Escape Studios

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Kent

Technical Art for Games & VFX

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Course summary

If you love Games, Movies and Animation, have a passion for problem solving, finding creative solutions and being part of a team, then Technical Art for Games and VFX is for you. Technical Artists are the bridge between Code and Art, they are the people who innovate solutions, write scripts, use code and maths in software packages and Game Engines that enable artists to make great graphics or ensure that FX simulations not only look amazing but are efficient. Technical Artists are highly sought after in industry with great employment opportunities across Games Animation and VFX. This programme aims to produce graduates who can create tools, scripts and FX simulations, developing graphics and solving problems for teams in the Games, VFX and Animation sectors. Graduates will have the transferable skills to work and support teams in both Technical and Artistic capacities across different real-time and graphics production environments, such as virtual reality and virtual production. Designed with our industry partners, this cutting edge course will enable you to develop and refine your skills, with individual specialisms as well as collaborating and developing solutions with our Games Design, Character Creation, Game Art and VFX programs. This course will provide rich and varied opportunities to develop experience in team work, as well as the soft and technical skills that developers look for in Technical Artists. Taught by industry professionals, we have a high level of industry project mentoring from external developers throughout our courses, connecting our students to current development practice. This coupled with our studio based practice and high spec equipment will give students the best foundation to become Technical Artists.


SUBJECT TO VALIDATION Students on our Technical Art for Games & VFX, Video Games Design and Character Creation for Animation, Games & VFX undergraduate programmes study common modules in their first and fourth years. This will give you the all-round skills needed to become a professional, and a chance to choose a different specialism if you change your mind before your second year. FIRST YEAR (LEVEL 4) Art direction and visual language (15 credits) Introduction to 3D graphics (15 credits) Introduction to technical scripting (15 credits) Worldbuilding (15 credits) Introduction to games design (15 credits) Character control (15 credits) Real-time FX (15 credits) Interactive - jam group project (15 credits). SECOND YEAR (LEVEL 5) Programming for games & VFX production (30 credits) Proceduralism in 2D and 3D (30 credits) Specialism (15 credits) Industry studio project (45 credits). THIRD YEAR (LEVEL 6) Advanced specialism (30 credits) Professional studio project (60 credits) Professional practice (30 credits).

Assessment method

Your work is assessed through practical assignments and retrospectives by a mix of tutor, peer, self-review and industry. In fact, industry professionals often review your project modules and share their personalised feedback with you.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We’re currently unable to accept international students who would require a student visa onto our undergraduate courses. This may change in the future.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Eligible applicants will be invited to attend a Creative Workshop where they are set a creative problem solving task and a team exercise working to a creative brief.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in speaking and listening

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

Additional fee information

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Technical Art for Games & VFX at Escape Studios - UCAS