Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and turn that creative talent into your dream career.
- Character Design
- 3D Modeling
- 3D Animation
- Digital Painting
From the latest RPG or massively multiplayer online game, to mobile gaming, there is a real demand for talented, technically able graduates who can turn ideas into reality.
Learn the key skills in Game Art and Animation and start your journey toward your dream career.
- 3D Modeler & Texture Artist
- 3D Animator
- Game Artist
- Character Designer
Take the first steps towards your dream career in Games development. Get hands-on and learn the key skills.
Beim Professional Media Creation (M.A.) handelt es sich um einen konsekutiven Studiengang für Bachelor Absolventen aus künstlerischen und aus künstlerisch-technischen Fachbereichen.
Ein Studiengang der Folkwang Universität der Künste in Kooperation mit dem SAE Institute
Learn from industry thought-leaders, collaborate with your peers, extend your network through our global reach and solidify your own reputation within the creative media industry.
Whether you’ve worked within the creative industries for years, or are seeking to to pursue greater career prospects. MA/MSc Professional Practice (Creative Media Industries) course is the next step to defining your creative niche.
From anatomy studies for precise character modeling, to intricate textures, environments and integration with game engines, the programme develops your skills using industry standard technologies and production methods to create 3D Art for games.
Combining the technical with the artistic you will graduate with a strong portfolio and the confidence to forge your own path to your dream job in the games industry.
The study programme consists of two courses, the SAE Game Art & 3D Animation Diploma and the Bachelor level course that provides you with additional skill sets and understanding of the creative industries, project management, intellectual property and specialised game development technique, leading to an internationally recognised BA/BSc (Hons) Game Art Animation* degree, validated by Middlesex University, London.
- Full Time
The course is delivered full time where the standard duration is 96 weeks (24 months). This compact, fast-track study allows you to graduate quicker, and start your career earlier.
By studying this mode the the Diploma modules are taught in parallel with the Bachelor-level lectures.
If you do not meet the entry requirements for full time studies, you can start with the Digital Film Making and VFX Diploma.± Following successful completion of the SAE Diploma, students may be eligible to enrol in a programme validated by Middlesex University and study towards an Honours degree.
- Part Time
In case of part time studies, there are 2 options available. Option one comprises a standard period of 120 weeks (30 months). Option 2 covers 168 weeks (42 months).
The main difference between the two options is in the weekly workload, giving you the choice to enrol on a course that suits your personal circumstance, whether you are working full time, or looking to take an easier pace of study.
FROM 24, 30 AND 42 MONTHS, FT AND PT
Available at all campuses
SEPTEMBER 2021 & MARCH 2022
* This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by SAE Institute, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.
- Principles of 2D Design
- Color theory
- Image building
- Classic drawing techniques
- Paper Prototyping
- Digital Painting
- Animation with 2D graphics and creation of effects
- Principles of 3D
- CGI history
- Game Analysis
- Vertex, edge, polygon, spline
- Low poly asset creation
- Game engine export functions
Rendering and Animation Fundamentals
- Highpoly Modeling
- Subdivision Modeling
- Complex objects
- Advanced Texturing
- Rendering Basics
Digital Sculpting and Realtime Rendering
- Digital Sculpting
- Development of digital characters
- Concept sketch
- Skeletal structures
- Forward and Inverse Kinematics
- Character Animation
- Motion Capturing
Environment Asset Development
- Mobile Asset Creation
- Modular Game Assets
- Performance optimization
- Export game engine for mobile (smart phones, tablets, web)
Creative Media Production
This module aims to position the discipline specific knowledge and skills acquired during the SAE Diploma within a wider industry, business and cultural context. The structure and operations of the culture industries are examined together with the meanings produced in the interplay between culture, cultural products and the consumer. The resulting implications for the pitching of creative media ideas and the marketing of creative media products are also considered. Students take their existing skills and adapt them for a range of markets, cultures and platforms, requiring students to understand other cultures and assimilate other disciplines into their practice.
- Structure and operation of the culture industries
- Interplay between culture, cultural product and consumer:
- Pitching and marketing of creative products
- Related disciplines and their application to creative media practice:
- Legal, contractual and ethical issues of creative media practice
- Marketing and business studies
- Music production
- Basic principles of broadcasting
- The potential of computer programming for advanced audio applications.
- Practical research
- Analytical essay
- Business presentation
Advanced Environment and Game Engine Rendering
During this module you will use all the technical skills you have learned so far to produce a video game be it for mobile platform or otherwise.
- Strategies for continuing professional development:
- Industry specific pipeline
- Applying practical work base on theoretical research
- Researching opportunities with focus to a specific industry local, regional, global
- Advanced interactive animation applications:
- VFX and compositing pipelines
- Creating believable CG with live video
- Advanced light rigs techniques
- Project development and management:
- Deals and negotiations
- Models of project management
- Workflows, pipelines, productivity quality assurance & quality management
- Professional development analysis
- Advanced Animation, VFX and Compositing
- Production Analysis
This module is the culmination of the degree programme, enabling students to demonstrate the full range of their technical, creative and academic skills. The major project is self-generated and may take one of many different forms. The project is intended to demonstrate a range of advanced skills in accordance with the requirements of a substantial Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science project. Through successful completion the student will also exhibit their capacity to conduct independent research and manage a large-scale venture.
- Entry Requirements
- University entrance qualifaction (Abitur or similar)
- Alternatively: minimum age of 18 years plus intermediate educational qualification and aptitude test
- Own notebook computer for office work, theory tests and own notes from lectures
- Language skills: students whose first language is not English will need a qualification that demonstrates competence in English; at least Level B2
- Fees & Funding
Payment Plans Full Time
- Upfront: 4 payments, each at the beginnig of next semester
- Standard: 24 payments, each at the beginning of month
Payment Plans Part Time
- Upfront: 5/7 payments, each at the beginnig of next semester
- Standard: 30/42 payments, each at the beginning of month
- 3D Modeller
- 3D Animator
- 3D Generalist
- Texture Artist
- Lighting Artist
- Rotoscope Artist
- Environment Artist
- Match Mover
- Character Designer
- Visual Effects Artist
- Character Rigging
- Technical Animator
- Motion Capture Artist
- Game Design
- Film Production
- Interactive Media
- Architecture Visualistation
- Corporate Media