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Start date: 18/09/2019 - SGS Filton
End date: 06/06/2020
Duration: 2 Years
Course length: 2 Years (Full Time) 4 Years (Part Time)
Qualifications: FdA Game Art
Code: GA80
Cost: 7500

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Course Detail

FdA Game Art*

Higher Education


Bring ideas to life on the FdA Game Art course, the next exciting addition to our offering and an expansion to the long standing provision for the Video Game Industry at SGS. This innovative foundation degree will teach students the creative principles and practices needed to work in the video game industry and associated creative and digital media fields. Students will be taught in a high specification environment reflective of industry, giving them access to the current core industry tools and technologies, as well as opportunity to engage with emergent technologies and practices.

Aspects of study:

Level 4 – First Year (FT)
• Game Art Fundamentals
• Game Design
• 3D Modelling & Texturing
• Rigging Animation

Level 5 – Second Year (FT)
• Advanced Game Art Practices
• Material Authoring & Digital Sculpting
• Technical Art
• Game Environments
• Emergent Technology
• Sector Based Work Placement

This program is built around a variety of different teaching and learning approaches. These include taught workshops, independent studio/workshop activities, work-based environments, blended learning environments, seminars, tutorial and lectures. Each approach will encourage students to adapt to new situations and prepare them for future learning and employment opportunities. On completion of this foundation degree, students will have the option to apply to a top-up year to complete the full BA (Hons). Students can apply for the top-up at our partner university, The University of Gloucestershire, or apply to a university of their choice.

Entry requirements:

Students have to be aged 18 or over, 64 UCAS points, Maths and English CGSE at grade 4 (C) or above. Mature students are welcome to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants will be required to provide an art portfolio digitally and if invited to attend interview you may also wish to bring physical work.

*Subject to validation by the University of Gloucestershrie 

Dates & Costs

FdA Game Art*

Start date: 18/09/2019
End date: 06/06/2020
Duration: 2 Years
Course length: 2 Years (Full Time) 4 Years (Part Time)
Qualifications: FdA Game Art
Code: GA80

Cost: 7500

Start End Time Campus
18/09/2019 06/06/2020 SGS Filton