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This course is designed for those with artistic talents wishing to gain entry to the growing games industry. It provides you with high level practical and conceptual art and animation skills. You harness your existing talents while learning the skills needed by the games industry such as ? traditional drawing ? character design and animation ? special effects ? games design We have many established links with the games industry, creating opportunities for enhancing your career prospects. These links enable you to meet and work with industry professionals. Our links with companies and organisations include ? Sony Computer Entertainment Europe ? Sumo ? Game Republic. We regularly invite guest speakers to provide insights into the latest development techniques and to teach specialist aspects of the course. The main areas of study include ? developing game elements, such as graphical components, characters and animations, using industry-standard tools such as 3D Studio Max and Maya ? developing game concepts and ideas, and then illustrating these using methods including storyboards, video clips, hand-drawn sketches and models ? generating game prototypes and analysing human-computer interaction techniques for game software ? the structure and operation of the games industry including the stages of game production and intellectual property ? project management techniques During your studies, you complete various realistic projects. This enables you to practise the skills you learn and develop a portfolio of work to show prospective employers. You complete projects in collaboration with our industry partners. This allows you to work with mentors from companies and develop solutions to real challenges. Previous students have been able to launch their careers at companies such as ? Electronic Arts ? Criterion ? Blitz Games ? Rare ? Traveller's Tales. We encourage you to work with students from MSc Games and Software Development, which is a technical course covering programming and software development for the games industry. You gain much experience and insight by working with programmers.

This course is designed for those with artistic talents wishing to gain entry to the growing games industry. It provides you with high level practical and conceptual art and animation skills. You harness your existing talents while learning the skills needed by the games industry such as ? traditional drawing ? character design and animation ? special effects ? games design We have many...

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