University of Derby
Computer Games Modelling and Animation with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
University of Derby

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 20 graduates of Computer Games Modelling and Animation with Foundation Year BA (Hons) and other courses in Computer Games and Animation at University of Derby for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Games and Animation.

Overall student satisfaction
86 /100
20 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Computer Games and Animation

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computer Games and Animation at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22000 £18000 £23500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £27000 £13000 - £22500 £16000 - £30000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Games and Animation

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23390 £20411 £24692
25-75 percentile range £19866 - £26906 £14825 - £25703 £18756 - £32023

Course Description

Learn to produce art-related assets for computer games. You’ll develop core skills and industry-standard practice in modelling, texturing and animation. You can also choose to take a year in industry.

  • KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE
  • RANKINGS: Our Animation and Game Design subject area is ranked Top 15 in the UK for satisfaction with teaching, plus it's in the Top 20 for student satisfaction with feedback (The Guardian University Guide 2024).
  • SKILL SET: You’ll learn to work with a core set of tools: Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush and Unreal® Engine 4
  • CREATIVITY: You will create game content in teams and also work with students from the Computer Games Programming degree – working collaboratively like this is what happens in the industry, so it’s great preparation for when you graduate.
  • OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES: We encourage you to enter competitions and showcase your work at our annual Games Expo, which attracts leading UK gaming companies. To give yourself the edge, choose to take the year in industry too
  • HOW YOU WILL LEARN

There’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. You’ll also hear regular talks from industry experts and have the opportunity to do work for genuine clients.

  • YOUR CAREER

The computer games industry is one of the largest and fastest growing entertainment industries in the world so your employment prospects should be good. You will graduate from Computer Games Modelling and Animation with the skills to create and animate 3D art in a real-time environment using the latest techniques. This means you’ll be suitable for a range of specialised 3D art roles, not only in computer games but in the film and visualisation industries too.

  • STUDY OPTIONS

This course is also available without a Foundation Year option.

This course is also available with a Placement Year option.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computer Games Modelling and Animation with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at University of Derby

30% Welfare and housing associate professionals
15% Welfare and housing associate professionals
15% Administrative occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Protective service occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Customer service occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Computer Games and Animation

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computer Games Modelling and Animation with Foundation Year, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Computer Games Modelling and Animation with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

EU £14900 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £14900 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University of Derby in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Derby

The University of Derby is a publicly owned university located in the city of Derby, England. The university’s main campus is in Allestree, a suburbian zone in Derby itself, and is situated directly opposite the popular Markeaton Park where many students enjoy going for a walk in their free time.

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