University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Games Modelling and Animation

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

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. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE

  • RANKINGS: Our Animation and Game Design subject area is ranked Top 20 in the UK, plus it's in the Top 10 for student satisfaction with the course and with teaching (The Guardian University Guide 2023), plus 90% of students are satisfied with the teaching on the course (National Student Survey, 2022)
  • SKILL SET: You’ll learn to work with a core set of tools: Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush and Unreal® Engine 4
  • CREATIVITY: You will create game content in teams and also work with students from the Computer Games Programming degree – working collaboratively like this is what happens in the industry, so it’s good preparation.
  • 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
HOW YOU WILL LEARN There’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. You’ll also hear regular talks from industry experts and have the opportunity to do work for genuine clients. YOUR CAREER 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. STUDY OPTIONS This course is also available with a Foundation Year option. This course is also available with a Placement Year option.

Course details


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
I710
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
73%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computer Games Modelling and Animation at University of Derby - UCAS