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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Computer Games Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Are you an artist who is passionate about games? Do you want to develop art skills to meet the challenges of the games industry? At Falmouth you'll work with Programmers and Designers in a studio environment to make innovative and arresting art for games.

Introduction

Nurture your creativity as you collaborate with like-minded artists in an inspired and focused space. We welcome illustrators, painters, fine artists, sculptors, architects, graphic designers, or anyone with a passion for the visual dimensions of games. Whatever your artistic background, you’ll graduate from this course as a knowledgeable, workplace-ready professional with a strong insight into the games industry.

What you'll learn

We cover a range of areas to aid your growth both creatively and technically. By the second study block, you’ll already be putting your skills into context by working on a game art project, and learning to co-create in a team. This all leads up to a final submission where you’ll have the opportunity to build a game with coders and designers in a full development team, or if you prefer, craft your own standout portfolio piece.

You’ll learn:

  • 2D and 3D art creation methods, including concept, environment and character art.
  • Core drawing skills.
  • Game development pipelines, techniques and processes (such as Agile development and version control).
  • What a game development career requires.
  • Teamwork skills across disciplines on live projects.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Modules

Major Project (60 Credits) - Core
Game Art 1: Concepts and Contexts (30 Credits) - Core
Development Synergies (30 Credits) - Core
Game Art 2: Crafting and Refining (30 Credits) - Core
Group Game Development Project (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

17,460

Entry requirements

We welcome applicants with varied qualifications, but typically you'll need an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. Our typical applicants hold an undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above, or equivalent experience. We'll also welcome your application if you have formal or 'certified' learning (such as training courses not run by universities or colleges) and learning from work experience or self-study. This is called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), and should have been gained within the last five years, and be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications.