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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Headingley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Positioned at the intersection of art and technology, this course will provide a practical and creative exploration in the production of art for games. You will engage prior to arrival through a series of stimulating summer projects, designed to prepare you for first year at the university.In year one, you will apply the fundamentals of design theory to game art media and critical visual research strategies, supported through your development of practical 2D/3D visualisation and compositional skills.You will begin your second year by establishing your practice in the form of a personal portfolio. In addition, you will understand the application of critical studies in relation to game art and workflows required for implementation of digital assets within game engine and visualisation technologies.In your third year, you will undertake personal, detailed academic and practical research in relation to your specialised subject area and validate your creative process through your dissertation and portfolio.Informed by an intellectually stimulating and challenging academic environment and developed in consultation with industry, including game studio and publisher Team17 and Rockstar Leeds, you will build a strong practical skillset focused on developing your creative practice. Your learning will be results-driven, taught by staff with a wealth of experience in the principles, theory and application of design. Our strong links with industry will give you opportunities to start building your professional network whilst you study. Your attendance at annual events such Games Republic, London’s Vertex 2D/3D art conference and guest lectures by leading practitioners such as Disney Animator Aaron Blaise will give access to the world’s best creatives. Within specialist facilities, software such as ZBrush, 3ds Max, Maya, Substance Painter, Adobe Creative Suite and HD screen-based drawing tablets , will provide you with the opportunity to reach your creative potential .

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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UCAS Points : 104

A minimum of 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.


University information

Leeds Beckett University

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  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett is a global university, with an alumni community based in more than 150 countries around the world.
Leeds Beckett degrees are available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore.
In-country staff provide application support and advice in Bahrain, China, India, Nigeria, Qatar and Vietnam.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    96th out of 110 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%



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