University of the Arts London
Key Course Facts
BA (Hons) Games Art is a practice-led course that will support you to develop a creative skillset relevant to the evolving computer games industry.
With access to extensive specialist facilities including computer labs, green screen studios and motion capture, you'll use current technologies and specialist software to create both 2D and 3D computer game characters, environments and artefacts.
You'll be able to collaborate with BA (Hons) Games Design and BA (Hons) Animation students to create interactive games and entertainment, as well as opportunities to engage with industry through live projects, placements and guest speakers.
What can you expect?
You'll develop a broad range of skills in research, ideas generation, design, modelling, and game engines to underpin your creation of original characters, levels, pathways and environments.
You'll learn drawing and design techniques to inform all aspects of your subject knowledge and technical expertise. Digital skills are also taught intensively from Year 1.
Industry-led and mentored 'live' projects and competitions are delivered in collaboration with external partners, enabling you to practice your skills in professional contexts while building your portfolio.
You'll develop communication, team-work and project management abilities through collaborations across BA (Hons) Games Arts, BA (Hons) Games Design, BA (Hons) Virtual Reality and BA (Hons) Animation.
You'll develop a contextual vocabulary and historical knowledge for analysing games as art.
You'll build critical skills to articulate meaningful ideas in your practice that promote equality, diversity, and inclusivity, as well as themes around sustainability and sustainable practices.
About London College of Communication
The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices. Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management - and more. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Games Art, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
96 tariff points from full Level 3 qualifications.
CCC at A-level.
96 points from the full Access to HE Diploma, normally in a subject related to Art and Design.
MMM in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma, normally in a subject related to Art and Design.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Games Art, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Games Art BA (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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)
Positions of University of the Arts London in top UK and global rankings.
About University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London is the collective name of a group consisting of six colleges specialised in the Arts. These institutions include Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Wimbledon College of Arts, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, and Camberwell College of Arts.
Student composition of University of the Arts London
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Computer Games Modelling and Animation BA (Hons)||University of Derby||73%||0%||20%||£9250||£14045||120||Derby||On campus Full-time|
|Game Art BA (Hons)||De Montfort University||38%||5%||5%||£9250||£14750||135||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Animation and Games Art BA (Hons)||University of Sunderland||76%||0%||10%||£9250||£13000||133||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Games Animation, Modelling and Effects BSc (Hons)||London Metropolitan University||84%||5%||40%||£9250||£15576||63||London||On campus Full-time|
|Video Games Art and Design BA (Hons)||Royal Holloway, University of London||69%||3%||0%||£9250||£18100||137||Egham||On campus Full-time|
|Game Art BA (Hons)||University of Worcester||81%||5%||5%||£9250||£13100||111||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Animation and Game Art BA (Hons)||University of Worcester||81%||5%||13%||£9250||£13100||116||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Games Art & Design (including Year 0) BA (Hons)||Norwich University of the Arts||52%||5%||11%||£9250||£15900||127||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Games Art & Design BA (Hons)||Norwich University of the Arts||52%||5%||11%||£9250||£15900||127||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Games Modelling and Animation with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||University of Derby||73%||0%||20%||£9250||£14045||120||Derby||On campus Full-time|