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Computer Games Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Computer Games Arts programme at the University for the Creative Arts will train you to become a proficient in programs such as Autodesk Maya and the Adobe Creative Suite, helping you develop a well-rounded skillset highly sought after by employers in the animation industry and associated creative sectors. 

We’re proud to have achieved 100% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey – the course represents a highly successful ‘community of practice’, working together as a close-knit group of like-minded creatives. 

Driven by the world’s seemingly limitless demands for creative and original CG content, you can bring your imagination to life with our Creative Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts degree. The course offers you an outstanding launchpad for an exciting career in this rapidly evolving industry. 

Drawing is fundamental to this course, with weekly life-drawing classes and drawing-based pre-production a pre-requisite of all projects in every year. 

In addition to weekly taught classes, student software training is supported by a course website containing over 200 bespoke online video tutorials. This online resource is available 24/7 and is updated on a constant basis to reflect industry practices and changes in professional software packages. 

Outcomes

Computer Animation Arts students have open access to 50 industry-standard computers (both PC & Mac platforms) containing professional software, including Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Animate, Audition, and Illustrator). 

Graduates of Computer Animation Arts leave UCA equipped with an array of transferable skills, helping them to secure careers with big industry names such as Industrial Light and Magic, Double Negative, Framestore, Glassworks, and Blue Zoo.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 3D Art Production
  • Gameplay and Interactivity
  • Moving Image Culture: Understanding and Interpretation
  • Visual Design
  • Games Art
  • Games Production
  • Gaming in Contemporary Culture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

Along with your portfolo, the standard entry requirements* for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject
  • 27-30 total points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least 15 IB points at Higher level, see more information about IB entry requirements.
  • And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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