Reasons to study Game Art at De Montfort University:
- Join one of the top 10 most popular universities in the UK for home and EU students, as rated by UCAS
Find out why our students say #IchoseDMU
- Accredited by Creative Skillset
the first industry accredited Game Art course in England, reflecting the high quality and relevance of industry skills you will learn
- Our graduates make the games that you play
including Grand Theft Auto V, Tom Clancy's The Division, Aliens vs Predator, Crysis 3, Homefront: The Revolution, Dead Rising 2 and Far Cry 3
- Incredible student success
Teams from DMU have won the prestigious Crytek/British Library ‘Off the Map’ competition for three of the last four years, coming first in 2016 and securing first, second and third place in 2015
- Excellent staff support
96% of students said the staff made the subject interesting and their communication skills improved on the course, whilst 97% said they found it easy to contact staff when needed*
- Regular guest lectures
learn directly from professional artists, producers, art directors and studio heads
- Industry-standard facilities
including a dedicated games studio with a range of high-spec PCs for producing 3D game content, a drawing studio and a suite of Cintiq graphics tablets
- Dedicated work placements
enhance your practical and professional skills, with recent placements undertaken at at Ubisoft in France, Exient in the UK and BMW Design Works in Los Angeles. We also offer an exchange programme with the University of Advancing Technology in Phoenix, Arizona
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
we offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.
* National Student Survey
Explore our students' work, jump into the third dimension
There are three distinct themes fully integrated across three years of study:
Game Production covers the practical development of in-game content by exploring character, environment and vehicle design, including industry standard 3D modelling, mapping, materials, rigging and dynamic effects.
Visual Design builds on your 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.
Critical Game Studies explores games, popular culture, film, art, technology and the games industry with a unique blend of guest lectures, seminars and social networking.
There are regular guest lectures from professionals including artists, producers, art directors, studio heads and others. You will graduate with a portfolio demonstrating your capabilities and talents.
Faculty Degree Show 2016
Work from students studying Animation, Game Art Design, Graphic Design and Illustration, Graphic Design and Media Production.
Please note: To better reflect the content of this programme and the types of careers our graduates go into, from 2017 entry the title of the course will be changed to Game Art BA (Hons).
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Game Art is a course where you can express your creativity, use your imagination to develop worlds or sculpt complex characters and advance your visual design skills. Get a feel for where you fit in, take a look at some of our students' work and get some advice on how to put your portfolio together for interview.
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