M.A. Computer Games Art (Environment)

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  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR13100 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
Teesside University | Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
This programme provides you with an opportunity to develop further your 3D computer graphics skills in order to become a creative manager or lead artist within the area of environment production for computer games.

Description of Computer Games Art (Environment)

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This programme provides you with an opportunity to develop further your 3D computer graphics skills in order to become a creative manager or lead artist within the area of environment production for computer games.

What you study

The programme provides you with the opportunity to develop the specialist skills necessary to design and construct high-quality digital assets in the field of game environments.
One of the main selling points within any game is the ability to transport the player to incredible places they would otherwise never reach. The environment artist or worldbuilder is tasked with the construction of vast external spaces and detailed interiors which can be brought to life with the latest advances in game technology.
To be a successful environment artist you need to cultivate your observational skills and determine how much detail is needed to create an immersive world without compromising game play.
During the course you look at a wide range of topics including architectural styles, ambient animation within an environment, scene optimisation, terrain construction and block geometry.
The programme encourages you to develop creative solutions to the problems involved in the management of digital assets for use within computer games. This is an opportunity for you to advance your knowledge and understanding of the computer graphics used within the field of computer games and related industries.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February , September
Tuition fee
  • EUR 13100 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 5090 Year (EEA)

Home/EU £4,250 Overseas £10,950

Start date October  2015, February  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Block 1

  • Contextual Studies in Games Art (Environment)
  • Project PreProduction

Block 2

  • Asset Creation for Computer Games
  • Game Studio Practice

and

  • Project and Dissertation

Modules offered may vary.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

Requirements for Computer Games Art (Environment)

Applicants are normally expected to have one of the following:

  • an honours degree, first or second class, which included substantial modelling practice in 3dsmax, Maya or Softimage XSI, preferably in the subject area of environment; or
  • equivalent qualifications, for example applicants with appropriate professional experience.

Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of their creative work as part of the admissions process. In addition, international students will require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Work Experience for Computer Games Art (Environment)

No work experience is required.

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Teesside University, United Kingdom

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