Located next to Guildford – hailed as the ‘Hollywood of Video Games’ by The Guardian – our BA (Hons) Games Arts course has access to some of the biggest and most exciting emergent names in the games industry.
At UCA you’ll develop a deep grounding in 2D and 3D development through to production, current tools and technologies, games design disciplines, critical thinking practice and the widening context of gameplay. You’ll also learn observational drawing and explore art styles, whilst concepting interactive and digital environments.
With access to high-end hardware and outstanding industry software such as Autodesk Maya, Quixel Suite, Zbrush, Unity, Unreal, Marvelous Designer and more, you’ll be able to bring to life incredible worlds, dynamic characters and engaging game prototypes from your imagination. You’ll also have the opportunity to use production cameras, workshops and digital editing studios.
You’ll join a vibrant community of practitioners that actively seeks creative challenges, embraces experimentation and encourages independent thinking.
Supported by our team of experienced lecturers, practitioners and researchers, you’ll study a balance of theory and practice, covering industry software, a range of art skills and design drawing techniques.
You’ll also learn industry methodologies such as Agile Development, working on solo and group projects, completing a major project demonstrating a working game environment, and creating an extensive and bespoke portfolio.
With two of the UK’s three main games hubs right on your doorstep, you’ll have the opportunity to gain real professional experience in the workplace internships, networking events, conferences, building contacts in the industry.
Whether your ambition is to become a games concept artist, designer, 3D asset modeller, environment artist, games developer, or other creative gaming professional, our BA (Hons) Games Art degree offers you the perfect springboard into the industry.
Using the skills gained with us, our graduates have progressed into employment in both AAA console titles and indie games development (PC, Console, iOS and Android), in the fastest growing and most exciting sectors in the digital creative industries.
UCA’s Games Arts degree has access to some of the biggest names in industry including Sony, EA, Super Massive Games, Ubisoft, Rebellion and many more.This course has changed it's title for 2019 entry, to find out more about the 2018 course please see the BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts course page.