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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**The UK games industry is the largest in Europe, responsible for creating some of the most recognisable games in the world. Increasingly, gaming and virtual reality are becoming part of everyday life. This degree realises the spread of new ideas about social and democratic design, putting you ahead of the field in this area.**- Leave primed for employment in both AAA and indie companies, with a rounded understanding of the game arts industry.- Develop a high level of skills in both 2D and 3D, gaining the fundamental skills to develop your personal creative approach.- Learn about the latest game industry software, so that you leave industry-ready.You’ll learn the complete creative process – from visualising your ideas through concept art to prototyping game play. We’ll introduce you to cutting-edge technology that will help bring your ideas to life. You’ll learn how VR technology can be used to create assets and content for 3D game engines, and work as a team using 3D modelling to create concepts and environments for virtual reality worlds. You will explore sound production, narrative structuring, character development and animation techniques. We’ll instil in you a confident and independent approach to creative working methods.You’ll have access to a wide range of specialist equipment, including studios packed with industry - standard 2D, 3D and animation kit, such as VR - ready Alienware computers for 3D renders and Wacom tablets. Our Game Arts programme is delivered via lectures, practical studio-based activities, and online through a virtual learning environment.Students will benefit from a programme of visiting lecturers and artists, including creative directors, concept artists and coders. We will encourage you to collaborate on live industry-led projects, meet practising designers and participate in external commissions, national competitions and exhibitions, as well as attending professional events such as FMX, Germany; Develop:Brighton; Euranim, Lille; and EGX.Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112 - 120

We accept combinations of qualifications that meet or exceed our tariff requirements, alongside evidence of your creativity.


University information

Plymouth College of Art

  • Campus address

    Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    131 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%


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