Video Games Art Production (20 weeks)

Escape Studios
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Professional Training
20 weeks
3,196 GBP
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Video Games Art Production (20 weeks)

This intensive evening course will take your skills from player to Game Art pro, giving you the tools to create your very own environment.

Turn your gaming passion into a career with our intensive Video Games Art Production evening course. This course is part-time study allowing you to fit around your day job or other commitments. You’ll be hands-on in the studio two evenings per week. You'll be taught by industry trained tutors including Christian Avigni, who will share his real-world tips and techniques. To make the most of your time with us, we pack a lot into each class as a condensed version of our full time course. You’ll also be able to practice your skills outside of the studio and to start working on your showreel in your spare time.

The course has been developed by our Head of Games, Simon Fenton, in answer to the growing demand for creative artists in the Games industry. You’ll get to grips with a range of industry software, such as Unreal Engine, ZBrush and Maya, with a focus on console games. The course focuses on developing your artist skills and creativity to equip you with the core skills in practices such as environment art and digital sculpting.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English.

Training Course Content

Week 1

  • Moodboards
  • Maya - Introduction

Week 2

  • Maya - Low poly and Blocking a level
  • Maya - Modularity

Week 3

  • Maya - Modelling 1

Week 4

  • Maya - Modelling 2
  • Maya - Intro to UV

Week 5

  • Maya - Advanced UV in Maya
  • Maya - Texel Density workflows

Week 6

  • Textures in Photoshop
  • Tiling Textures
  • Textures in Quixel Ndo
  • Textures in Bitmap to Material

Week 7

  • Unreal Engine - Introduction
  • Unreal Engine - Basic Lighting

Week 8

  • Maya - Subdisvisions Modelling 1

Week 9

  • Maya - Subdisvisions Modelling 2

Week 10

  • Zbrush 1

Week 11

  • Zbrush 2

Week 12

  • Zbrush 3
  • Substance Designer - Introduction

Week 13

  • Substance Designer - Advanced

Week 14

  • Substance Painter - Introduction
  • Substance Painter - Baking

Week 15

  • Substance Painter - Advanced

Week 16

  • Unreal Engine - Lods and Collisions
  • Unreal Engine - Advanced Materials

Week 17

  • Unreal Engine - Vertex Painting
  • Unreal Engine - Fog and Post Process

Week 18 - Compositing CG

  • Unreal Engine - Blueprints
  • Foliage

Week 19

  • Unreal Engine - Foliage tools
  • Foliage

Week 20

  • Introduction to Speed Tree
  • Advanced Speed Tree

Course delivery details

Mode of study: Part time (Evenings: Tues and Thurs 6:30-9:30 pm)

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: £3,196

Continuing Studies

The games industry is one of the most creative, diverse and exciting industries for a digital artist to work in today. As a Games Artist you could be creating stunning worlds, characters or props in styles ranging from the realistic to cartoony or anywhere in-between. One of the greatest things about being a Games Artist is that you never stop learning and are always looking at the latest techniques and tools which means the job never gets boring.Some of the opportunities you will be able to consider on completion of the course include:

  • Environment Artist for Games
  • 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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