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Computer Games Modelling and Animation BA (Hons)


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University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB

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Fees: This is a resource intensive course, so it costs £8,600. Start date: You can start this course in September.

Teaching and learning You will learn to work with Maya, ZBrush and Photoshop as well as Unreal Development Kit as your core set of tools. The course is taught in a studio style environment predominantly by ex-industry professionals, and you will benefit from regular guest speakers from the gaming industry. You can also spend your third year in an optional industry placement, which really sets you apart when you graduate.


Stage one


Stage TWO

Games Studies

Computer Games Modelling

Game Texture Development

Introduction to 3D Animation


Duration and mode of study: Full time: three years or four years (Placement year is optional).

About the course This degree concentrates on the production of art related assets for computer games and you will learn traditional core skills alongside industry standard practice in modelling, texturing and animation. You will create game content and have the opportunity to develop your understanding of games as a visual medium and the technical theory of game art production.

Concept Development for Digital Application

3D Digital Sculpture

Real time Environment Development

3D Rigging Systems


Entry requirements: You will usually need 280 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see for a full list). Art and design portfolio also a requirement

Introduction to 3D Modelling

Specialist 3D Project

Applied Game Art Production

3D Animation for Games

Game Development

Professional Portfolio Development 1

Advanced 3D Graphics

Professional Portfolio Development 2


UCAS code: GG70

The computer games industry is one of the largest and fastest growing entertainment media in the world and needs specialists with the right mix of skills. It’s an academically challenging yet fun programme of study that focuses you on developing your core artistic and technical skills ready for an industrial environment.

Study modules


Where you will study: Derby Campus, Kedleston Road

Why choose this course?



Independent Studies

What you will cover We have consulted heavily with the Games Industry to ensure the content is both up to date and relevant. Our teaching team largely consists of industry professionals who will guide you through the course so that you can apply for a range of specialist art roles. You will learn traditional core art skills alongside industry standard practice and distil this knowledge into real-time worlds. Additional information The University of Derby is an official academic partner of Epic and the Unreal Development Kit (UDK). You will learn to develop your skills with world-class toolsets such as the Unreal Engine. Students can become members of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance allowing them to use Microsoft products at home.

Your career At the end of this programme you will be able to create and animate 3D art in a real time environment using the very latest techniques. There’s a wide variety of opportunities for skilled games professionals, from small start-up independent developers to triple ‘A’ titles both in the UK and abroad.

Anyone with passion for games and desire to work in industry should take this course. It offers everything you need to land your dream job. Noel Mahoney, Blitz Games

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