Develop art skills relevant to the fast-moving computer games industry on modules designed with the help of key professionals. Learn how you can make an impact in games creation using visual research, creative experimentation and technical development, by working with programmers, audio technicians and musicians.
This course will equip you with 3D computer games skills in modelling, texturing and animation enabling you to create characters, environments and special effects. You'll learn how to bring your creations to life with animation and interactive games software such as Unity 3D. You'll be given access to the latest technologies, and supported by a dedicated Computer Graphics Technical Officer.
Thanks to our close links with other Cambridge School of Art courses, you'll also get the chance to work with illustrators, animators, graphic designers and film students.
Our flexible modules will allow you to specialise in your chosen areas, and get a head-start on your career path in the digital arts.
With help from industry-based lecturers as well as our core teaching staff, you will learn about current practices for artists working in computer games. We have links with many local games companies including Ninja Theory, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Jagex and Frontier. We're also partners with the Global Science & Technology Forum, allowing our students access to cutting-edge research materials.
Year one, core modules
Introduction to Computer Games Arts
Concept Art and Drawing for Computer Games
Computer Games Art
Year one, optional modules
Computer and Video Games Studies
English for Study 1 & 2
Year two, core modules
Advanced Computer Games Art
Character Rigging and Animation
Computer Games Development
Debates and Practices
Year two, optional modules
Contemporary Film and Video
Writing for Images
Design for the Screen
Business for the Creative Arts
Anglia Language Programme
Year three, core modules
Specialised Practice in Computer Games
Year three, optional modules
You'll show your progress through a combination of written and practical work.
Application deadline details:
You'll have a lovely time at Anglia Ruskin. Cambridge is a great place to live during your studies, compact and easy to explore on foot plenty of lovely and lively pubs in the town as well as the beautiful city. Going for a punt on the river is a particular treat during the summer, as well as the Fitzwilliam Museum. Tutors are amazing, quick to return work with constructive and positive feedback, and are very approachable.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
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