Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

3D Games Art with Foundation Year

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Course summary

On this course you’ll have access to the right tools to kick-start your career in 3D Games Art. We have purpose bought, up-to-date hardware and use industry standard software. You will also be taught by experienced industry professionals and experts in their fields. As well as this, you’ll benefit from smaller class sizes, meaning we can ensure a more personal approach to our teaching. Upon graduating, your CV will stand out from the crowd due to your newly learnt transferable skills and knowledge. Why study this subject? More than 2.5 billion people worldwide play games and the global gaming market is set to reach $200 billion by 2023 (Juniper Research 2020) a rise of 30% on 2020, so a world of opportunity is open to you in 3D Games Art. You could work for companies like Epic Games, Nintendo or Sony, or perhaps set up your own independent company to pursue your passion. Your love of gaming together with your creative and modelling skills will open a number of roles for you - from 3D Artist and Animator to Environmental Artist or Technical Animator. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? On this course you will be taught the fundamentals of 3D modelling and animation, and as your studies progress, your skills with modelling will also improve, and you will also learn about games engines and design. At Buckinghamshire New University we focus on preparing you for work in the industry, helping you to stand out to employers when you graduate. With the right teaching and learning opportunities, it’s possible to turn your passion for gaming into a rewarding and successful career. What facilities can I use? During your studies you will have access to specialist software, some of which includes:

  • Up-to-date Computer Labs
  • State-of-the-art Motion Capture Equipment
  • Unreal Engine
  • Unity
  • Maya
  • 3DS Max
  • Substance Suite
  • Zbrush
  • Amongst a range of other software.
What will I study? The focus of this course is on professional workflows for creating 3D assets such as characters, props and environments. You will learn how to export and set these up in a games engine and learn the fundamentals of interactivity and gameplay elements. The course has been intentionally designed to be flexible, to allow you as a student to select and pursue your own specialism within the field. Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more. What are my career prospects? Our 3D Games Art course will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities, such as:
  • 3D Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Animator
  • Environment Artist
  • Technical Animator.

Course details

Modules

Year one Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry and Research Skills Digital Media Computing Essentials Year two 3D Modelling and The Pipeline Texturing and Look Development Lighting and Rendering Animation Principles and The Moving Figure Visual Narrative Rigging Year three Virtual Environments for Games Games Engines Destruction Simulation Digital Sculpting and Organic Modelling Character FX Year four Industry Production Project Portfolio Piece Creative Production Project Showreel

Assessment method

On this course you will focus on 3D development and learn up-to-date techniques from lecturers who are industry professionals. What you learn will be assessed through a variety of means, including coursework that is created with 3D software, presentations and writing a series of reflective journals.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
DGA4
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/general-entry-requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
3D Games Art with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS