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Anglia Ruskin University

Computer Games Art

UCAS Code: W281
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Games
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
91% MED
Average graduate salary
£20.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

From a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Develop art skills relevant to the fast-moving computer games industry on modules designed with the help of key professionals. Learn how you can make an impact in games creation using visual research, creative experimentation and technical development, by working with programmers, audio technicians and musicians. This course will equip you with 3D computer games skills in modelling, texturing and animation enabling you to create characters, environments and special effects. You’ll learn how to bring your creations to life with animation and interactive games software such as Unity 3D. You’ll be given access to the latest technologies, and supported by a dedicated Computer Graphics Technical Officer. Thanks to our close links with other Cambridge School of Art courses, you’ll also get the chance to work with illustrators, animators, graphic designers and film students. Our flexible modules will allow you to specialise in your chosen areas, and get a head-start on your career path in the digital arts. TIGA logo With help from industry-based lecturers as well as our core teaching staff, you will learn about current practices for artists working in computer games. We have links with many local games companies including Ninja Theory, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Jagex and Frontier. We're also partners with the Global Science & Technology Forum, allowing our students access to cutting-edge research materials.


Year one, core modules Introduction to Computer Games Arts Concept Art and Drawing for Computer Games Computer Games Art Digital Compositing Year one, optional modules Digital Sculpting Computer and Video Games Studies English for Study 1 & 2 Year two, core modules Advanced Computer Games Art Character Rigging and Animation Computer Games Development Digital Practice Debates and Practices Year two, optional modules Contemporary Film and Video Writing for Images Design for the Screen Business for the Creative Arts Anglia Language Programme Year three, core modules Major Project Specialised Practice in Computer Games Year three, optional modules Research Project

Anglia Ruskin University

Lord Ashcroft Building

Anglia Ruskin University is a progressive university, breaking into the top 350 educational institutions in the World in 2017*. ARU's fantastic academics will link theory with practice in a friendly and supportive environment; just one of the reasons that ARU's students have recorded some of the highest satisfaction rates across the University. With a campus in the very heart of the City of London offering you unprecedented access to a host of potential employers and careers, ARU London is the perfect place for you to build the skills and gain the knowledge which will propel you to a successful career. 

* The Times World University Rankings 2017

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
261 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
Not Available
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 91% MED
Average graduate salary £20.5k MED
Graduates who are information technology technicians


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is a relatively new subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. Gaming is a growing industry, and if it continues to grow we should see the rather high unemployment rate coming down over the next few years. Much the most common jobs for graduates who do get work after six months are in programming roles - but as things stand, be aware that jobs in the field are very competitive and personal contacts - either through family, friends or via specialist employment agencies - are a crucial way into the industry so be prepared to talk as well as code!
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