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Games Access: Concept Art

Games Access: Concept Art

The Computer Games industry is a fast-paced industry worth billions each year. This short course will introduce you to the current industry practices and design workflows used by game studios in the modern industry.
It will help you develop your artistic skills in a more Games-based focus with relevance to Game Art and Design and enable you to work on own portfolio of concept and design work. This course is a great introduction for anyone interested in designing for the computer games industry and provides a taste of what we offer on our suite of Computer Games courses, so come and have a go.

What you will study

This course will cover the following:
Industry practice:

• Conceptual workflows in the games industry
• Design solutions for conceptualisation
• Time-management
• Presenting work Professionally
Art & Design Fundamentals:

• Design process and creative workflow
• Colour and Shape Theory
• Drawing Skills and Traditional Media
• Digital painting and Software Packages
• Idea development and Concept Sketching
• Photo bashing and Technical skill for Concept Work
Please see below for the course timetable:

Week 1: Introduction and case studies in industry
Week 2: Creation and presentation of proposed workflow
Week 3: Art and design fundamentals for concept art
Week 4: Design solutions and portfolio work
Week 5: Digital painting and photo bashing
Week 6: Presenting a professional portfolio
This course will require 6 hours per week of online learning (2 blocks of 3 hours per week with some self-directed study).

Course Dates

This course starts June 21st 2021 and will finish on July 30th 2021.

Course Delivery

Delivery will be online through a mix of lectures, group tutorial elements along with additional one-to-one support sessions.


Assessment for this module will be based on the ongoing portfolio of work that is created throughout the course.  Students will be expected to continuously review/reflect and/or annotate their work within their portfolio and produce this portfolio as a single project.  The final assessment piece should be submitted as a single workflow that demonstrates the design journey and could indicatively be through a blog platform or in a PDF format.


£95 standard fee
FREE for current students

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