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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

**Course Summary**Develop technical production skills through the creation of 2D and 3D artwork.Collaborate in creative projects alongside programmers.Work with cutting edge tools to produce various game art styles, and work to art limitations for use on different gaming platforms.Work in partnership with Sony within our commercial games studio, Steel Minions.Study at the only university in the UK to produce a game on a Sony platform.This course will equip you with the practical skills required to work in the games industry ranging from concept to post-production, and you will graduate with a portfolio of projects.**How you learn**Throughout this course you will build a professional quality portfolio that is aimed at meeting the requirements of potential employers. The teaching and learning on this course is designed to help you do this.You learn throughSpecialist technical workshopsGroup projectsOne-to-one supportLive projectsIndustry visits, field trips and festivalsSelf-directed and independent study**Applied learning****Work placements**In year three, you have the opportunity to take a one-year paid work placement, which is an excellent way to enhance your graduate employment potential. Games design is a very competitive industry, and there are a limited number of placements available in games companies. You are supported in finding a placement by our experienced Placement and Employability Team who have a large range of employer contacts.**Live projects**You will have the opportunity to work on commercial opportunities with real-life clients. Previous students have designed game levels and concepts for Pixel Bullies and Sumo Digital, and worked with English Heritage to create a virtual tour of Conisbrough Castle.**Networking opportunities**During your degree you will have access to careers advisers, employability enhancing workshops and networking opportunities including guest speakers and master classes from the creative media industry. We also help you to master social media for networking and making contacts.A number of industry days and events (Game Republic events, Pathways) are also held on campus where you can network with and attend talks and workshops run by creative media industry professionals and organisations.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

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

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UCAS Points : 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:BBC at A Level.DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    120 50%

    77th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    69th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    20th

    31

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