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Concept Art (Hons)

Teesside University

36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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At the Concept Art (Hons) programme from Teesside University, you focus on the pre-production process, creating the look and functionality of characters, creatures, environments and props. You also explore the illustrative and storytelling side of concept art including key moments, splash art and storyboarding.

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You explore these creative briefs through traditional art methods as well as utilising digital art tools including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush and Adobe After Effects.

We are Europe’s only Adobe Creative Campus, giving you access to the suite of Adobe Creative Cloud tools and resources to help you develop your digital skills. An optional work placement year is included, at no extra cost.

Top three reasons to study the Concept Art (Hons) programme at Teesside University :

  • Taught by professional artisits: learn from practising concept artists who have worked for studios including Paramount Pictures and Double Eleven, and have experience working on a variety of art projects for clients such as Sega, Legoland and Disney.
  • International acclaim: ranked 15th in the world in the Animation Career Review International Animation School Rankings 2021 (178 colleges considered) . .
  • Industry links: take part in Animex, our annual international animation and games festival featuring experts from Rockstar, Pixar, Disney and Sony.

Career opportunities

Professional concept artists require artistic and communication skills, and creativity. The course is structured to highlight, develop, and refine your unique creative style and guide you in building a workflow suitable for the industry you wish to pursue.

Our graduates have started careers as freelance artists or gone on to work or undertake placements for studios such as Atomhawk, Sumo Digital, Jagex and Frontier Developments.

Our ExpoSeries of events are an opportunity for you to interact with employers. Each event is open to the public and industry guests, allowing you to showcase your work and skills to peers and potential future placements or employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Asset Design and Modelling
  • Concept Art Pre-Production
  • Drawing for Games and Animation 
  • History of Illustration
  • Digital Image Techniques
  • Narrative Art


Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The main UCAS closing date is 29 January. You are encouraged to apply by then although late applications are accepted through UCAS until 30 June. 


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 96-112 points.
  • A portfolio is a mandatory requirement for year 1 entry if your level 3 qualifications do not include a creative subject such as art, design, animation or games design.
  • Your portfolio should demonstrate fundamental drawing skills, such as life drawing and observational drawing, alongside showing us your creativity through your own design ideas. 

As a minimum you would normally need a pass in at least two A levels, or equivalent level 3 qualifications. You may also need GCSE passes at grade 4 (or C) or above, or other level 2 qualifications. 

These may be required in specific subjects, depending on your university course but please visit the relevant course page for more details, including any additional course requirements such as an interview, portfolio or audition. Other level 2 qualifications may be accepted as alternatives. Some courses ask for additional entry requirements because of the requirements of the associated profession.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part-time: Fee for UK applicants £4,500 (120 credits)

Living costs for Middlesbrough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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