Games Art And Animation BA (Hons)

UCAS code I630
Location Lma
Duration 3 Years

2019/20 New Entrants, Full Time

  • Home and EU students: £8,500 per year of study
Course start September
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Course outline

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The BA (Hons) Games Art and Animation degree at LMA is designed to introduce creative and technical knowhow.  The course will quickly enhance your skills, leading to a professional approach in the creation of your own original work. 

We will enable you to gain and develop valuable skills in the creation of games art and animation. Through workshops, tutorials, specialist visits and trips, master classes and guest speakers, you will gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a part of the ever evolving and dynamic computer games industry.

Our tutors come from different creative backgrounds, with knowledge and experience of a large range of skills and techniques gained from working in the computer games and animation industries. They will enable you to work on industry-focused briefs that support your skills development through challenging, exciting and relevant assignments.

From the outset, through experimentation and the development of your own original ideas, you will create 2D and 3D game assets and animations. You will be working with industry-standard creative software, that is also used in both the film and television industries, and game engines used by developers throughout the world. 

Through independent and collaborative assignments you will be developing functioning and creative game products to a high standard, and you will explore and develop your creative abilities to their full potential.

Your course will provide excellent value for money featuring high contact hours with the tutors, which will help to instil the discipline, training and professional standards and expectations that the industry demands.

You will be expected to be highly motivated and self-disciplined, cultivating an independent approach and the willingness to try new techniques and explore new ways of working. By embracing the stimulating environment offered at LMA you will be able to enter the industry and establish yourself as an original and innovative professional.

Games Art and Animation at LMA

Entry requirements

UCAS Tariff: 64

Teaching and learning

Study time Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is: 
Year 1: you'll spend 43% of time in lectures, seminars or similar, and 58% of time in independent study.
Year 2: you'll spend 39% of time in lectures, seminars or similar, and 61% of time in independent study.
Year 3: you'll spend 33% of time in lectures, seminars or similar, and 67% of time in independent study.


The balance of assessment depends on the subject area, your choice of option modules and professional body requirements. A typical composition of assessment for this course is: 

Year 1: your assessment will be 8% by practical exams and 92% by coursework.
Year 2: your assessment will be 100% by coursework.
Year 3: your assessment will be 100% by coursework


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