During the Computer Games Art (Hons) degree at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, you’ll discover how you can use your visual research, creative experimentation and technical development to forge a career as a computer games artist. You’ll learn how to plan your designs by creating concept art before bringing them to life using interactive software such as Unity 3D.
By studying Computer Games Art at ARU, you’ll get the chance to improve your prospects with live briefs and guest speakers from tech giants like Sony, Jagex and Frontier.
Our flexible modules allow you to explore different aspects of digital art, helping you specialise and future-proof your career. And with TIGA accreditation, this course gives you a badge of excellence to show future employers too.
We're also partners with the Global Science & Technology Forum, giving you access to cutting-edge research materials.
81% of the UK computer games industry is educated to at least undergraduate level, rising to 88% for core games production roles in art or programming.
The skills and knowledge you acquire on our Computer Games Art degree course will not only help you to land a career in the gaming industry but also equip you with in-demand skills across other sectors, including film and television production, marketing, and web design.
Through work-based projects, internships and placements, students are can get hands-on practical opportunities. In recent times, ARM, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Frontier and Just Flight have all offered internships and work opportunities to ARU students.
During your studies, you’ll get the chance to take part in our annual festival, Brains Eden. Co-organised by local gaming network Games Eden, this four-day event includes a 48-hour games jam in which teams of students and major studio reps compete to create a game – the perfect way to raise your profile in the industry.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and continue your Computer Games Art studies with our MA Computer Games Development (Art). Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
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- Advanced Computer Games Art
- Character Rigging and Animation
- Computer Games Development
- Digital Practice in Computer Games Art
- Concept Development and Digital Sculpting
- Creative Research in Computer Games
- Computer Games Art
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Video Games & Multimedia View 564 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent level 3 qualifications), including Art, Design or Media subjects.
- 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.
- You will be asked to provide a digital portfolio for review and will be given the option to book a meeting to discuss this with us.
- We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
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International14500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.