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Learn to produce art-related assets for computer games. You’ll develop core skills and industry-standard practice in modelling, texturing and animation. You can also choose to take a year in industry. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Build the skills and knowledge you need to apply for an exciting range of specialised 3D art roles Learn how to use Maya, Photoshop, Substance, Unreal Engine 4 and ZBrush as your core set of tools Spend an optional year on industrial placement as part of your studies – a great experience which really sets you apart in the job market Benefit from the expertise of our teaching team which includes industry professionals IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? Do you want to understand both the computer modelling and animation aspects of games production? Then this is the right course. If you are more interested in the programming side, see our Computer Games Programming course. HOW YOU WILL LEARN There’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. You’ll learn to work with a core set of tools: Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush and Unreal® Engine 4. You’ll also hear regular talks from industry experts and have the opportunity to do work for genuine clients. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES We encourage you to enter competitions and showcase your work at our annual Games Expo, which attracts leading UK gaming companies. To give yourself the edge, choose to take the year in industry too. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY The computer games industry is one of the largest and fastest growing entertainment industries in the world so your employment prospects should be good. You will graduate from Computer Games Modelling and Animation with the skills to create and animate 3D art in a real-time environment using the latest techniques. This means you’ll be suitable for a range of specialised 3D art roles, not only in computer games but in the film and visualisation industries too.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the A-levels section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/C (or above) or equivalent qualification|
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|