About this course 

You'll learn all you need to know as a Games Artist enabling you to create environments, assets, lighting or game FX for mobile or console/PC development.

The UK’s Games industry is world leading and strategically important to the future of the Creative Industries in the UK. Games are everywhere and have grown from being mainly based on PCs and consoles to be common on phones, tablets and the web. They cut across all groups of players and by some measures the industry is bigger than the film industry.

Our Video Games Art & Effect Production course has been designed to meet the demand for new creative talent to take on roles as game artists and visual effects artists. It is focused on developing your artistic skills and creativity as preparation for a career in the games industry. It has been developed with guidance from our partners and industry advisors, and you learn the principles behind the creation of environments, assets and visual effects to a professional standard as well as the practical vocational experience to secure a job in the games industry.

What to expect

If you're joining this course on the 2nd October, you'll benefit from:

  • A feedback session on your final project with an artist from Media Molecule 
  • This is a chance to showcase your work infront of those in the industry looking for work.

Media Molecule is a proud PlayStation WorldWide Studios developer based in Guildford, England. Founded in 2006 by a group of friends looking for new creative challenges, Media Molecule has grown into one of the industry’s most pioneering developers. They have developed the multi-award winning, critically acclaimed titles LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2, Tearaway and Tearaway Unfolded. Now in their 11th year, Media Molecule are setting their sights even higher with their ambitious new title Dreams, for the PlayStation 4 – a spiritual successor to LBP.

Want to find out more? Book a 1-2-1 with our admissions team or come and visit us on an Open Day.

Course summary

    Escape Studios West
    2 October 2017
    26 February 2018
    Full time
    18 weeks
Media Molecule

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Meet your tutor

Simon Fenton
Head of Games