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Neil Gallagher

University of Hertfordshire, 3D Games Art & Design, BA & MA (Hons)

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Hello

 

I thought you might like to see some of our students work from the University of Hertfordshire.

We are located in Hatfield, 20 minutes by train from central London, Kings Cross international station.

 

BA (Hons) - 3D Games Art & Design, BA (Hons)

BA (Hons) - Visual-effects

BA (Hons) - 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media

BA (Hons) - 3D Digital Animation and Modelling

 

MA - Games Art

MA - Animation 

 

We can also offer PhD studies 

 

Here is our website - www.uhanimation.co.uk
 
Here is our Showreel - 2012 (new version coming soon)
https://vimeo.com/55198000
 
This is our home, The Film Music and Media Building, the animation courses have the middle floor.
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An article in 3Dworld magazine rating us as one of the best courses in the world to study 3D
 
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Any questions then PM me, Neil Gallagher, Programme Leader, BA & MA 3D Animation and Games Art
 
The University Of Hertfordshire has received full Skillset accreditation for all teh animation games art courses - Welcome to Creative Skillset - Skillset
 
 
To say that we are proud of this achievement is an understatement. To gain such a high recognition for all of our programmes is down to the hard work and dedication of the Staff, the enthusiasm and quality of our Students, and the support of our amazing Alumni.
 
If you would like to talk to our students in person then you can post here on our student forum. www.3dhit.co.uk
 
Social sites are run by UH Alimni with some tutor input:
 
 
 
 
 
The Games Art course has a strong emphasis on the study of software tools and teaches all the cutting edge software you need to get into the industry: Maya, 3DSMax, Zbrush, Mudbox, Photoshop and many more and uses both the Unreal engine and the Crysis engine to enable students to gain access to all the professional tools needed in the industry.
 
The course explores digital modelling of characters and environments, and helps students to develop animation as well as shader techniques and level creation. You will be taught to create optimised geometry and textures and apply them to game engines, gaining an understanding of the technological restrictions of realtime 3D graphics. Also high to low resolution surface transfer modelling is taught as well as producing high resolution models for promotional material.
 
The main emphasis of the course is on the student becoming a “Games Artist” so a full day of study during the duration of the course has been allocated to life drawing and clay modelling to help develop a rounded portfolio as well as having live visits from Scott Eaton and Jeni Fairey from Madame Tussauds. So even if you start from a more technical back ground you will be taught the fundamentals of art, composition, colour theory and much more which are essential to gaining employment in the Games Industry.
 
The first year is like a foundation course where you have a taster of all the BA digital animation courses which are 3D, VFX, 2D and Games Art before choosing your specialization.
 
We have many open days during the year so feel free to come and look around our state of the art University that teaches twenty seven thousand students per year, has a £40 million night club and dining area, swimming pool, climbing wall, gym and over a thousand societies waiting for you to join - so if you like canoeing, walking, going to the cinema or playing the didgeridoo, there is always a club for you.
 
The University of Hertfordshire is 20 minutes by train from London’s “Kings Cross Station” and three stops on the underground to the Buzzing Soho industry where Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has its headquarters. By car it’s just off the A1 and 20 minutes drive from the M25   http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
 
Quotes from the Industry about the University of Hertfordshire Courses.
 
Paul Gaboury 3D Product Development Manager Pixologic Inc
  "The student work coming out of University of Hertfordshire is studio ready. Just watch the showreel and you'll see how talented the students are at this school. I always enjoy seeing what the students at the University are creating with ZBrush and are always blown away by the top notch quality."
 
Jolyon Webb | Art Manager   |   Blitz Games Studios    
   “We found the University of Hertfordshire students well-informed and focused; we were impressed with what we saw.”
 
John Laws   |   Head of Art   |   Frontier        
   “UH is one of the few Universities teaching the correct fundamental skills required by the games industry – you have the right mix of traditional theory and cutting edge digital art creation, and understand that the tech is a tool rather than the end in itself.  I’m impressed.”
 
Ian Yarwood-Lovett   |   Lionhead   |   Franchise Art Director   |   Microsoft Games Studio        
   “Visiting the UHanimation course was a real eye opener for me; the quality of work produced coupled with the enthusiasm of the students makes this course one we’ll be watching very closely in the future.”
 
Louise Ridgeway  |  Head of Animation   |   Rare Ltd   |   Microsoft Games Studio        
   ‘What a pleasure it has been visiting the University of Hertfordshire for film day again this year.  They again proved that they are one of the top uni’s for the industry at the moment, with another outstanding show of effort and commitment by a great bunch of enthusiastic students.  A diamond in the rough.’
 
Tara Saunders   |   Studio Art Manager   |   Sony Computer Entertainment   |   London Studio'        
   "The University of Hertfordshire has provided our studio with some talented graduates in recent years. It's definitely one of the courses to watch for upcoming talent"
 
Hans Bacher, Art Director For Disney    
  “Great student films, and a great showreel! you have some very talented students”.
 
Shelley Page, Dreamworks.      
  "The animation students I met at Hertfordshire were both talented and articulate with some very good work - and I'm looking forward very much to seeing the completed final projects this year"
 
Aidan Gibbons, Senior Visual Effects artist, The Mill London      "The University of Hertfordshire’s Visual Effects work really impressed us on the live projects we ran with them; we feel that their students are the ones to watch at graduation time."
 
