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Concept Art with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course overview**: This course includes an integrated foundation year, ideal if you do not have the appropriate qualifications, subjects, grades or experience for entry to year one. Our BA (Hons) Concept Art is supported by a variety of industry experts. You are introduced to concept art and digital painting workflows commonly used within games, film, TV and animation industries. Focusing primarily on the pre-production process, you design from a wide spectrum of topics including character design, creature design, environment design, key art illustrations and weapons and props. You explore these creative briefs through traditional art methods, but are also taught how to utilise a vast range of digital art tools including software such as Photoshop, Clip Studio, Maya, ZBrush and Keyshot.The course is fully supported by a range of industry staff who, using their array of contacts, regularly invite current artists within the industry to meet students. Previous speakers include Ian McQue, Sandra Duchiewicz, Ubisoft and Atomhawk. We have established excellent long-term relationships with businesses giving you the opportunity to apply for summer, year-long and graduate placements with key organisations such as: Microsoft, Rare, Team 17, ZeroLight, R8 Games, Hammerhead VR, Dojo Arcade, Schlumberger, Sumo Digital and Coatsink. Student selection is carried out by employers through competitive interviews, often with skills tests. Placements are not compulsory but if taken they are assessed and contribute to your final degree award.**After the course**: Many students have progressed into the industry with successful freelance careers, as well as working for a variety of studios including Atomhawk, Paramount Pictures, Creative Assembly, Rare Ltd., Splash Damage, Sumo Digital, Double Eleven and Games Workshop.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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Flexible - each application is considered on a case-by-case basis.


University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

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  • 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

    66th out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    117 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    123 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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