3D Character for Games City of Liverpool College


Awarded by: The Open University

The BA (Hons) Top Up in 3D Character for Games utilises a range of specialist modules. Contextual and critical studies will inform and underpin your design development and design principles. Professional modules will enable you to develop your time management and organisational skills in character creation, development, sculpting and digital illustration. The Degree is focused on skills and portfolio creation to prepare you for employment or self employment.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Arts Centre

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


The early stages of the programme will embed practical skills in character design, illustration, animation and analytical skills into the delivery strategy with theoretical exploration underpinning all technical elements, preparing you for the self-directed Final Project in the third year. As it is anticipated that a large proportion of graduating students will obtain work in the freelance or self-employment areas, there will be a strong emphasis on supporting business and professional skills through the Entrepreneur Society. You will gain first-hand experience of what it takes to design successful game characters and illustrations to enable you to graduate with a portfolio demonstrating your technical skill and creative talent.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through the submission of written essays, blogs and a series of project based practical assessments, a final project and the submission of a dissertation. Formative feedback will support student progression in both written work and technical outcomes. Self and peer assessment in critique situations will be an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression.

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 WW22
Institution code L43
Campus name Arts Centre
Campus code 1

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff College uses UCAS Tariff points to standardise entry requirements. It is expected that the total tariff score of all your relevant qualifications is at a level of 60* points minimum. This is a points total achieved by converting qualifications such as A levels (and many others) into points, making it simpler for course providers to compare applicants. To check your qualifications tariff value use UCAS tariff calculator https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the right qualifications – you may be able to meet the entry requirements in a different way. Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is essentially credit awarded for wider learning evidenced from self-directed study, work or training may apply to you**. Accreditation prior experiential learning (APEL) is an extension of APL that includes assessed learning gained from life and work experience.
* May be higher / different for different programmes
** Link to our APR policy.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,725 Year 1
England £7,725 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,725 Year 1
Scotland £7,725 Year 1
Wales £7,725 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.