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BA Games Art and Design overview

The course boasts among recent graduates three BAFTA-winning games designers, the V&A’s first ‘Games Designer in Residence’, three teams of ‘Dare to be Digital’ finalists and employees at Apple, Sony and EA.

Tutors will help you to master fundamental art and design techniques and digital applications using industry-standard game engines and to create assets using 2D and 3D game development software. You will develop a critical appreciation of mainstream and indie games, the ‘casual’ sector and cutting edge advancements.

We support you to develop art, design and technology skills in preparation for employment in a fast changing and growing sector.

The course has been awarded Creative Skillset accreditation, was recognised with a nomination for ‘Best Education Institution’ in the TIGA Games Industry Awards and has an academic team with strong industry experience. Sony Computer Entertainment provide internships to selected students in the final year.

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