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Sheffield Hallam University

Game Art

UCAS Code: W280

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in an art or media-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Normally GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or grade 4 or above.

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Computer games

Computer games design

•Develop technical production skills through the creation of 2D and 3D artwork.
•Collaborate in creative projects alongside programmers.
•Work with cutting edge tools to produce various game art styles, and work to art limitations for use on different gaming platforms.
•Work in partnership with Sony within our commercial games studio, Steel Minions.
•Study at the only university in the UK to produce a game on a Sony platform.

This course will equip you with the practical skills required to work in the games industry ranging from concept to post-production, and you will graduate with a portfolio of projects.

Throughout this course you will build a professional quality portfolio that is aimed at meeting the requirements of potential employers. The teaching and learning on this course is designed to help you do this.

You learn through
•specialist technical workshops
•group projects
•one-to-one support
•live projects
•industry visits, field trips and festivals
•self-directed and independent study

Modules

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Module: 3D Modelling Credits: 20.00
Module: Game Design Theory Credits: 20.00
Module: Game World Mechanics Credits: 20.00
Module: Level 4 Game Project Credits: 20.00
Module: Visual Concepts For Games 1 Credits: 20.00
Module: Visual Concepts For Games 2 Credits: 20.00
Module: 2D Game Art Credits: 20.00
Module: 3D Animation Project Credits: 20.00
Module: 3D Character Modelling Credits: 20.00
Module: Professional Development Project Credits: 20.00
Module: Real-Time Environment Creation Credits: 20.00
Module: App Design And Development Credits: 20.00
Module: Creative Sound Practice Credits: 20.00
Module: Documentary Production (Photography, Sound And Moving Image) Credits: 20.00
Module: Introduction To Concept Art Credits: 20.00
Module: Rapid Game Prototyping And Scripting Credits: 20.00
Module: Storyboarding For Film And Animation Credits: 20.00
Module: Virtual Reality Design Credits: 20.00
Module: 3D Game Art Credits: 20.00
Module: Distribution Methods And Practices Credits: 20.00
Module: Final Game Project Credits: 40.00
Module: Game Development Credits: 20.00
Module: 3D Games Prototyping Credits: 20.00
Module: Life Drawing Credits: 20.00
Module: Pre-Production For Animation Credits: 20.00
Module: Sound Design And Sonic Arts Practice Credits: 20.00
Module: Visual Effects Project Credits: 20.00

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Practical

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Science Technology and Art

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Computer games
83%
med
Computer games design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer games and animation

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
99%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer games and animation

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
low
Average annual salary
82%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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!

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer games

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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