjects may be considered) plus an online portfolio which demonstrates an appropriate level of relevant skills. Accreditation of professional experience may be possible for practitioners without a degree. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in all components (or equivalent) is required for those for whom English is not their first language. If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.
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University of Hertfordshire
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