BA (Hons) Game Art

Our Game Art degree has been designed with computer games experts, giving you the specialist training to become a professional 3D games artist. Studying Game Art at the University of South Wales will stretch your imagination and your technical drawing skills, developing traditional art skills alongside cutting-edge digital artwork. The great thing is that you will be able to develop as an artist and choose your own pathway as you experience the wonderful diversity in the course.

Your studies will explore the professional and theoretical elements of the games industry, which is ever growing. Through live projects, you’ll develop originality of thought and creativity, as well as an industry focus and strong technical skills. Our graduates are snapped up by a range of cutting-edge computer game studios including EA Games, Sony Playstation, Crytek, Ninja Theory, Rare Microsoft Games Ltd, Rockstar North, Lionhead Studios and more.

What you will study

This Game Art course has been designed to develop your passion, drive and commitment to become a highly talented game artist, turning your dreams and aspirations into tangible, marketable and industry-level game artist skills.

Year one

Engineering Game Play: Concepts and Design
Engineering Gameplay: Application and Testing
Computer Games: History and Context
Digital Modelling and Sculpting 1: Comparative Physiology and Anatomy
Visual Studies: Computer Games
Introduction to Digital Modelling For Game Concept Artists

Year two

Major Project
Professional Practice: Games Marketing and Enterprise

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Simon Reed, Course Leader
Corrado Morgana, Academic Subject Manager
Trygve Bjellvaag, Senior Lecturer
Richard Hurford, Senior Lecturer
Pierre Laffoux, Lecturer
Brian Fagence, Lecturer
Gina Carpenter, Technical Demonstrator
Charles Rawlins, Technical Demonstrator

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This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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