Interactive entertainment and video games development are key sectors for contemporary culture, economic growth and employment locally in the Midlands, nationally and globally.
This accelerated two-year course gives you a guaranteed video game development placement in our in-house studio, which will take place over the summer term of the course. The workplace simulation approach of our department (NTI Birmingham) has been championed by the influential 2009 Livingstone Next Gen Report, which cited us as a national best practice example for developing new talent for the games industry. The Video Game Digital Art (Hons) programme is offered at Birmingham City University.
What's covered in the course?
The course covers both core and technical art skills. It starts with helping you develop your core art skills, so expect to be doing a lot of drawing and studying topics including colour theory, composition, value and tone. Once we’ve covered the fundamentals we’ll move onto supporting you develop your technical and digital art skills. You will focus on 2D and 3D graphics covering, texturing, user interface design, environment art, character art, animation and art pipelines for interactive products.
Enhancing your employability
NTI courses are built upon workplace simulation and industry-standard work, ensuring you behave less like a student and more as a professional, gaining the workplace experience and attributes you need.
As well as gaining course-specific skills, you could also gain broader tools through our Graduate+ programme, which will help enhance your employment options by helping with careers development, employability activities, volunteering and part-time work experience.
- Art Theory and Practice
- 2D Art Production
- Modelling Theory and Practice
- 3D Art Production
- Interactive Entertainment, Development and Implementation
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesGraphic Design Video Games & Multimedia View 307 other Bachelors in Graphic Design in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
In addition to qualifications, applicants will also need a good digital or physical portfolio.
At the point of application, you must have GCSE at Grade 4 (C) or above in English Language and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications and/or experience will be accepted.
National11100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11100 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.