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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Discover the power of art in games by studying BA (Hons) Computer Games Art at Portsmouth – two-time winner of TIGA's Best Educational Institution award (2021, 2014).You'll delve into how game assets are created and used by exploring game art and developing your skills across drawing, modelling, animation, texturing, and composition. You can apply that knowledge in many ways, from collaborating with fellow students on live industry projects to working professionally on an optional placement. With our established relationships with acclaimed national and international games companies – including Rare, Codemasters, Jagex, Stainless, and Climax – you’ll always stay on top of the latest industry standards.By the end of this course, you'll become a versatile games artist ready to transform the games, creative, and tech industries.**Why study BA (Hons) Computer Games Art at Portsmouth?**You'll be able to:- Develop traditional art knowledge by learning concepts such as art theory, observational life drawing, high-resolution digital sculpting, digital substance creation and texture painting- Gain skills in 3D art by working with real-time engine-compatible 3D modelling, animation rigging and skinning, and engine special effects – with games engines like Unreal and motion capture technologies- Work with the latest and future technologies in our impressive facilities, including the UK's first ever Centre for Creative Immersive and Extended Reality (CCIXR)- Enhance your teamworking skills by collaborating with other Games students on game projects, including our annual prize-giving University GameJam- Expand your cultural horizons by studying abroad in Europe as part of the Turing Scheme- Wow potential future employers by showcasing your final-year work at our annual Graduate Showcase

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Over 5,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling into the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 87 18

    67th out of 114 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    125 56%

    52nd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59.0 59%

    34th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    27th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    122 52%

    74th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    66th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    65th

    37

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