Game Technology courses

Limerick Institute of Technology

Game Art & Design – Bsc (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology

  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : € 10,250 Per Year
  • IELTS : 5.5
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0

About Game Art & Design – Bsc (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology

What is the programme about?

The B.Sc. (Honours) in Game Art & Design targets the creative needs of the games industry by producing graduates who can develop high quality game content, design game levels and work with industry leading content creation tools, scripting languages and game engines. 

In addition to developing student’s artistic skills, students of the programme acquire the skills to produce compelling game content for various gaming applications and platforms. The graduates of this programme possess a well-developed understanding of both the creative and technical processes involved in producing game content. 

The B.Sc. (Honours) in Game Art & Design is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in the games industry as games artists, content creators and designers. The programme embodies the multidisciplinary nature of the games sector and seeks to address the demand for game art & design skills both nationally and internationally.

Who is the programme suited to?

The programme is suited to individuals with an artistic ability who wish to work in the games industry as game artists, content creators and designers by combining their artistic creativity with technical know-how.

Top 3 Reasons

1. With state of the art facilities and an abundance of links to the games and animation industries, LIT LSAD Clonmel’s Game Art and Design programme is your best choice for a career in the areas of game art, game content creation and game level design.

2. Take lectures with industry professionals from leading game development and animation companies. Gain valuable work experience in game studios, create industry standard game content and collaborate with professionals.

3. Graduates will have exciting opportunities in areas such as Game Design, Animation for Games, Concept Design, Creature/Character Modelling for Games, Environment Design and many others.

Class Contact Hours

Year 1: 24 hours per week 
Year 2: 24 hours per week 
Year 3: 21 hours per week 
Year 4: 9.5 hours per week

Want More?

Pen & Pixel Exhibition

LIT LSAD Clonmel hosts the ‘Pen & Pixel’ exhibition annually; a digital media festival that brings our Game Art and Design, Digital Animation and Creative Multimedia students face to face with industry specialists. 

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Jobs Include

This programme produces graduates with an excellent knowledge and understanding of game design, level design, game content creation, game engines and scripting. This makes our graduates suitable for employment in the gaming, animation and visual effects sectors. 

The combination of creative and technical skills on the programme will ensure you are a versatile graduate who can fulfil more than one role in any organisation, thus making you highly employable in the industry.

Creative Artists with a strong technical foundation are highly sought after in the industry. 
Positions for graduates may include:


  1. 2D, 3D animation generalist
  2. Creature Animator
  3. Character Animator
  4. 2D/3D Rigging
  5. Creature FX animation
  6. Lead Technical Animator

2D Designer/Concept Artist:

  1. Character Concept Artist
  2. Environment Concept Artist
  3. Texture Artist
  4. Storyboard & Layout
  5. Matte Painting

3D Modelling:

  1. Character Modeller for Games
  2. Creature Modeller for Games
  3. Modelling Technical/Lead Artist
  4. Senior Asset Artist

Technical Artist:

  1. Lighting Artist
  2. Lead Lighting and Look Development
  3. Environment Artist
  4. FX Artist

Game Design:

  1. Lead Game Designer,
  2. Level Designer,
  3. User Interface Designer,

Further Studies

Students who successfully complete the BSc (Honours) in Game Art and Design will be eligible for a wide range of taught and research Level 9 Masters programmes in Ireland and abroad.

Entry Requirement

Leaving Certificate (2018): The minimum entry requirements for standard entrance are a minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. Applicants must also present of a portfolio of selected work for assessment.

FETA Applicants: The following entry arrangements will apply to graduates of QQI FETA (Formerly FETAC) programmes seeking admission to programmes at Institutes of Technology. The minimum entry requirement for graduates of FETAC (NCVA level 5 or 6) awards to Higher Certificate (QQI level 6) programmes is a full QQI FETAC (level 5 or 6) award including a distinction grade in at least three modules. Applicants must also present a portfolio of selected work for assessment.

Awarded Points for entry are based a combination of Leaving Certificate/FETA QQI results and Portfolio Assessment results.

Mature Applicants: Refer to Admissions Office for further information at Mature Applicants must also present a portfolio of selected work for assessment.

Entry Procedure

Applicants must apply via the CAO. CAO code for the B.Sc. (Honours) in Game Art and Design is LC502.

All applicants will be contacted inviting them to a portfolio assessment. If you have any queries about the application process please feel free to contact the course leader, Mr John Hannafin email: or telephone +353 (0)504 28454


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Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 10,250


€ 10,250