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Gaming Studio Art Director



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  • Case Study »
    • The role of an Art Director is often interchangeable with the role of Creative Director. The Creative Director will often take control of all aspects of the business, whereas the role of the Art Director is more commonly focused on maintaining the overall game aesthetics and ensuring the creative process runs efficiently.
    • As an Art Director, you will know how to build and empower a creative team and never miss an opportunity to boost productivity. You’ll have a keen eye for detail and know intuitively what works and what doesn’t in the design process and most importantly, have the skills to communicate that vision to others.
    • People skills, time management, experience in games design is a must in this senior role.

  • Routes »

    University: Employers will often expect you to have a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in:

    • graphic design
    • advertising design
    • illustration
    • fine art

    Work: You can start as a junior creative to develop your skills on the job and work your way up through training and promotion.

    • Level 3 or A-Level options: Art and design, Graphic design, Computer science, Physics, BTEC Diploma in Computing, BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design, UAL Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Art and Design, BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production, OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design), BTEC Diploma in Graphics
    • GCSE or Level 2 options: Art & Design, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Physics, Digital TechnologyLevel 3 or A-Level options: Art and design, Graphic design, Computer science, Physics
  • Entry Requirements »


    • 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
    • 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
  • Skills and Knowledge »
    • Being Organised
    • Drawing
    • Coding
    • Helping People
    • Designing things
  • 10 reasons why »
    1. Get to live and breathe your passion for design
    2. Enjoy working with others and working under pressure
    3. Experience a variety of creative software and game engines
    4. Work within your passion for games and design
    5. Creative style of work including drawing and digital design
    6. Create the basis of popular games
    7. Your original work can become a finished product
    8. Combine skills in creativity and art, as well as gaming
    9. Develop skill sets in a variety of areas
    10. Work in growing teams of people of different areas of expertise
  • Other roles that may interest you »
    • Progress to senior art director
    • Creative director
    • Freelance work
    • Set up your own agency
    • Possibility to move into directing for TV or film

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