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Computer Games (Art)

3 years
2022
UCAS Code:
G450
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
104-120
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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Looking to launch a career at the point where art meets gaming? This professionally accredited computer games art degree focuses on digital art production, giving you a broad understanding of the technology that holds computer games together and helping you to become well versed in art direction, character creation and environment design.

Alongside the development of creative design and art direction skills, this computer games art degree covers computer graphics, the business of games, employability and project management. This broad comprehension will help put students in the best possible position to find employment after graduation.

Students benefit from free access to our dedicated high-spec computer games lab, where they can make use of industry-standard software from Adobe, Autodesk and Epic (Unreal Engine).

Using these facilities, students build up a varied portfolio of creative work. From character models and level design to environment rendering and textures, this portfolio helps students to demonstrate their competencies to potential employers.

At Solent, our excellent industry links play a key part in student development, and past students have had the opportunity to work on live briefs for real clients. In addition, our academic team is formed of expert professionals who have wide-ranging experience in computer game technology and the gaming industry.

Additionally, Solent is a founder member of SIGN. This not-for-profit network was established to represent and support independent video games developers and facilitate growth in the south’s independent video games development sector.

Why choose this course?

Providing all the specialised software you’ll need, including Unreal, Unity, Visual Studio, 3D studio max, ZBrush and Substance to name just a few.

Enabling you to develop projects with students on other gaming courses at Solent.

From a range of industry professionals and experts.

Student work

Image shows winning Search for a star design by student Tristan McGuire

Solent student wins prestigious gaming award

Who is this course for?

This unique computer games art degree is ideally suited to students who want to put their traditional fine art skills to use creating exciting and interactive digital outcomes. Students gain a broad understanding of the technology that holds games together and are given ample opportunities to build a professional portfolio.

What does this course leads to?

Graduates have gone on to roles such as freelance concept artist or 3D artist, working for a range of companies including MicroNav, Real Visual, Ninja Theory and FuturLab.

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

During your studies you’ll have access to our dedicated computer games lab with industry-standard hardware and the latest software, including Adobe, Autodesk and Epic’s world-class Unreal Engine toolset.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.


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