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Computer Generated Imagery with Digital Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Solent University (Southampton)

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UCAS CODE: II71

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Southampton Solent’s digital arts foundation year covers key subjects such as animation, game development and modelling, and will help equip you with the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions about your future direction.The learning path is designed to seamlessly integrate with our related degree courses and offers flexible learning experiences in the field of digital media. Successful completion of the programme will grant direct access on to one of our related industry-focused undergraduate degrees.You will be taught by passionate staff who are experts in their fields, with a wealth of real-world experience and knowledge. During your studies you’ll be supported in developing your game production, business and entrepreneurial skills, as well as working with coders and artists in the Video Games Academy.To aid study, you’ll have full access to Solent’s industry-standard facilities, including specialist labs, high-end dual screen computers equipped with industry software such as Autodesk, Adobe and Pixologic, and graphics tablets. You’ll also have access to a motion capture studio and lounge equipped with consoles and life drawing studio. Successful completion of the Digital Arts Foundation Year will provide a pathway to the degree BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery. Southampton Solent University’s computer generated imagery programme starts by ensuring that students have a solid foundation in both the technology that powers CGI and the traditional artistic skills that underpin it.During this time students learn a diverse range of digital skills, becoming proficient in industry software such as 3DS Max, Maya, V-Ray, Z-Brush, Adobe Creative Suite and many others. Solent also provides students with access to green-screen, video and sound recording, and motion capture facilities.The second and third year of study encourage students to start developing specialisms and working towards the CGI career that they would like to pursue after graduation. During this time, students will also develop a range of transferable industry and freelancing skills.The course team’s industry links also provide students with access to industry professionals. Opportunities have previously included industry tutoring, showreel critiques and guest seminars.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,660per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 97 11

    93rd out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    121 60%

    42nd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    16th

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    126 53%

    64th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    90th

    8

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