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Computer Games Modelling and Animation BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Learn to produce art-related assets for computer games. You’ll develop core skills and industry-standard practice in modelling, texturing and animation. You can also choose to take a year in industry.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Build the skills and knowledge you need to apply for an exciting range of specialised 3D art rolesLearn how to use Maya, Photoshop, Substance, Unreal Engine 4 and ZBrush as your core set of toolsSpend an optional year on industrial placement as part of your studies – a great experience which really sets you apart in the job marketBenefit from the expertise of our teaching team which includes industry professionalsIS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?Do you want to understand both the computer modelling and animation aspects of games production? Then this is the right course. If you are more interested in the programming side, see our Computer Games Programming course.HOW YOU WILL LEARNThere’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. You’ll learn to work with a core set of tools: Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush and Unreal® Engine 4. You’ll also hear regular talks from industry experts and have the opportunity to do work for genuine clients. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCESWe encourage you to enter competitions and showcase your work at our annual Games Expo, which attracts leading UK gaming companies. To give yourself the edge, choose to take the year in industry too. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYThe computer games industry is one of the largest and fastest growing entertainment industries in the world so your employment prospects should be good. You will graduate from Computer Games Modelling and Animation with the skills to create and animate 3D art in a real-time environment using the latest techniques. This means you’ll be suitable for a range of specialised 3D art roles, not only in computer games but in the film and visualisation industries too.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 110 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    112 47%

    88th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    54th

    13

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