Staffordshire University

Concept Art for Games and Film (with a foundation year) (2019) Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate

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This degree is designed to prepare you for working within the thrilling and rapidly advancing entertainment industry. It’s perfect if you wish to mix the artistic, creative and technical skills required to be a 2D or concept artist in either the games or film industry. Our academics are experts in painting, life drawing, digital sculpting, 3D modelling, animation, lighting and rendering, digital compositing, digital painting, games scripting, motion capture, cinematography and post-production. As members of the games industry body TIGA, and in partnership with Epic Games, we provide access to some of the latest technology in game art development. You will use our purpose-built HD TV studio, green screen studios, post-production suites, state-of-the-art digital cinema cameras, HD cameras, motion capture studio, Unreal games engines, and Wacom graphic tablets.  

Our Games Design graduates work at companies such as: Rock Star (North), Naughty Dog (USA), Astraware, Asylum Entertainment, Blitz Games, Climax, Codemasters, Endrant, Gusto Games, i2Ltd, Jagex, Jester, Juice Games and Kuju Entertainment. Their roles include level designer, environment artist, 3D character modeller, games designer, games production assistant and games technical artist.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code I615
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level AE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
AS AE
Extended Project A* - E
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H6, H6, H6, H6
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma D*D*, PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D*, PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* - PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/

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Staffordshire University
College Road
Stoke on Trent
ST4 2DE


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