About this course
The BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Games Art) is a two year, level 3 course that aims to introduce students to the wide variety of creative disciplines that go in to making a computer game. Primarily aimed at those with strong art skills, the course will develop students’ understanding of game art, including 2d digital painting, 3d modelling and games design, via computer based workshop sessions, seminars, lectures and individual research tasks.
Students will undertake a variety of design briefs that allow them to explore many different areas of Game art and design, including character design, 3D animation, 2D graphics and game theory. In addition to the more technical aspects of the course there are regular lessons covering traditional drawing and painting techniques such as life / observational drawing and sculpture, colour theory and composition, which develop the essential underpinning skills required by those hoping for a career as a games artist.
In addition to this, students are also taken through projects that will encourage their understanding of character development, storytelling and plot structure, computer hardware and the games industry as a whole. Students also have the opportunity to meet practising industry professionals and undertake assignments set by local games studios.