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Concept Art (with Advanced Practice) MA

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course overview:

In recent years the role of a concept artist has become increasingly important in film, television and games and the need for this specialism continues to grow. In film and television this is due to the increasing use of computer-generated imagery requiring a creative individual to visualise an idea or scene. In games the role also continues to be vital to a successful production pipeline. There is a genuine demand for concept art graduates in this expanding marketplace.

This course has a strong focus on preparing you for working in the industry. The course has been designed by and is run by industry professionals (who are still active and work in the industry today) with an overwhelming knowledge of film, TV, game, animation and comic productions. We have many contacts in industry including at ILM, Atomhawk, Rare and Sumo Digital which ensures our teaching practises are reflective of current industry trends. We also invite concept arts guest speakers from studios, such as Ubisoft, Dreamworks and others, to not only engage with you, but to set you briefs reflecting the kind of work you would be expected to do in a professional environment.

You will have access to excellent facilities which include high-specification computers with graphics tablets and more specialised equipment such as Cintiqs, green screen facilities and motion capture, as well as drawing studios, scanners and light boxes for more traditional art development.

How you are assessed:

The programme assessment strategy has been designed to assess your subject specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. The strategy ensures that you are provided with formative assessment opportunities throughout the programme which support your summative assessments. There is a mix of practical work (usually in the form of a portfolio), poster and viva presentations, reflective blogs, and written reports. Formative feedback is typically given during lectures, tutorials and summative feedback using on-line methods. The assessments can include individual or group work. The assessment criteria, where appropriate, will include assessment of presentation skills and report writing.

Career opportunities:

Many graduates have become professional freelancers, as well as working at a variety of studios including Creative Assembly, Splash Damage, Atom hawk and Paramount Pictures.

The one-year programme is a great option if you want to gain a traditional MSc qualification. The two-year master’s degree with advanced practice enhances your qualification by adding a vocational or research based internship to the one-year master’s programme. A vocational internship is a great way to gain work experience and give your CV a competitive edge. A research internship provides you with the opportunity to develop your analytical, team-working, research and academic skills by working alongside a research team in an academic setting. We guarantee a research internship, but cannot guarantee a vocational internship. We will, however, provide you with practical support and advice on how to find and secure your own vocational internship position should you prefer this type of internship.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 7,500per year

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

University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

  • University League Table

    95th

  • Campus address

    Teesside University, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, England

To get students off to the best possible start, Teesside University meets international students at the airport and takes them to their accommodation for free.
With an English language café and orientation activities throughout the year, Teesside University is experienced in helping international students feel at home.
Teesside University offers a range of scholarships to international and EU students, making the transition to UK study more affordable.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    117 52%

    64th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    24th

    9

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