 
Companies setup by UH grads
 
 
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Companies our Alumni are working at
 
Games:
 
Activision (Shanghai)
Activision (UK)
Apache Solutions Ltd
Babel Media
Beatnik Games
Bioware
Blitz Games
Bohemia Interactive Simulations
Climax
Creative Assembly
Crytek UK
Digi-Guys
Dovetail Games
DR Studios
Electronic Arts
Eurocom
Eutechnyx Ltd
Exient
FortuneFish Ltd
FreestyleGames
Frontier
Frozenbyte
Full Fat Games
Geomerics
Gusto Games
Headstrong Games
Hothouse Creations
Idle Creations
Ignition London
Jagex
Juice Games
Keen Games
Kuju
Lionhead Studios
nDreams
Nektan
Nintendo
Outso
PlayerThree Ltd
Playfish
Playground Games
Plumbee
Poly Assets United Inc
Psychotron
Radiant Worlds Ltd
Rare-Microsoft Games
Real Time Worlds
Rebellion Games
Related Designs
Reloaded Productions
Remode
Rockstar North
Rocksteady Studios
Slinky Pictures
Sony-London Studio
Sony-Cambridge Studio
Space Ape Games
Spiral House
Splash Damage
Square Enix
Supermassive Games
Traveller's Tales
Twimler
Ubisoft (Singapore)
Ubisoft - BluByte (Germany)
Zoe Mode
 
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3D, 2D & VFX :
 
Activ8
AixSponza
Analog
Ancha
Aniboxx
Animated Storyboards
Anthem Studios
Archipelago
Atomic Arts
Atticus Finch
Axis Animation
Azimuth Post Production
Baby Cow
Base Black
Big Red Button
BinWeevils
BlinkInk
Blue Zoo
Boutiq
Caboom
The Character Shop
CherryCherry
Cinesite
Click 3X
CoolToons
Cult Toons
Cumi Ltd
Digi-Guys
Digipost New Zealand
Disney Production
DixonBaxi
Double Negative
Factory Fifteen
FireStep
Flickerpix
Fluid Pictures
The Foundry
Framestore
Gener8
Gentlemen Broncos
Glassworks
Glowfrog
Gnu Films
Happy Finish
Hi-ReS
Huge Media
ImpossibleTV
Infinite Frameworks
Inspidea
Jellyfish Pictures
Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Kavaleer Productions
Kazoo Creative
Keyframe Studios
Laika
Les' Copaque
Lupus Films
Mainframe
Method Studios
Milk Visual Effects
MNC Animation
Moving Picture Company
Munky
The Mill
Nadom
National Space Centre
Natural Motion
nDreams
The Neighbourhood
Neon
Nexus Productions
Nomint Pictures
Nuframe
Nvisage
Nvizible
One Dead Pixel
One of Us
Overthrow Productions
Passion Pictures
Picasso Pictures
Picture House TV
Pipedreams 3D
Pixomondo
Plowman Craven
The Pond Studio
Postyr Post Production
Prime Focus
PTE media
Pumphouse Productions
Qvisten Studios
Realise Studio
Realtime UK
Redvision
ReelGood
Rewind FX
Rise FX
RJDM Animations
Rushes
Saddington & Baynes
Selex SI
The Senate VFX
The Sex Pixels
Sherbert
Smoke and Mirrors
Spider Eye
StitchthatTV
Storm Studios
Studio AKA
Studio Liddell
Sudden Black (SBTV)
Th1ng
The Third Floor, Inc
Tidal Films
Uber
Union VFX
Villains Wear Black
Vine Post Production
Visual Method
Windmill Lane VFX
Zoo Films
 
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Arch Vis
 
ArcMedia
AVR London
BAM Design
Build
Crystal CG
Foster and Partners
Last Pixel
Miller Hare
PreConstruct
Real Visual
River Film Communication
Rock Hunter
Smoothe
Square Edge
Tiger X
Tinderstone
Uniform
V-Real
Vyonyx
 
 
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Product Visualisation
 
A.i.Solve
Autonomy
Bentley Motors
Burrows CGI
The Creative Partnership
Dialectyx
Douglas Fisher
Firedog Design
Fusion Medical Animation
HMX Media
MediaSphere Ltd
Odd Boy
Random 42
Sparkle Media
Taylor James
Tekuchi
Wilma Studios
 
 
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If you are thinking off applying this will help for your interview 
 
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Here are this years final projects.

 

Games  & Design

 

A.C.E. UDK Engine

https://vimeo.com/96801058

 

Whispers of Rei, Oculus Rift 

https://vimeo.com/96801060

 

Siren, CryEngine, Playable Game

https://vimeo.com/96803461

 

The Shadowed Crow, CryEnine

https://vimeo.com/96804176

 

Gatekeeper, Unreal 4

https://vimeo.com/96804175

 

Storm in the Willows, CryEnine

https://vimeo.com/96795814

 

VFX

 

Elmstead and Close, Architectural Visualization

https://vimeo.com/96795813

 

Delayed, VFX piece.

https://vimeo.com/96829152

 

Infinity Class, VFX piece.

https://vimeo.com/96829151

 

0315, Train crash, VFX piece.

https://vimeo.com/96804174

 

Whispers of the Ocean, Short film, VFX piece.

https://vimeo.com/96795815

 

 

3D Animation

 

The Barbarian Library, 3D Animation

https://vimeo.com/96801059

 

 

2D Animation

The Catch, 2D Animation

https://vimeo.com/96795816

 

A Fist Full of Amateurs, 2D Animation

https://vimeo.com/96803460

 

Aurora, 2D Animation

https://vimeo.com/96795811

Edited by littleclaude

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A mixed selection of examples from this years showreels to show you the range of students skills.
 
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Hunters Tale is almost finished,
 
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More information on his project here - https://www.facebook.com/hunterstale
 
Here is his book
 
 
A few WIP shots from another summer MA project, more to come soon.
 
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