Mr Chris Wright Ba (Hons), PGCertHE, FHEA.

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: Leicester Media School

Research group(s): Retail Lab associate research team

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8673




Personal profile

Module Leader for Visual Studies

The Visual Studies modules aim to develop fundamental industry skills such as good drawing and painting, an understanding of anatomy, an appreciation of form, composition and colour theory, using a range of traditional and digital tools and techniques.

Teaching is delivered primarily through practical workshops, seminars and lectures. Extensive use is made of web-based tools – including Facebook – to support an enthusiastic course community.

Assessments include regular presentations of artwork and practical projects for peer, tutor and industry critique. You will produce your own portfolio of professional standard work, guided by artists from the game industry and the teaching team

Studio sessions and location work are structured to include a range of learning and teaching activities, including tutor-led seminars, peer tutoring, group critique and personal critiques.

Areas of teaching

  • drawing techniques, pen, pencil, charcoal etc
  • perspective
  • composition
  • techniques for rendering form, colour and light
  • landscape and interiors
  • idea generation
  • character and costume
  • working to a written brief
  • originality and invention
  • colour and composition
  • using photography to develop personal reference library
  • scanning, cleaning and colouring pencil drawings
  • digital compositing and paint-over techniques
  • digital colour
  • storyboarding and mood boards
  • orthographic drawings for 3D modelling
  • visual language of film and photography
  • speed drawing
  • still life
  • life drawing
  • sketching/drawing/painting on location

These sessions provide learning activities that encourage creativity, experimentation, team building and collaborative learning.


  • FHEA. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2015
  • PGCertHE. De Montfort University 2010
  • BA Hons Fine Art. Nottingham Trent University 2000

Courses taught

  • Game Art BA (Hons)

Honours and awards

  • VC's Distinguished Teaching Award. Received 2015
  • VC's Distinguished Teaching Award. Received 2014
  • VC's Distinguished Teaching Award. Received 2011

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