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BA (Hons) Computer Games Modelling and Animation with Foundation Year

University of Derby
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Derby
English
September 2022
University of Derby

About this program

BA (Hons) Computer Games Modelling and Animation with Foundation Year

Computer games represents one of the world’s largest and fastest growing entertainment industries, where specialists with the right mix of technical skills and artistic flair are in high demand. This cutting-edge course gives you vital insights into latest industry practice and sets you up for a dynamic career.

  • Build the skills and knowledge you need to apply for an exciting range of specialised 3D art roles
  • Learn how to use Maya, Photoshop, Substance, Unreal Engine 4 and ZBrush as your core set of tools
  • Have access to facilities equipped for games development including our XR (cross-reality) lab kitted out with specialist equipment
  • Spend an optional year on industrial placement as part of your studies – a great experience that really sets you apart in the job market
  • Benefit from the expertise of our teaching team who have fantastic links with industry
  • Create a game as a team in your final year as part of the Game Development module

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Admission requirements

BA (Hons)

2022 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2022 entry.

  • UCAS points - 72
  • A Level - DDD
  • BTEC - MPP
  • GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

2023 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2023 entry.

  • UCAS points - 72
  • A Level - DDD
  • T Level - Pass
  • BTEC - MPP
  • GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)


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Program content

Foundation Year

  • Introduction to Design
  • Scholarship for Technologists
  • Technology Project
  • Image Basics
  • Basic Modelling Skills

Year 1

  • Introduction to 3D Modelling
  • Computer Games Modelling
  • Concept Development for Digital Application
  • Game Studies
  • Game Texture Development
  • Introduction to 3D Animation

Year 2

  • Real Time Environment Development
  • Applied Game Art Production
  • Specialist 3D Project
  • 3D Animation for Games
  • 3D Digital Sculpture
  • 3D Rigging Systems

Year 3

  • Advanced 3D Graphics
  • Professional Portfolio Development
  • Game Development
  • Independent Studies

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

You will study three modules per semester, each delivered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions where you will learn to work with Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush and Unreal® Engine 4. Your year on work placement will take place between stages two and three of your studies.

Tuition

Tuition Fees

Full time

  • UK - £9,250 per year
  • International - £14,045 per year

Qualification

UCAS points: 72 (September 2022 entry)

Career paths

The computer games industry needs specialists with a powerful combination of skills so this degree makes you highly employable.

Having completed the Program, you will be capable of creating and animating 3D art in a real-time environment using the very latest techniques. You will also be able to demonstrate your flair and originality to prospective employers.

In addition, you will discover that the skills you have developed can be transferred to a range of different industries such as film and visualisation.

Previous graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Epic Games, Bloc Digital, Jaguar Land Rover, Bulkhead Interactive, Sumo Digital, Ubisoft and Rockstar Games.

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Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby
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