ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Game Development: Art

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Course summary

This course is advertised subject to validation by Middlesex University. Explore your love for games and become part of a thriving global industry. If your ambition is to make games, then this course builds the skills you need to fulfil that dream and carve out a career in gaming. Whether you want to be a programmer, a designer, an artist, or sound designer, you can put your knowledge into practice with fellow students. You’ll make completed, publishable games, using an interdisciplinary approach that distinguishes ACM's Game Development course from the rest. You’ll gain exactly the type of experience needed for employment in the games industry or to start up your own independent game development studio. As a Game Development student, you’ll learn about the commerce, theory and design of digital games. This knowledge is complemented by the development of skills that are gained in your specialist area (art, audio, design or programming). Most significantly you’ll work in groups to make complete games at every level of the course. As you progress and in true ACM style, project teamwork will be at the heart of your learning experience, as recommended by the creative industry. You'll also be paired with an expert Mentor, who'll offer a unique insight into the industry and help you build contacts. Ideally suited to those who have a passion for both art and games, successful applicants to this route will have Art or Game Art qualifications. Visual design lies at the heart of most games from concept to completion. This route will teach you the core abilities required to become a skilled game artist, from concept art to character and environment modelling, both 2D and 3D, using industry-standard packages, processes and pipelines. You'll graduate with a professional portfolio, developed in concert with a multi-discipline team of other developers so you can show your work in context.

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 codeGDAR
Institution code A48
Campus nameACM London
Campus codeL

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points 104 UCAS points at A-Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification. For those who are not from the UK, you will be required to submit proof of EU Citizenship and Proof of English Language Proficiency.

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

Additional fee information

Where we identify passion and potential for a creative industries career and issue you with an offer of study, we promise that we’ll do all we can to make sure that our immersive education is affordable to you. ACM's range of Scholarships reduces the cost of studying for those students who are academically, technically, creatively and/or entrepreneurially gifted (see https://www.acm.ac.uk/scholarships for more information) whilst those from low income backgrounds can access our Bursary Scheme, to further improve the accessibility and affordability of studying at ACM (see https://www.acm.ac.uk/bursaries). More information on matters relating to Student Finance can be obtained from our Student Finance team on 01483 500 800 or via email on [email protected] .
Game Development: Art at ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music) - UCAS