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Course summary

Let your imagination run wild with our Concept Art Foundation Degree. If you have a flair for creating characters, creatures and environments, this programme will take your career to the next level. Learn to visualise the ideas that modellers, animators and VFX teams will bring to life in computer games, films, comics and animation. Our creative programme will allow you to develop technical skills, refine your artistic ability and bring your visions to life. You will learn specialist skills ranging from digital art techniques to traditional drawing. This programme supports your personal development from student to artist. Working across multiple disciplines you will gain a unique insight into the industry that will allow you to understand how roles work together to create final products. Our exciting industry links will prepare you for the working world by exposing you to insight from guest lecturers and local practitioners. Based at Quarry Hill Campus, you’ll use specialist art studios and technical suites to unlock your visual ideas and craft your concepts.


Modules may include: Year 1 – Level 4 Character Design (20 credits) Approaches to Conceptualisation (20 credits) Narrative and World Building (20 credits) Concept Art in Context (20 credits) Commercial Practice (20 credits) The Creative Professional (20 credits) Year 2 – Level 5 Live Brief (40 credits) Collaboration (20 credits) Self-Directed Project (20 credits) Contemporary Issues in Concept Art (20 credits) Industry Event (20 credits)

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including: practical tasks, portfolios, essays, case studies and presentations.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Leeds City College welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. *21 years and over at the start of the course

Additional entry requirements


A successful interview and portfolio review is required.


A successful interview and portfolio review is required.

English language requirements

English Language 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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year. There are additional costs associated with certain elements of this programme, which may include: optional trips and visits, specialist equipment, and tickets. These costs will be led by the nature of the work that you produce, however you will be expected to meet the costs of production of your projects.
Concept Art at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS