Falmouth University

Falmouth University

Associate Lecturer: Game Art

About The Role

With 120 years' creative arts experience, we are on a quest to offer the highest standards of teaching and professional facilities, as well as a vibrant creative community. With over 7,000 students, our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and postgraduate research represents the breadth of the creative industries, from art, design and fashion, to games, music, film and business.

Our mission is to deliver exceptional higher education and research, harnessing the fusion of creativity and technology as foundations of the future economy. We use our knowledge and expertise in these disciplines to generate positive and sustainable opportunities for all.

In support of this, Falmouth University's Games Academy has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Lecturer in Game Art to join its dynamic teaching team. This role will teach across our BA(Hons) Game Art and Game Development Art Programmes. In addition, you may also be teaching on our MA Game Art programme. Falmouth's innovative Game Development degrees allow students to work in multidisciplinary creative teams to make game projects, with routes including artists, animators, designers, writers, audio and programmers.

Duties are primarily to deliver teaching material in our timetabled sessions and to support the students in our various Game Art Workshops. In addition, you will be supervising Game Development teams, guiding them through the game development process. It's an exciting time to be joining us as we grow as a University and continue to offer quality led, relevant courses for our students.

About You

This role would really suit a current working Game Artist or a recent graduate of a Game Art/Games Development program with experience of freelance or contract work, as the role offers a certain amount of flexibility.

We are looking to hear from candidates who have the following skills/experience:

  • Good understanding of the role of a Game Artist
  • A good understanding of the Game Development Process
  • Confidence with implementation in Unreal and/or Unity Game Engines
  • Confidence in Concept Art development for Games using Adobe software.
  • Confidence in Character Art development using ZBrush and Autodesk Maya.
  • Experience working on game projects or similar
  • Familiarity with Agile project management
  • For further details on the skills/experience required for this role, please see the full job description above.

    If you are looking to have an informal discussion about the vacancy ahead of applying, please email [email protected]

    The closing date for this position is Wednesday 20 September 2023.

    About Us

    There couldn't be a better time to work with us at Falmouth University. For more than a hundred years, we've been at the forefront of creativity and innovation. Building on that heritage, we're now harnessing the power of digital technology to ensure we're making an impact in the future economy. We are passionate about ideas and innovation. Our approach is rooted in collaboration and transdisciplinary working, believing that only together can we deliver the bold thinking that will solve the most complex issues of our time.

    In return for you hard work and commitment, we offer excellent facilities and benefits, including:

    - Teachers' Pension Scheme

    - Annual salary increments (Until top of grade reached)

    - Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay/Adoption Pay

    - Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (Tusker) - Salary Sacrifice Cycle Scheme

    - Salary Sacrifice Smart Tech Scheme Full details on our employee benefits can be found on our careers page www. falmouth.ac.uk/jobs. Alongside these benefits we offer a first class working environment across our campuses with all the facilities you would expect from a leading University.

    Falmouth University welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

    Job details


    Associate Lecturer: Game Art


    Falmouth University


    United Kingdom


    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 20, 2023

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Computer Science

    About the employer

    Falmouth University is a multi-arts university in the south-west coastline of England in Cornwall. It is based across two campuses, one in Falmouth and the other in the close by town of Penryn. It was at first established in 1902 and later officially became a university in 2012. Apart from traditional fine art subjects, it currently offers degrees in advertising, architecture performance and marketing. In recent years, Falmouth has seen significant progress and investment where a new media centre has been established in 2017 covering photography and animation courses. With the association of the University of Exeter which carries out research on digital economy and sustainable, the organization has opened a library and teaching space named The Exchange. Falmouth students have recently positioned the university first in the UK for campus environment, library administrations and student welfare in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Its arrangement of courses covers the broadness of the creative industries, from art, design and fashion to gaming, music and film.

    Students have access to proficient standard creative facilities. At Falmouth University, they work in association with various specialist institutions from the UK and around the globe. The organizations make more opportunities for students, ensuring access to excellent higher education in the creative sectors. Their chosen partners share the values and quality guidelines. They incorporate higher, further and private schooling providers globally and in the UK, who offer courses at varying levels and in differing modes. Students start their studies with either Falmouth University or a partner association but transfer to the next organization part-way through to finish their studies. Toward the end of their studies, they get grants from both Falmouth University and the partner association.

    Academic Skills Group gives advice on the abilities required for academic study. Consultants can converse with students about everything from essay writing and time management to giving presentations and planning, research and writing dissertations. Student guides train second or third-year students from each course. Each new undergraduate student has a student coach, acting as a friendly face and point of for any inquiry they may have during their first year at Falmouth. Course facilities incorporate performance and recording studios, proficient standard photography facilities, excellent computerized manufacturing technology and a TV studio and display.

    Students can personally visit the employability group at both campuses for careers advice and guidance. Support incorporates help with finding part-time work while at college, placement and internship opportunities, advice with CVs, applications, interviews, freelance work and starting a business. Falmouth additionally offers opportunities to study or work abroad as a major aspect of a degree. The Erasmus and Study Abroad Group can support students in arranging this enhancing experience.

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