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BA (Hons)Games Arts

University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
United Kingdom, Farnham
UCA Farnham United Kingdom, UCA Farnham Falkner Road Farnham Surrey GU9 7DS
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Overview

Located next to Guildford – hailed as the ‘Hollywood of Video Games’ by The Guardian – our BA (Hons) Games Arts course has access to some of the biggest and most exciting emergent names in the games industry.

At UCA you’ll develop a deep grounding in 2D and 3D development through to production, current tools and technologies, games design disciplines, critical thinking practice and the widening context of gameplay. You’ll also learn observational drawing and explore art styles, whilst concepting interactive and digital environments.

With access to high-end hardware and outstanding industry software such as Autodesk Maya, Quixel Suite, Zbrush, Unity, Unreal, Marvelous Designer and more, you’ll be able to bring to life incredible worlds, dynamic characters and engaging game prototypes from your imagination. You’ll also have the opportunity to use production cameras, workshops and digital editing studios.

You’ll join a vibrant community of practitioners that actively seeks creative challenges, embraces experimentation and encourages independent thinking.

Supported by our team of experienced lecturers, practitioners and researchers, you’ll study a balance of theory and practice, covering industry software, a range of art skills and design drawing techniques.

You’ll also learn industry methodologies such as Agile Development, working on solo and group projects, completing a major project demonstrating a working game environment, and creating an extensive and bespoke portfolio.

With two of the UK’s three main games hubs right on your doorstep, you’ll have the opportunity to gain real professional experience in the workplace internships, networking events, conferences, building contacts in the industry.

Whether your ambition is to become a games concept artist, designer, 3D asset modeller, environment artist, games developer, or other creative gaming professional, our BA (Hons) Games Art degree offers you the perfect springboard into the industry.

Using the skills gained with us, our graduates have progressed into employment in both AAA console titles and indie games development (PC, Console, iOS and Android), in the fastest growing and most exciting sectors in the digital creative industries.

UCA’s Games Arts degree has access to some of the biggest names in industry including Sony, EA, Super Massive Games, Ubisoft, Rebellion and many more.

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates have gone on to establish themselves in the games industry, with recent alumni landing roles such as concept artist on AAA PlayStation 4 title Until Dawn, production designers for Endemol and Two Four, as well as entrepreneurial independent developers of games for iOS, Android and Steam Greenlight projects.

Skills taught on this course are highly transferable, making our graduates valuable assets in a number of industries, such as:

Concept design
Programming
TV and Film
Pre-visualisation
Interactive multimedia.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States