Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Concept Art

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Course summary

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Available for September or January intakes (Year 1 entry only for January). Course overview: Our BA (Hons) Concept Art is supported by a variety of industry experts. You are introduced to concept art and digital painting workflows commonly used within games, film, TV and animation industries. Focusing primarily on the pre-production process, you design from a wide spectrum of topics including character design, creature design, environment design, key art illustrations and weapons and props. You explore these creative briefs through traditional art methods, but are also taught how to utilise a vast range of digital art tools including software such as Photoshop, Clip Studio, Maya, ZBrush and Keyshot. The course is fully supported by a range of industry staff who, using their array of contacts, regularly invite current artists within the industry to meet students. Previous speakers include Ian McQue, Sandra Duchiewicz, Ubisoft and Atomhawk. We have established excellent long-term relationships with businesses giving you the opportunity to apply for summer, year-long and graduate placements with key organisations such as: Microsoft, Rare, Team 17, ZeroLight, R8 Games, Hammerhead VR, Dojo Arcade, Schlumberger, Sumo Digital and Coatsink. Student selection is carried out by employers through competitive interviews, often with skills tests. Placements are not compulsory but if taken they are assessed and contribute to your final degree award. After the course: Many students have progressed into the industry with successful freelance careers, as well as working for a variety of studios including Atomhawk, Paramount Pictures, Creative Assembly, Rare Ltd., Splash Damage, Sumo Digital, Double Eleven and Games Workshop.

Course details


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Assessment method

Learning is through a series of lectures and tutorials. Lectures provide you with specific theoretical information relating to the subject while the accompanying tutorials focus on developing practical skills and working on creative briefs for assessment. Further support is also offered online. The course is practice based, focusing on learning through the experience of doing. The majority of the assessment is in the form of practical projects. In the final year you undertake a major in-depth final year project. With the guidance of staff you create your own brief based on your chosen area of specialisation.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education authority: gov.uk/student-finance. Fees for EU applicants will be confirmed soon.
Concept Art at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS