University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Computer Games (Concept Art) (Top Up)

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Course summary

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The Computer Games (Concept Art) prepares you for employment within the games and arts industries. You will specialise within the field of games concept art, learning how to critically analyse and develop detailed worlds, stories and characters for use in an interactive graphical format. This course covers areas such as the following:

  • Character design.
  • Environment design.
  • Comic art.
  • Storyboarding.
  • Creature design.
  • Key art.
  • Thumbnails.
  • Weapons.
  • Props.
On this course you will design and develop interactive and visually stunning projects that allow you to fully explore your creative skillset. The major project module will enable you to pursue your specialism within concept art by focusing on a large-scale practical project while adding to existing research in the field of concept art. Additionally, you will explore and analyse issues within the industry and contextualise these to try and create solutions. To reflect industry practice, we promote the use of agile workflows and promote events such as Game Jams and Game Societies. We focus on employability, so work is tailored to match and meet industry standards while adopting industry workflows. We emphasise personal development, encouraging you to work with industry standard software and tools to create artwork.

Course details


Modules may include: Level 6 - Interactive Graphic Novel, Major Project, Research, Indie Game Enterprise.

Assessment method

Modules will be formally assessed and graded through a range of methods, including: •Practical demonstrations, •Portfolios, •Reflections, •Case studies, •Solo and group projects, •Evaluations, •Academic posters. This range of activities provides the opportunity for everyone to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course of their studies.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeI6M2
Institution code L21
Campus nameUniversity Centre
Campus code1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
HND (BTEC) Not accepted

A typical offer is likely to be a 50% average at Foundation Degree or an overall 50% or Pass grade on a relevant HND,

Additional entry requirements



All students are to present a portfolio and supporting academic text. This is undertaken during an interview or correspondence for distance applicants.

English language requirements

English GCSE is desirable English Language at grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year.
Computer Games (Concept Art) (Top Up) at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS