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Games Art with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Bolton

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UCAS CODE: G651

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Seeking to turn your artistic vision into breathtaking game environments and striking characters? Our BA (Hons) Games Art with foundation year degree offers highly practical tuition designed to develop your skills in digital asset creation for games development, focusing on 3D modelling, texturing and lighting so you can learn to create artwork for the latest AAA games.The market value of the UK games industry was approximately £5.35 billion in 2019, and 86% of people aged 16-69 say they have played computer or mobile games in the last year (1). If you are seeking a career in a strong sector of the economy, then a career in games is an excellent choice. From PC, console and mobile games, through to serious games for education and training and the emerging virtual reality games market, software developers are seeking highly qualified games specialists.The first year of our 4-year BA (Hons) Games Art with foundation year degree offers an introductory study into games. The emphasis is on creativity, with specialisation on the route that you want to follow. Key topics include simple games production using industry recognised platforms and technologies. Our dedicated games team will work to help you develop your skills preparing you for your degree. The aim of our teaching is to develop you to be able to work in the games industry.The foundation year constitutes a “bridge” between further education and higher education. There is a greater emphasis on practical work, with dedicated support to help you to prepare for the more demanding academic tasks on the degree programme proper.Once you've successfully completed the foundation year, you'll automatically progress onto the main degree programme where your studies will focus specifically on games art (though you'll have the chance to transfer streams to BSc (Hons) Games Design or BSc (Hons) Games Programming on completion if you prefer (2)). Throughout the degree, we'll take an intensely practical approach that's designed to mimic the working environment found in the games industry. We'll work together to develop your understanding of the creative and technical possibilities of games art. Our studio-based course will guide you from the basics of digital art, through character and environment modelling, texturing, lighting, level design and concept art, to the latest technologies in traditional and handheld game art.We share your passion for games and offer a supportive atmosphere where you can show your work and respond to critiques, which may come from staff, your peers or guest experts from industry. These sessions help you learn to develop your ideas and improve your presentation and communication skills ready for a career in this ever-growing industry.(1) Ukie - https://ukiepedia.ukie.org.uk/ accessed on 10 September 2020(2) Subject to approval by the relevant programme leader

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,650per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 48

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    113th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 85 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    109 50%

    70th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    55th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    11th

    29

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