News / 09 May 2024

Leeds Arts University joins Unreal Engine Academic Partner programme

BA (Hons) Games Art

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Leeds Arts University is now an Unreal Engine Academic Partner

We’re delighted to announce that the BA (Hons) Games Art course at Leeds Arts University has joined Epic Games’ Unreal Engine Academic Partner programme.

Being recognised as a verified Unreal Engine Academic Partner means that our BA (Hons) Games Art course is committed to meeting Unreal Engine's standards for excellence in game development education.

BA (Hons) Games Art students will be able to access a wealth of resources to support their studies. These include enterprise software licenses, premium service subscriptions, Marketplace credits for projects, and networking opportunities within the games industry.

“For students enrolled in the BA (Hons) Games Art course, this partnership opens doors to cutting-edge tools and knowledge essential for their growth as game artists. They gain hands-on experience with industry-standard software, enhancing their skill set and employability in the games industry. This recognition arrives at an opportune time as our new courses grow and only makes us more excited about what the future may hold!”

Alec Chalmers, BA (Hons) Games Art Course Leader

Leeds Arts University offers two undergraduate games courses in BA (Hons) Games Art and BA (Hons) Games Design. As a specialist arts university, our students are able to take an auteur-driven approach to game development, supported by industry standard resources and expertise.

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