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You have an eye for detail that can turn a good game into a great game. You want to create games using up-to-the-minute technology, and forge connections with gaming studios in and around Cambridge. We'll give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed in this multi-billion pound industry.

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Here at Cambridge School of Creative Industries, you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to create the games of tomorrow.

During your studies, you could get hands-on experience at a company such as ARM, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Frontier and Just Flight, and team up with major studio reps and fellow students for special projects.

Take advantage of the expertise of our experienced staff, cutting-edge facilities, and industry connections and you'll graduate ready for an exciting career in the gaming industry. You'll also develop skills such as film and television production, marketing and web design, which you can put to use in the gaming sector and elsewhere.

Take a look at our 2021 showreel

Computer Games Art student showreel 2021

2021 showreel of work by students on the BA Computer Games Art course at the School of Creative Industries at ARU in Cambridge

Computer games facilities and support

Study Computer Games Art or Technology and:

  • use the latest software and hardware including GameMaker, 3DGameStudio, Unreal Tournament 3 Editor, Adobe Flash and Action Script, Java and C++, Microsoft XNA Game Studio, Visual C# Express, Microsoft Visual Studio, Photoshop, GIMP, 3ds Max, Blender, Fusion, Audacity, Second Life and Unity3D
  • access our motion capture equipment and an arsenal of HD cameras and Digital SLRs (for HDRI capture)
  • put your new skills into practice with companies like Sony, Sumo Digital, Jagex and Frontier, and with industry reps at events such as Brains Eden
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Seeing women succeed in games has made a positive impact on my aspirations and encouraged me to work closely in a field which I now thoroughly enjoy.

SABRINA MINTER

BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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Computer Games Art

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full time
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4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Bring your ideas to life, from concept art to digital design
  • Placement experience available within the gaming industry
  • TIGA accredited degree

Computer Games Design

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
Course features
  • Develop skills in computer game design and user experience design
  • Use industry-standard game engines to create characters and environments
  • Build a portfolio to showcase your creative skills

Computer Games Programming

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
Course features
  • Learn to create computer games
  • Develop specialist skills in areas such as gameplay and AI
  • Use industry-standard programming languages and software

Computer Games Technology

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Play, design and build games in our state-of-the-art development studio
  • Create a portfolio to launch your career as a games developer
  • Placement experience available within the gaming industry

Computer Science for Mobile Game Development

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation year
Course features
  • Gain industry-relevant skills in mobile game development
  • Hone your programming skills using the latest software
  • Create and develop your own computer games

Computer Science for Mobile Game Development

Undergraduate - FdSc

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
2 years full-time
,
3 years with foundation year
Course features
  • Gain industry-relevant skills in mobile game development
  • Hone your programming skills using the latest software
  • Create and develop your own computer games

Mobile Game Art Production

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
Course features
  • Develop art skills relevant to the fast-moving computer games industry
  • Use the latest software and motion capture equipment
  • Get real-world experience by working on live briefs

Mobile Game Art Production

Undergraduate - FdA

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
2 years full-time
Course features
  • Develop art skills relevant to the fast-moving computer games industry
  • Use the latest software and motion capture equipment
  • Get real-world experience by working on live briefs

Computer Games Development (Art)

Postgraduate - MA

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
24 months part-time
Course features
  • Take your computer games art skills to the next level
  • Tackle creative and technical challenges alongside programmers and industry professionals
  • Make essential connections with major games developers

Computer Games Development (Computing)

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
24 months part-time
Course features
  • Advance your technical design skills
  • Create games in our Computer Game Development studio and hub
  • Take advantage of our connections with Cambridge’s booming computer games industry
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