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Game Development: Art BA (Hons)

Falmouth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Penryn Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Game Development- Art

Develop as a game-specific animator and rigger. Previous art, media or ICT qualifications will give you a good grounding.

Learn core game art abilities, like 2D and 3D concept art and character and environment modelling - using industry-standard packages, processes and pipelines. By working with a multidisciplinary team of other developers, you’ll graduate with a professional portfolio presenting your work in context. This course involves more project work from the beginning and less focus on foundational skills than BA(Hons) Game Art.


You’ll learn how all the specialisms work together, how to work effectively in a team and the role you play in it. The course simulates how the industry operates and its methodologies in a studio environment that is built to mirror a real games development studio.

You will:

  • Build your own games from day one and can establish your own company in your third year.
  • Can change the games industry by making games for new markets and not simply replicating what’s already out there.
  • Have the option to change your specialism at any point in your first year.
  • Work in a department dedicated to gaming and be surrounded by people working in all aspects of the industry.
  • Develop a multi-disciplinary approach, touching on all aspects of game creation, and make completed games.

Assessment methods

  • Teamwork features heavily to reflect the industry.
  • Game making is the primary form of assessment.
  • Continuous assessment with no formal examinations.
  • Visual, verbal and written assignments.
  • Portfolio of project work.

What our graduates do

Graduates from this course have started their own game development studios and gone on to careers as artists and designers at major game studios like Creative Assembly, Supermassive Games, Rare, King and TT Games.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

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

University information

Falmouth University

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  • Campus address

    Falmouth University, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly, TR11 4RH, England

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