A student draws out their art concept on a tablet

Course details

Year of entry

2024, 2025


6 Weeks

Institution Code




Why choose? this course?

This fun and immersive course is a great introduction for anyone interested in learning to create concept art for video games, and also provides a taste of what we offer on our suite of computer games courses. So come and have a go!

Key course features

  • The video game industry is a fast-paced industry worth billions each year. This short course will introduce you to the current industry practices and design workflows used by game studios in the modern day.
  • Learn to hone your artistic skills in a more games-based focus, with relevance to game art and design.
  • Develop your own portfolio of concept and design work, which you'll also be able to show to potential employers in the video game and design industries.  

What you will study

The course will cover the following topics:
Industry Practice:

• Conceptual Workflows in the Games Industry
• Design Solutions for Conceptualisation
• Time-Management
• Presenting Work Professionally
Art & Design Fundamentals:

• Design Process and Creative Workflow
• Colour and Shape Theory
• Drawing Skills and Traditional Media
• Digital Painting and Software Packages
• Idea Development and Concept Sketching
• Photo Bashing and Technical Skill for Concept Work
The timetable for the course will be as follows:

Week 1: Introduction and Case Studies in Industry
Week 2: Creation and Presentation of Proposed Workflow
Week 3: Art and Design Fundamentals for Concept Art
Week 4: Design Solutions and Portfolio Work
Week 5: Digital Painting and Photo Bashing
Week 6: Presenting a Professional Portfolio
The course will require 6 hours per week of online learning (2 blocks of 3 hours per week with some self-directed study). 
Delivery will be online through a mix of lectures, group tutorial elements along with additional one-to-one support sessions.


Teaching & Assessment

  • Assessment for this module will be based on the ongoing portfolio of work that is created throughout the course.
  • Students will be expected to continuously review/reflect and/or annotate their work within their portfolio and produce this portfolio as a single project. 
  • The final assessment piece should be submitted as a single workflow that demonstrates the design journey. This could be through a blog platform or in a PDF format.

Fees & funding

£95 standard fee
FREE for current Wrexham students
Do you live in Wales? We have a number of funding opportunities available, please complete the form below to find out if you are eligible to study this course for free. Apply now via this form.

Course Dates

If you would like to find out more about future dates for this course, register your interest