Creative Arts and Digital Media

3D Game Art & VFX

BA (Hons)
Leaflet Code: CR29814FT


The course covers the core skills and processes required to be considered a practitioner of Game Art & Design and/or Visual Effects, with a primary focus on the ‘3D’ skills required across the fields.

The course pyramids learning, with you completing with both strong fundamentals and a specialism that has been influenced and affected by ongoing industry engagement.

  • City Campus Manchester
  • Full Time
  • 3 years
  • September 2024

Awarding Partner:

Sheffield Hallam University

You will be taught by a team of experienced lecturers with a wealth of creative and technical knowledge and experience across the 3D Game Art world. Staff keep their fingers on the pulse of sector activity through industry engagement and client-projects and attending specialist conventions.

• 64 UCAS points in a related subject area.

• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

• If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

• Full level 3 qualification

Potential applicants are asked to submit a portfolio to demonstrate relevant skills appropriate for the course.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Introduction to Rendering (20 credits)

Year 1: 3D Modelling (20 credits)

Year 1: 3D Texturing (20 credits)

Year 1: Animation Principles (20 credits)

Year 1: Digital Sculpting (20 credits)

Year 1: Individual Investigation (20 credits)

Course work is assessed at regular staging points throughout the duration of the course.
The primary method of assessment will be through practical projects as you create a portfolio of work that demonstrates technical and creative know-how. This will be supported where appropriate by production logs and presentations.

All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course. Other resources may include a laptop and other specialist equipment according to course requirements that will be discussed during the interview stage. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.