University of Greenwich
Games Design and Development (Modelling and Animation) BSc
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The University of Greenwich has a long-standing relationship with the British Computer Society (BCS), which accredits our computing degree programmes. As this programme was extensively updated in 2019, it has a current designation of Initial Full Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) accreditation for the 2019 intake. The accreditation status is expected to be confirmed in autumn 2022 after the first cohort of students graduate. Students will be kept updated on the status of this, in the very unlikely event that this does not progress as expected the university will support students with individual BCS membership applications at the point of graduation.

This games design and development degree specialising in modelling and animation will set you up for exciting careers in the games design industry. If you have a passion for games design and development, our degree will provide you with the technical knowledge and understanding for exciting careers that specialise in modelling and animation.

You will acquire the fundamentals of games programming and learn techniques in 3D modelling and creating, rigging and controlling models in 3D game engines. This specialist pathway provides you with the skills to display creative and innovative approaches to product development.

What you should know about this course

  • You will gain theoretical and practical experience with all aspects of modelling, such as creating and rigging, and games programming, using the very latest technologies.

  • The degree provides the skills to produce and manage assets in a variety of digital media.

  • Specialist endorsement degrees will help you build a career within your chosen area, and gain valuable skills employers are looking for.

  • For eight consecutive years the University of Greenwich has been shortlisted by TIGA for Best Educational Institute.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the award of Euro-Inf Bachelor Quality Label on behalf of EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education e.V.) as satisfying the outcomes of First Cycle Programmes specified by the Euro-Inf Framework Standards and Accreditation Criteria for Informatics Degree Programmes.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the award of Euro-Inf Bachelor Quality Label on behalf of EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education e.V.) as satisfying the outcomes of First Cycle Programmes specified by the Euro-Inf Framework Standards and Accreditation Criteria for Informatics Degree Programmes.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 73 graduates of Games Design and Development (Modelling and Animation) BSc at University of Greenwich for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Animation.

Overall student satisfaction
60 /100
73 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Games Design and Development (Modelling and Animation) BSc at University of Greenwich

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Games Design and Development (Modelling and Animation) BSc 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 £25000 £23000 £27500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £30000 £17500 - £29000 £20000 - £38000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Animation

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26858 £23936 £28163
25-75 percentile range £22325 - £32129 £17704 - £31088 £20149 - £37896

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Games Design and Development (Modelling and Animation), BSc you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Games Design and Development (Modelling and Animation) BSc at University of Greenwich

40% Information Technology Professionals
9% Sales occupations
8% Managers, directors and senior officials
7% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
6% Elementary occupations
6% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
6% Business and public service associate professionals
4% Teaching Professionals
2% Protective service occupations
2% Artistic, literary and media occupations

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB), Access to HE courses, or equivalent level 3 qualifications. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in mathematics and English.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Games Design and Development (Modelling and Animation), BSc.

Costs

Tuition Fees Games Design and Development (Modelling and Animation) BSc

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £14500 year 1
International £14500 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2021/22 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2022/23 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance

Average student cost of living in London

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, 2024

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:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

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

Rankings of University of Greenwich in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #52 
    • #62 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #58 
    • #67 
    Film Production & Photography
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

See all university rankings of University of Greenwich

What students say about studying Animation in the UK?

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  • going into animation? what i wish i knew as well as THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT SAY TO AN ANIMATOR :(
  • Week in the Life of an ANIMATION Student

About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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Where is this programme taught

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