Escape Studios

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Kent

The Art of Video Games

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Course summary

Follow in the footsteps of our Escapees who are working at the likes of Rockstar Games and Ubisoft. Don’t just play the game, create the game. Video games are evolving across all devices making it an exciting time to study and work in the industry. Our degree is perfect for those wanting to become a Games Artist. It will provide you with both the professional skills and knowledge that the industry is looking for or that you'll need to start your own studio. Become a Games Artist - working in industry-style studios using the latest tools and techniques and working as part of a team on high-quality creative projects. You’ll have intensive, hands-on tutorials with industry-trained tutors who, alongside practising professionals, will provide regular feedback on your work. You'll graduate studio ready, with a professional portfolio of work to show employers, and a degree awarded by the University of Kent.

Course details

Modules

Level 4 / Year 1: All our undergraduate students study common modules in their first year. This will give you the all-round skills you’ll need on your journey to becoming a professional. • 3D for VFX – Core (15 credits) • Computer Animation – Core (15 credits) • Compositing for VFX – Core (15 credits) • Video Game Art – Core (15 credits) • Creative Foundations – Project (30 credits) • Creative Foundations – Craft (30 credits) Level 5 / Year 2: From your second year you’ll start to specialise in the creation of games and work in teams on industry-style projects. •Video Game Art - Pro 30 credits •Video Game Art - Advanced 30 credits You’ll study specialist Games modules and have high contact time with your tutors. •Specialism 15 credits •Industry Studio Project 45 credits Level 6/ Year 3: By your third year, you’ll be working in a team just like a fully functioning independent studio, alongside developing an in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialisation. •Advanced Specialism 30 credits •Professional Practice 30 credits •Professional Studio Project 60 credits

Assessment method

Your work is assessed through practical assignments and retrospectives by a mix of tutor, peer, self-review and industry. In fact, often 25% of your project module grades will come from industry professionals. Formative assessment Majority of modules contain at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback. Formative assessments are developmental and do not count towards your overall module mark. Summative assessment breakdown Level 4 and 5 For Level 4 and 5 modules, your assessment will be split into two parts: 75% Product - You will be required to create a product (short computer animation, rendered image of a 3D object composited shot, etc.) to a specified brief, then present it in front of a panel and demonstrate how you have met the learning outcomes in your work. 25% Retrospective - You will be required to write a reflective analysis and present this for moderation and assessment. Level 6 One module will be assessed just like level 4 and 5 modules; for two other modules (Advanced Specialism, Professional Practice), 100% of the mark will be based on a self-evaluative portfolio.

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

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
I630
Institution code:
P34
Campus name:
Escape Studios
Campus code:
P

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Escape Studios cannot admit undergraduate students who require a student visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

We want to make sure that the course is right for you, and that you are right for the course, so we invite applicants to a creative workshop. Head over to our website to find our more and download our portfolio guide. Please copy paste the link into your browser: escapestudios.ac.uk/creative-workshop


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
The Art of Video Games at Escape Studios - UCAS