University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds City College

Game Art

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Course summary

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Get ready to delve into the exciting world of video games with our new Game Art Foundation Degree. You will explore prop creation, game environment creation, modular assets, high polygon sculpture and character art as you learn to create assets in a variety of workflows and styles. Work alongside peers to ensure your projects reflect industry practice. About this course Explore current art trends and technological updates ensuring you stay updated with industry game art changes. You will learn how to critically analyse artwork and engage through your own game art creations.To reflect industry practice we promote the use of agile workflows and industry events such as Game Jams and Game Societies. As you progress through this course you will work across a wide range of projects, developing the workflows required to create game-ready assets. You will create environments and props and will sculpt realistic game characters. Additionally, you’ll learn how to implement these assets into a game engine, bringing your creations to life. We emphasise employability so your studies will be tailored to meet industry standards and adopt industry workflows. You will use professional software and tools to create game art and will render high-quality images for use within your professional portfolio.

Course details


Modules may include: Year 1 Introduction to 3D, Visual Design, Digital Sculpting, Project 1, Principles of Gameplay, Professional Development. Year 2 Advanced 3D, Character Art, Project 2, Art for Emerging Technologies, Employability Skills.

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 that they have 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

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Application codes

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Course codeI710
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
A level DD Two D grades at A Level, one of which to be in a relevant subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP In a relevant subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits Overall pass with 60 credits, with 24 credits to be at a Merit grade in a relevant subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP In a relevant subject.

Additional entry requirements


A successful interview and portfolio is required for this course.


A successful interview and portfolio is required for this course.

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.

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.
Game Art at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS