Staffordshire University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Staffordshire University brings a fresh approach to education at its new London Campus. It is based at Here East, right at the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, alongside high tech businesses from the games, esports and cyber industries. You will be taught in new open plan learning spaces with the best in new technology and have access to social spaces for industry networking to set you up for the best start. Here East is home to a variety of communications, broadcasting and technological businesses and the metropolis of central London just a tube ride away, meaning the possibilities for social and professional development are endless. Staffordshire University has one of the largest and most successful Games Departments in any university and you will be joining a department of over 1,500 students studying a range of games specialist courses. Be industry ready with our Concept Art for Games and Film course, designed to prepare you for working within the thrilling and rapidly advancing entertainment industry. It’s perfect if you wish to mix the artistic, creative and technical skills required to be a 2D or concept artist across a multitude of industries. Our academics are experts in painting, life drawing, digital sculpting, 3D modelling, animation, lighting and rendering, digital compositing, digital painting, games scripting, motion capture, cinematography and post-production. As members of the games industry body TIGA, and in partnership with Epic Games, we provide access to some of the latest technology in game art development. You will use our purpose-built HD TV studio, green screen studios, post-production suites, state-of-the-art digital cinema cameras, HD cameras, motion capture studio, Unreal games engines, and Wacom graphic tablets to bring your creations to life. Our Games Design graduates work at companies such as: Rock Star (North), Naughty Dog (USA), Astraware, Asylum Entertainment, Blitz Games, Climax, Codemasters, Endrant, Gusto Games, i2Ltd, Jagex, Jester, Juice Games and Kuju Entertainment. Their roles include level designer, environment artist, 3D character modeller, games designer, games production assistant and games technical artist.
Year 1 (Core): Character Concept Design 1; Environment Concept Design 1; Life Drawing. Year 2 (Core): Character Concept Design 2; Digital Matte Painting 2; Life Drawing 2. Year 3 (Core): Employability for Visual Effects and Games; FX Portfolio Project; FX Research Project; Senior Concept Art For Collaborative Projects. Optional modules available at Level 5 and 6.
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!
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|Campus name||Staffordshire University London|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|