If your aim is to become an artist in the Games industry, then the Game Art course at USW's Cardiff campus has been designed to develop your passion, drive and commitment to become a highly talented game artist, turning your dreams and aspirations into tangible, marketable and industry-level game artist skills. With gamers’ demands for realistic and imaginative graphics having increased as new hardware technology has developed, the Games Art course will help you practise traditional art skills alongside cutting-edge digital artwork and allow for your career pathway to open into a variety of future directions. Over the three years, your studies will explore the professional and theoretical elements of the games industry, you will also have the opportunity to work on group projects with students from other courses allowing you to design, develop and publish games. Many of our graduates have become indie developers, freelance artists or professionals within many studios including Climax Games, Codemasters, Airship, Rockstar and more. This course is studied at USW Cardiff in the city centre, putting you at the heart of the capital of Wales. It's the perfect home for our creative industries courses and students. Well known as a city of culture and entertainment, the opportunities for creative industries in Cardiff are endless.
You will be assessed 100% through coursework.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances
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Additional entry requirements
Selection for this course is based on a suitable application and attendance at an interview with successful outcome. Your interview is an opportunity for you to talk about your interests and ideas, and to find out what is so special about Game Art at USW. Use the opportunity to show your passion. Be confident and talk about why developing Game Art for video games is something you want to be a part of!
We encourage you to bring either a portfolio or examples of your work (digital/physical) to your interview. If your interview is online, a link to your portfolio or work can be sent to [email protected]. Your portfolio can be any medium and include artwork produced for a course or personal project. 2D or 3D physical and/or digital. Sketch books are great. Any journal or notebook which shows relevance to the subject area should be shown.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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