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Course summary

Overview Game Art and Animation are complimentary disciplines that offer many possibilities such as CGI animator, gameplay animator, technical animator, VFX or concept artist. Working in our dedicated Game Art and Animation Studios, you will have access to industry standard software such as Autodesk Maya, Motionbuiler, Toon Boom and Adobe Suite. Our dedicated technicians provide friendly support for students working with equipment and software. You can also hire out professional film/sound equipment, graphics tablets, lightboxes and other kit, as well as booking sound and video studios, including a state-of-the-art film studio with green screen for VFX. Our in-house motion performance centre provides state of the art realtime capture using Vicon Shogun allowing you to experience motion capture pipelines. Excellent industry links include our animation panel of award winning talent from our region (Dice Productions, Yaminations, Second Home Studios), who provide support and real-world experience. Game Art comes with membership of UKIE for Students giving access to industry events, portfolio reviews and talks, as well as our own regular guest speakers from game developers, such as Rare, Sony and Ubisoft. A passion for games or creative technology with a love for moving image, could make this the right combination for you. Key features

  • Students have access to the Motion Performance Centre where they will experience directing motion capture shoots before processing data for use in animated film or game engines.
  • Stop Motion Studios with Dragon Frame, camera and lighting rigs.
  • Live Projects with Industry Briefs for animation and game development.
  • Learn wide ranging practical skills including concept generation, character design and development, 3d modelling, CGI animation, digital 2d animation, digital sculpting and UI design.
Learn more about the course at our Open Days Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. You'll find out more about the course, and have the opportunity speak to staff, students and recent graduates about what it’s really like to study at Worcester. Book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • 20th for student experience and 23rd for teaching quality in the 2022 Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 3 in the UK for Quality Education in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

Modules

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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I680
Institution code:
W80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
91%
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Animation and Game Art at University of Worcester - UCAS