University of Bolton Games Art

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University of Bolton Games Art

Our BA (Hons) Games Art is for those students who wish to turn their artistic talents into a career in the games industry. We have teamed up our industry and academic experts to bring you a course which will provide you with all the necessary skills required for a career as an artist in games production. We use only the latest industry standard software and have access to a vast amount of hardware such as dual monitor setups and graphics tablets to give you the perfect learning environment.

The focus of the course modules are:

  • modelling – environments/characters/vehicles
  • texturing
  • lighting
  • rendering
  • level creation
  • traditional art
  • concept art

Throughout your course you will develop key skills essential for success in the games industry. You will create 3D models including characters, environments and vehicles – all types of assets required for triple ‘A’ titles – through to 2D mobile games. During your studies you will generate a portfolio of work, culminating in your final year project where you will demonstrate your skills in your chosen area of games art. Your presentation and communication skills are developed throughout the course to prepare you for life in a games production team.

The Games Art degree is structured to help you learn the fundamentals required for each specific industry art role along with a grounding in traditional art theory, so you can then develop your ability to an professional level in the area you want to specialise; for instance, if you wanted to specialise in character design we would expect you to design your final project to be aimed at this skill. You will create a portfolio of work over the three year program which will show you are not only artistically talented but you can also deal with all aspects of games art production.