Glasgow Caledonian University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Games (Art and Animation)

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Course summary

The computer games industry continues to grow as more people play games on their consoles, PCs, tablets and smart phones and on social media sites. The BSc Computer Games programmes aim to produce graduates with the right mix of practical skills and technical knowledge to enter this sector, which currently has a high demand for qualified practitioners. The University has excellent studio facilities including HD Video Production Suite, Art Studio, Digital Audio Recording Studio, Game Design Studio featuring 3D Laser Scanning tools, Motion Capture tools and a Rapid Prototyping machine. There is also a User Experience lab where games can be tested and evaluated. Art and Animation will appeal to students who wish to combine their traditional art skills with the latest creative technology in 3D art, animation and motion graphics. The programme is designed for those who want a career as a games artist. It can also lead to opportunities in pre-visualisation for TV and film or in video SFX.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeGW4G
Institution code G42
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC including Art & Design
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant Art & Design subject at MMM
Scottish Higher ABBB including Art & Design
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points must include Visual Arts
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3 including Art & Design
Scottish HND Pass For Year 3 Entry: HND 3D Computer Animation with B in the Graded Units.

All candidates are required to submit a portfolio.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £1820 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish domiciled and EU full-time undergraduate students studying in Scotland will not normally have to pay tuition fees, although you must still apply to have your fees paid on your behalf by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) each year. You should apply online through the SAAS website. You can usually apply from April onwards. For eligibility details and information on how to apply, visit www.saas.gov.uk. Students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (rUK), should apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from their own Local Education Authority. If you live in: England - you should apply to Student Finance Direct Wales - you should apply to Student Finance Wales Northern Ireland - you should apply to Student Finance NI The rUK fees are £9250 per year capped at £27,750 for a 4-year honours programme. A £2,000 cash bursary is available for the first three years. Please see visit www.gcu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/feesfinance/tuitionfees
Computer Games (Art and Animation) at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS