Concept Art with Foundation Year at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS

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Course summary

Course overview: This course includes a foundation year - ideal if you need additional preparation or if you don't have sufficient grades to join Year 1. As a concept artist you illustrate ideas for use in films, games, animation, comics and any other form of visual media. It’s all about problem solving, storytelling and creating something new. You focus on the pre-production process, creating the look and functionality of characters, creatures, environments and props. You also explore the illustrative and storytelling side of concept art including key moments, splash art and storyboarding. You explore these creative briefs through traditional art methods as well as utilising digital art tools including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush and Adobe After Effects. We are Europe’s only Adobe Creative Campus, giving you access to the suite of Adobe Creative Cloud tools and resources to help you develop your digital skills. An optional work placement year is included, at no extra cost. The course is structured to highlight, develop, and refine your unique creative style and guide you in building a workflow suitable for the industry you wish to pursue. Top reasons to study this course 1. Taught by professional artists: learn from practising concept artists who have worked for studios including Paramount Pictures and Double Eleven, and have experience working on a variety of art projects for clients such as Sega, Legoland and Disney. 2. Industry links: take part in Animex, our annual international animation and games festival featuring experts from Rockstar, Pixar, Disney and Sony. 3. Career-ready: our ExpoSeries of events allow for you to interact with employers, allowing you to showcase your work and skills to peers and potential future placements or employers. After the course: Our graduates have started careers as freelance artists or gone on to work or undertake placements for studios such as Atomhawk, Sumo Digital, Jagex and Frontier Developments.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000* Year 1
International £14000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Concept Art with Foundation Year at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS