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Games Animation, Modelling and Effects BSc (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

Games Animation, Modelling and Effects BSc (Full-time)

Why study this course?

The Games Animation, Modelling and Effects (GAME) BSc course is an innovative undergraduate degree that will provide you with the creative skills needed by the games industry.

As an artist you will develop your computer graphics skills, both artistically and technically. You'll learn about subjects including modelling, rigging, animation, texturing, lights/cameras, visual effects (VFX) and rendering.

A number of core modules are provided as part of the degree, to enable game artists and game Program rs to work together so they can achieve common goals: such an approach is fundamental to the workflow within the games industry. In addition, both groups will also work with each other using their specialist art/programming skills to design and produce joint collaborative games.

Successful completion of the course will prepare artists for a range of positions from concept, technical, texture and VFX artist to character/model builder, animator and graphic designer.

Designed with computer games professionals, as well as games industry body TIGA - this innovative degree will enable artists to develop their computer graphics skills, both artistically and technically - including modelling, rigging, animation, rendering, texturing, lights/cameras and visual effects (VFX).

With this undergraduate degree, you'll gain an excellent education in the area of games design and development. Each module has been designed with your computer games career in mind.

As well as exploring specialist artistic skills (concept artwork, 2D/3D assets, character models, animation, textures, VFX and rendering) you'll also develop problem solving, communication skills, and an awareness of the ethical responsibilities that a technical artist must consider.

There will also be opportunities for artists to collaborate with Program rs on joint projects, as well as internships with external clients, giving you the chance to build up your portfolio and gain hands-on experience.

Guest lecturers will be available to supplement course delivery by providing specialists knowledge and expertise. There are also many placement opportunities and we have a strong list of professionals from games companies who visit us to share their tips, techniques and knowledge.

This undergraduate degree:

  • Is relevant to the needs of the computer games industry, with the focus on exposing you to the latest developments in creative technologies for computer games (animation, modelling, graphic design, and effects)
  • Develops your analytical and practical skills, associated with the design and implementation of graphics for computer games from an artistic perspective
  • Enhances your creative and technical skills, to fully prepare you for design/creative careers within the computer games industry.

Visit our website for creative technology, Think Make Play to see some fantastic work from our students.

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Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, students should have:

  • A minimum of grades CCD in three A levels, one of which must be from a relevant subject (or a minimum of 88 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma of 60 credits)
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • 3D Modelling
  • Digital Design and Image Making
  • Game Design and Development
  • Introduction to Drawing and Animation
  • Advanced 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Augmented Toy Development
  • Modelling and Texturing
  • Moving Image and VFX
  • Advanced CGI Techniques
  • Creative Technology Project
  • Games Asset Development
  • Visual Effects for Computer Graphics and Games
  • Research Related Learning
  • Work Related Learning for Games and Animation

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

How much you pay in tuition fees depends on which country you come from and whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Please visit the course page on university website for fee information particular to that course.

Career opportunities

This degree Program prepares you for a range of job roles, including concept artist, technical artist, graphics designer to technical asset artist, character/model builder, texture artist, character animator, environment artist, VFX artist etc.

Examples of what former students have gone on to do in game design, art, animation and testing industries can be seen on our blog.

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London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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