Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Games Art

Develop the practical and critical skills to become an expert digital artist within the games design and creative entertainment industries.

Games Art

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    WG24
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Explore design in the intersection between art, gaming and technology.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Apply the fundamentals of design theory to game art and related visual media 
  • Develop practical 2D/3D visualisation and compositional skills
  • Establish your practice in the form of a personal portfolio
  • Understand the application of critical studies in relation to game art and what is required when working on the production of digital assets within game engine and visualisation technologies
  • Undertake personal, detailed academic and practical research in relation to your specialised subject area
  • Validate your creative process through your dissertation and portfolio of work
     
 

You’ll engage with a series of stimulating summer projects before your course starts, designed to prepare you for first year of study.
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’ll 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.  

Specialist facilities

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.

 

Why study Games Art at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Course developed in consultation with industry, including game studio and publisher Team17 and Rockstar Leeds
  2. 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
  3. Showcase your work in front of leading employers at the end of year degree show
  4. Taught by industry professionals with a wealth of experience in the principles, theory and application of design
  5. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses
  6. In the new Leeds School of Arts building you will have access to professional, industry standard facilities, along with general teaching spaces that will foster inter-disciplinary collaboration, creative talent and knowledge sharing

BA (Hons) Games Art 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.

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