Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Game Asset Development - BA (Hons) Degree

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Course Code: HE0019-1C Course Type: Degree and university-level Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year

This is the third-year top-up course following the two-year FdA (Foundation Degree) in Games Development

Students will focus on the requirements for producing a range of assets for game prototypes.

Individual students will be expected to focus on the development of particular types of asset, such as modelling, level design, coding, animation or sound – working with other students to build game prototypes from these assets.

Key features

  • Up-to-date industry software
  • Close links with games companies
  • Industry-experienced staff

Course entry requirements

Interview and portfolio.

Normally a Foundation Degree (FdA) or HND in a related subject.

Module list: 

  • Research project
  • Employability and career development
  • Building integrated game assets
  • Planning a collaborative project
  • Developing a collaborative project

PCs in the teaching rooms are regularly updated with a range of industry-standard software. Students also have access to flexible learning areas where they can seek support from specialist staff for a range of software applications, publications and databases. The Games team have created links to a number of regionally based companies such as Mind Candy, Creative Assembly, Brightrock Games and Nearlight.

Potential careers:
Games development (modelling/asset creation/coding)
Web design
Graphic design
Software development

Examples of recent graduate employment:
Environment Artist at acclaimed studio Splash Damage
Build engineer at Creative Assembly
Freelance 3D artist and lecturer

Students could also progress to further study at Masters level or undertake a PGCE (teaching qualification). Relevant Masters courses could include: MA Game Development (Design) or MSc Game Development (Programming) at University of Kingston; MA Game Design and Development at NFTS; MSc Creative Technologies at University of Portsmouth; MA Digital Media Arts or MSc Digital Media Production at University of Brighton.

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