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BA (Hons)Digital and Game Art (Top-up)

1 year top-up
Southampton City Centre
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With great connections to industry and expert guidance, this career-driven course gives you the opportunity to pursue your own specialism within the fields of digital art or games and produce a great portfolio.

This course gives you the opportunity to explore areas of interest from your previous studies, allowing you to develop your own specialism within the wide subject area of digital art, including game art.

The course philosophy is that by focusing on a specialist area, you can demonstrate the highest level of skill you can achieve in a particular field rather than graduating with an average ability across a wide range of roles.

The learning on the course is highly individual due to the wide variety of career directions you can choose. Our experienced and talented lecturers guide you individually on your own learning path, supervising your projects progress as would happen in industry.

Why choose this course?

Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those who want to take their favourite skills from areas such as digital art, games, creative media or animation to the next level, to produce their best portfolio.

What does this course lead to?

The flexible design of this top-up means there are many possible career routes after graduation including various roles in games, CGI, VFX, animation, illustration, concept art, architectural visualisation, simulation, immersive technologies, and technical art.

Meet the team

You'll be taught by a highly experienced teaching team with wide ranging industry experience.

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.


Students are taught in 3D labs or animation studios, where appropriate. These studios are fully equipped with professional digital arts software and equipment, including Autodesk suite (Maya, Mudbox, etc), Z Brush, Unreal Engine, Unity and many more. And as Solent is an Adobe Creative Campus, all students also have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes the full suite of Adobe professional software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Premier Pro, and more.

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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