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

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Starting in2024
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Why study a digital and game art top-up degree at Solent University

Draw upon your previous studies and explore your interests to develop your own specialism within the wide subject area of digital art, including game art, in this career-driven top-up degree.

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  • Top up your existing qualifications to a full honours degree, building upon classical art training, creative problem solving, and ideas generation.
  • Tuition is structured to offer flexible learning experiences. This enables you to work alongside Solent's computer games and digital arts programme group.
  • You'll have access to dedicated studio spaces with a high-send suite of industry tools and software throughout your studies

Course overview

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.

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.

This course is part of the South Coast Institute of Technology (IoT), a partnership of colleges, universities and industry-leading employers to create new career opportunities in the technology sector. IoT courses like this one are precisely tailored to the needs of employers in the maritime, engineering and digital industries – industries which are hungry for talented new engineers, technologists, technicians and creatives like you.

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Email: admissions@solent.ac.ukCall: 023 8201 5066

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Email: admissions.international@solent.ac.ukCall: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

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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.

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Hear from Solent alumni about where their careers have taken them and how studying at Solent prepared them for their future.

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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.

Facilities

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.

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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