Welcome to this thread
BA & MA 3D Games Art & Design - (BA) with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad
University of Hertfordshire School of Creative Arts
Neil Gallagher, Award Leader for BA & MA Games Art. The video below is to help any students that are thinking off applying to BA Games Art, on this channel there is also advice for 3D Animation
, 2D Animation
. The work in the video are examples from student applicants that are currently on the course. Good luck and feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
This showreel contains work from all of the the University Of Hertfordshire digital animation programmes Bachelor of Arts degree strands: BA 2D & 3D Animation // VFX and Games Art
And here is the MA Games Art showreel
BA Courses, there are lots more creative courses on offer, these are the courses under the animation group.
BA (Hons) 2D Digital Animation | http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/2d-animation-and-character-for-digital-media
BA (Hons) Games Art | http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/3d-games-art-and-design
BA (Hons) 3D Digital Animation | http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/3d-computer-animation-and-modelling
BA (Hons) Visual Effects | http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/visual-effects-for-film-and-television
MA and PhD, click here for more details
This is our home, The Film Music and Media Building, the animation courses have the middle floor.
An article in 3Dworld magazine rating us as one of the best courses in the world to study 3D
Any questions then PM me, Neil Gallagher, Programme Leader, BA & MA 3D Animation and Games Art
And here are the course details.
UHAnimation degrees get fully Skillset approved!
The University Of Hertfordshire has received full Skillset accreditation.
University Of Hertfordshire Ba(Hons) 3D Animation
University Of Hertfordshire Ba(Hons) 2D Animation
University Of Hertfordshire Ba(Hons) Games Art
To say that we are proud of this achievement is an understatement. To gain such a high recognition for all of our programmes is down to the hard work and dedication of the Staff, the enthusiasm and quality of our Students, and the support of our amazing Alumni.
If you would like to talk to our students in person then you can post here on our student forum. www.3dhit.co.uk
Social sites are run by UH Alimni with some tutor input:
You Tube- http://www.youtube.com/user/uhanimation
Vimeo - http://www.vimeo.com/uhanimation
Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/uhanimation
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/uhanimation
The Games Art course has a strong emphasis on the study of software tools and teaches all the cutting edge software you need to get into the industry: Maya, 3DSMax, Zbrush, Mudbox, Photoshop and many more and uses both the Unreal engine and the Crysis engine to enable students to gain access to all the professional tools needed in the industry.
The course explores digital modelling of characters and environments, and helps students to develop animation as well as shader techniques and level creation. You will be taught to create optimised geometry and textures and apply them to game engines, gaining an understanding of the technological restrictions of realtime 3D graphics. Also high to low resolution surface transfer modelling is taught as well as producing high resolution models for promotional material.
The main emphasis of the course is on the student becoming a Games Artist so a full day of study during the duration of the course has been allocated to life drawing and clay modelling to help develop a rounded portfolio as well as having live visits from Scott Eaton and Jeni Fairey from Madame Tussauds. So even if you start from a more technical back ground you will be taught the fundamentals of art, composition, colour theory and much more which are essential to gaining employment in the Games Industry.
The first year is like a foundation course where you have a taster of all the BA digital animation courses which are 3D, VFX, 2D and Games Art before choosing your specialization.
We have many open days during the year so feel free to come and look around our state of the art University that teaches twenty seven thousand students per year, has a £40 million night club and dining area, swimming pool, climbing wall, gym and over a thousand societies waiting for you to join - so if you like canoeing, walking, going to the cinema or playing the didgeridoo, there is always a club for you.
The University of Hertfordshire is 20 minutes by train from Londons Kings Cross Station and three stops on the underground to the Buzzing Soho industry where Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has its headquarters. By car its just off the A1 and 20 minutes drive from the M25 http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
Aidan Gibbons, CG Lead & Mill+ Director, The Mill London
"The University of Hertfordshires
Visual Effects work really impressed us on the live projects we ran with them;
we feel that their students are the ones to watch at graduation time."
Hans Bacher, Art Director | Disney
“Great student films, and a great showreel! you have some
very talented students”.
Ian Yarwood-Lovett | Franchise Art Director | Microsoft
“Visiting the UHanimation course
was a real eye opener for me; the quality of work produced coupled with the
enthusiasm of the students makes this course one we’ll
be watching very closely in the future.”
John Laws | Head of Art | Frontier
“UH is one of the few Universities
teaching the correct fundamental skills required by the games industry, you
have the right mix of traditional theory and cutting edge digital art creation,
and understand that the tech is a tool rather than the end in itself. I’m impressed.”
Jolyon Webb | Senior Art Director | Natural Motion
“We found the University of
Hertfordshire students well-informed and focused; we were impressed with what
Louise Ridgeway | Head of Animation | Rare Ltd | Microsoft
“They are one of the top universities for the industry at
the moment, with another outstanding show of effort and commitment by a great
bunch of enthusiastic students and staff.”
Paul Gaboury 3D Product Development Manager Pixologic Inc
"The student work coming out of University of
Hertfordshire is studio ready. Just watch the showreel and you'll see how
talented the students are at this school. I always enjoy seeing what the students
at the University are creating with ZBrush and are always blown away by the top
Shelley Page, Dreamworks.
"The animation students I met at Hertfordshire were
both talented and articulate with some very good work - and I'm looking forward
very much to seeing the completed final projects this year"
Tara Saunders | Studio Art Manager | Sony Computer
Entertainment | London Studio'
"The University of Hertfordshire has provided our
studio with some talented graduates in recent years. It's definitely one of the
courses to watch for upcoming talent"
We have two gyms
Companies setup by UH grads
Games studios where our Alumni work:
Apache Solutions Ltd
Bohemia Interactive Simulations
Full Fat Games
Poly Assets United Inc
Radiant Worlds Ltd
Real Time Worlds
Space Ape Games
Ubisoft - BluByte (Germany)
3D, 2D & VFX :
Azimuth Post Production
Big Red Button
The Character Shop
Digipost New Zealand
Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Milk Visual Effects
Moving Picture Company
National Space Centre
One Dead Pixel
One of Us
Picture House TV
The Pond Studio
Postyr Post Production
Saddington & Baynes
The Senate VFX
The Sex Pixels
Smoke and Mirrors
Sudden Black (SBTV)
The Third Floor, Inc
Villains Wear Black
Vine Post Production
Windmill Lane VFX
Foster and Partners
River Film Communication
The Creative Partnership
Fusion Medical Animation
Thank you for reading and if you have any further questions please feel free to PM me or post below.