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Game Development: Art

The Academy of Contemporary Music

UCAS Course code GDAR

Overview

Explore your love for games and become part of a thriving global industry. If your ambition is to make games, then this course, run in conjunction with creative industry leaders Falmouth University and taught from our ACM London Campus, builds the skills you need to fulfil that dream and carve out a career in gaming.

Whether you want to be a programmer, a designer, an artist, or sound designer, you can put your knowledge into practice with fellow students. You’ll make completed, publishable games, using an interdisciplinary approach that distinguishes ACM and Falmouth’s Game Development course from the rest. You’ll gain exactly the type of experience needed for employment in the games industry or to start up your own independent game development studio.

As a Game Development student, you’ll learn about the commerce, theory and design of digital games. This knowledge is complemented by the development of skills that are gained in your specialist area (art, audio, design or programming). Most significantly you’ll work in groups to make complete games at every level of the course.

As you progress and in true ACM style, project teamwork will be at the heart of your learning experience, as recommended by the creative industry. You'll also be paired with an expert Mentor, who'll offer a unique insight into the industry and help you build contacts.

Ideally suited to those who have a passion for both art and games, successful applicants to this route will have Art or Game Art qualifications. Visual design lies at the heart of most games from concept to completion. This route will teach you the core abilities required to become a skilled game artist, from concept art to character and environment modelling, both 2D and 3D, using industry-standard packages, processes and pipelines. You'll graduate with a professional portfolio, developed in concert with a multi-discipline team of other developers so you can show your work in context.

Award: BA
Professional Qualification
3 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

Application through UCAS.

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