BA (Hons) Game Art (top up)

The Games market in 2021 generated a total of $180.3 billion with $93.2 billion belonging to the Mobile Game market (Newzoo 2021), with an estimated 3 Billion players in 2021 that drives these revenues. According to UKIE 16% of Job Roles within the Games Industry are related to Art. With 78% of employees having a Bachelor's degree in which 55% of these degrees are within the Games/STEM field.

The BA (Hons) Game Art prepares you for employment within the games industry as well as surrounding industries with a 3D art based environment as well as Graphic, CGI and Arch Vs roles. It is an exciting time to join an industry which is growing and with good career prospects are generally good (Prospects, 2022).


On this course you will develop creative, polished and fully crafted props, assets and characters that explore the advanced practices used in the game industry. The Major Project module will enable you to pursue a problem related to your own interest and produce a working solution. Throughout the year you will be participating in a group project that will be emphasised on the simulation of workplace practices, building team working and professional skills. You will develop and build a game through all of its core production stages alongside Games Development and Games Programming peers. 

To reflect industry practice we promote the use of agile workflows and promote events such as Game Jams and Game Societies. We focus on employability, so work is tailored to match and meet industry standards whilst also adopting industry workflows. We emphasise personal development, encouraging you to work with industry standard software and tools to art work.

You will specialise within the field of Game Art, learning advanced techniques and skills using industry standard software, techniques and workflows. Utilising core understanding of 3D production pipelines, game art, model optimisation to create rich, well thought-out, polished, creative environments and characters ready to be used in games. This course covers:

  • Advanced  Modelling Techniques & Workflows
  • Advanced Character Creation
  • Group Based Development Projects
  • Environment Creation
  • Research Techniques

This course is validated by The Open University

The Open University

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£7,950 Full Time (per academic year) - For home students commencing study in 2023

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Start Date

18th September 2023

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1 year Full Time

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: I711
Institution code: L21

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