SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Gloucestershire

Game Art

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Course summary

This Foundation degree is designed to develop your interest in Game Art to a professional level, so that you will be able to work in the games industry, one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic sectors of employment in the world. At level 4, you will share three of the four modules with the FdSc Computer Games Design and Development students. This enables you to learn the fundamentals of design, rigging, animation, 3D modelling and texturing. Your fourth module starts your specialisation with the fundamentals of game art. At level 5, you will share three modules with the FdSc Computer Games Design and Development programme (emergent technologies, work placement and advanced 3D modelling). You will be delving deeper into the game art specialisation through advanced game art practices, game environments and tech art. Your Game Art programme will enable you to specialise in modules focusing on the techniques, industry software and professional practices that will help you develop into being a Games Artist, ready to join the industry either at a studio or as a freelancer. The programme has been designed to allow elements of collaboration with other programmes, such as the Media Production courses and the successful Specialist Make-Up Design cluster. University Centre WISE  has also developed its own Games Studio, Get Kraken Games @UCWISE, which will give you varied opportunities to become part of real projects, further enhancing your specialist skills as well as your professionalism and interpersonal skills.  You can also extend this Foundation degree to a full Bachelor’s degree with us here at University Centre WISE, by “topping up” to our new one-year BA (Hons) in Game Art and Production (Level 6). If you love playing sport, you could continue to play at an elite level whilst studying. Our well-structured Sports Academy programmes delivered by professional coaches providing training, strength and conditioning, sports therapy and some of the best sporting facilities in the South West of England, at our WISE campus in Bristol. To apply please copy and paste the link below into a browser and complete the application form: https://forms.office.com/r/iuqbBjGe88 Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected]. GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Concept Artist • Character Artist • Environment Artist • Texture Artist • Level Designer/Editor • Game Designer • Technical Artist • Q/A Tester

Course details

Modules

Level 4 Modules Creative Design, Development and Production Techniques for Video Games  Introduction to Rigging and Animation for Video Games  Workshop: Introduction to 3D Modelling and Game Graphics  Fundamentals of Game Art  Level 5 Modules   Technical Art  Advanced Game Art Practices  Game Environments   Emergent Technology  Workshop: Extended 3D Modelling, Sculpting, Lighting and Rendering  Sector Based Work Placement

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical assignments and presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
GA80
Institution code:
S55
Campus name:
University Centre WISE (UCWISE)
Campus code:
W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements: https://www.gov.uk/student-visa

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade C or 4.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio


English language requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7955 Year 1
Channel Islands £7955 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7955 Year 1
England £7955 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7955 Year 1
Scotland £7955 Year 1
Wales £7955 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Game Art at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS