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Have you ever wanted to create a fire-breathing dragon from your favourite video game? Or those cool-looking weapons from many of todays VR simulations? Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and animation, and turn that creative combination into your dream career. Traditional skills, such as sketching and life drawing, inform character design work in 3D, allowing you to develop your craft using industry-standard technology and production methods. You will create 3D art for games played across multiple platforms and you'll build worlds that players want to lose themselves in. Our hands-on approach will see you experimenting with different design concepts to find your own personal flair. At the same time, you'll learn how to interpret creative briefs and discover how to successfully bring games to market. Closely supervised by our team of dedicated professionals, you will hone your skills and produce your own showreel to ensure that you are job-ready on graduation.
Our fast-track degree means you can graduate and be earning and doing what you love in just two years. Year 1: Trimester 1- 2D Fundamentals; Information, Communication and Professional Media Practice. Trimester 2 - 3D Fundamentals; Rendering and Animation Fundamentals. Trimester 3 - Applied Production Techniques and the Production Pipeline; Elective module (see website for details). Year 2: Trimester 4 - Advanced Character Animation and Production Rendering; Marketing, Business Planning and Law. Trimester 5 - Research Practice and Society; Elective module (see website for details). Trimester 6 - Major project.
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants must meet the general entry requirements outlined below. You will also need to provide evidence that you are proficient in the English language. More details can be found at http://www.sae.edu/gbr
|UCAS Tariff||72 points|
|A level||A* - D||To understand what combination of grades you need to achieve 72 UCAS tariff points please visit ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*D* - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 45 credits M: 42 credits P: 3 credits|
|Scottish Higher||A - C|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||All subjects require A*-C in English (4-9) Audio Production and Games Programming also require A*-C in Mathematics (4-9)|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|