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BA (Honours)/MArt The Art of Video Games (Integrated Masters)

Follow in the footsteps of our Escapees who are working at the likes of Rockstar Games and Ubisoft

Don’t just play the game, create the game. Video games are evolving across all devices making it an exciting time to study and work in the industry. Our degree is perfect for those wanting to become an artist, it will provide you with both the professional skills and knowledge that the industry is looking for or even to start your own studio.

Become a games artist from day one - working in industry-style studio’s using the latest tools and techniques and working as part of a team on high quality creative projects. You’ll have intensive, hands-on tutorials with industry-trained tutors, who alongside practising professionals will provide regular feedback on your work.

You'll graduate studio ready with a professional portfolio of work to show employers and a degree validated by the University of Kent - known as the UK’s European University, it is ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017.

  • UCAS code: I630 (BA) I631 (MArt)
  • Institution code: P34
  • Location: MidTown campus
  • Start date: September 2019
  • Tuition fees: £9,000* (less fee waiver)
  • Mode of study: Full time
  • Programme duration: BA 3 years, MArt 4 years
  • Entry requirements: Creative portfolio and Creative Workshop

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We’ve developed this programme in collaboration with advisory board member Tara Saunders (London Studio Art Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) and renowned companies such as Double Negative, to give you the skills and knowledge to enter the exciting world of game development.

Our industry partners influence everything we do and we work closely with the games industry. You’ll have regular contact with the industry, from master classes given by leading professionals to industry-defined creative briefs and regular feedback from industry experts. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend industry talks, as well as events aimed at helping you network with studios, talk to recruiters and showcase your showreel.

After three years of designing games as a hobby, I decided the games industry is where I wanted to be and I found Escape. It’s an exciting experience, students learn together and the support from Escape is invaluable. It’s the most powerful kick-start to your career possible.

Chris Bradwell, Artist at Proper Games

Why Escape Studios?

You'll study at the heart of London's creative scene in our state of the art industry-style facilities using professional tools and techniques so you'll get a taste of what it's like to work in the industry. Each studio is fitted out with HP Z640 workstations (which boast 32GB of RAM and Nvidia Quadro M4000 graphics cards!).

Our tutors are experts and have all worked in successful studios. Packed with everything from The Dark Knight to Harry Potter and multiple PlayStation titles, their CVs don't get much cooler!

Through our industry events you'll learn first-hand from some of the most creative and influential names in the industry, such as Stuart Penn (VFX Supervisor at Framestore) and Eamonn Butler (Head of Cinesite Animation Division at Cinesite).

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