MA Game Art

Escape Studios
Course summary
Postgraduate Education
1 year
15,450 - 17,995 GBP
Full time
Postgraduate Education
Course Dates
Online courses
15,450 GBP

17,995 GBP
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Course description

MA Game Art

Learn from professionals, create your own game and achieve a masters degree.

Our MA degree packs in all the content from our popular 18 week course but takes students to the next level with a collaborative group project that will get you working like a real studio. You’ll create lifelong connections, graduate with a killer showreel and achieve a postgraduate degree that is validated by The University of Kent.

We created this degree as a response to industry demand for new creative talent. You'll create environments, assets, lighting and game FX for mobile or console development. We also teach students about the industry itself, so you have an understanding of current and emerging business models. We work with an Advisory Board of industry professionals to keep the content relevant, we partner with leading studios on each course and we have regular industry events and talks so you hear directly from successful Game Artists.

Suitability - Who should attend?

An undergraduate honours degree in Art and Design, Architecture, Computing or Engineering-related subjects.

We're also happy to consider applicants without a degree if you have significant industry experience in VFX or related fields. We'll ask suitable applicants to submit a creative portfolio and attend an interview.

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English you may need to complete an English language test, such as a Pearson English language test (PTE Academic) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All our courses are taught in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

Training Course Content

Our MA Game Art involves 5 key modules:

  • Game Art ‐ Foundation / Mobile/Web Development
    • Introduction to modelling for games
    • Texturing for video games
    • Lighting and materials for mobile
    • Mobile game art
    • Lighting and baking for video games
    • Animation workflows
    • Interactivity and 3D
  • Game Art ‐ Advanced / Next-generation Development
    • Introduction to digital sculpting
    • PBR workflows
    • Game engine fundamentals
    • World building
    • Advanced game engine
  • Game Art – FX and Technical Art
    • Introduction to FX in games / simulations
    • Simulations / 3D / 2D fluids 2 engine
    • Animation and dynamic meshes
    • Advanced materials
    • Cascade and particles
    • Workflows for magical and natural effects
  • Game Collaborative Project
    • Group proposal / design document
    • Group game art project
  • Game Production Project

Why choose Escape Studios

In 2020 over 80% of VFX, 100% of Animation and over 80% of their Game Art undergraduate students have had their student projects nominated for awards.

36 Escapees (alumni) worked on No Time to Die, 47 worked on Avengers: Endgame, and 24 worked on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

In 2021, they hosted over 70 mock interviews with the likes of MPC, DNEG, Aardman, Blue Zoo and Creative Assembly.


  • Tuition fees for on-campus: £17,995 per year
  • Tuition fees for live online: £15,450 per year

Continuing Studies

On completion of the course you will graduate with a postgraduate qualification validated by the University of Kent. Degree validation means that our academic partner judges your degree to be of an appropriate quality and standard to lead to an award from their institution. Having this masters level qualification along with a killer showreel, industry standard skills and knowledge of how the industry operates will help you break into the games world and make an impact.

Roles you could apply for include:

  • Games Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • Lighting Artist for Games
  • Level Artist

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Escape Studios

Escape Studios offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics. Whether you are looking to take your first step into the Creative industries, develop your professional skills or give you that much...

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190 High Holborn
WC1V 7BH London

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