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Course summary

Prepare for a career in games and computer entertainment, animation, interactive environments, 3D visualisation or creative advertising. Develop the specialist skills and knowledge to enter the games, digital and creative entertainment industries. As part of your course you’ll:

  • Focus on three main areas: programming and software engineering; art, concept and asset production; and game design studies, practice and theory
  • Take products from an initial idea through the design, visualisation and technical implementation stages
  • Be encouraged to foster your individual creativity
  • Produce games based on your ideas
  • Work with other students and tutors who have a passion for games and gaming
Find out more Placement opportunities, networking events and guest lectures from industry experts such as Disney animator Aaron Blaise, Codemasters, Team17 Digital and Ben Dare from Ubisoft Toronto will enhance your awareness of the career opportunities open to you. Final year students also have the opportunity to showcase their work in front of leading employers at the end of year degree show. You can see some of their work in the Leeds School of Arts Festival. Previous years have seen many of our students gain job offers through the showcase opportunities. Why study Games Design at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 100% of BSc (Hons) graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation*
  • Gain valuable time in industry and practise developing content based on professional briefs through our placement scheme
  • Showcase your work in front of leading employers at the end of year degree show, where past students have secured job offers
  • Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses
*Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate Outcomes 20-21


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Games Design
  • Game Asset Creation
  • Game Development 1
  • Game Development 2
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Game Development 3
  • Game Animation & VFX
  • Game Studies
  • Game Environments
  • Concept Art & Visualisation
  • Group Project
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Production Project
  • Dissertation
  • Games Studio
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Games Design at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS