University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds City College

Game Programming

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Course summary

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Our foundation degree in Game Programming is tailored to prepare you for employment within the games industry. You will specialise within the field of Game Programming, learning how to programme using industry standard software whilst also learning how to contextualise this knowledge in the utilisation of game engines. You will work alongside peers from multiple disciplines to ensure the projects you create reflect industry practice. This course covers: •C# & C++ •Computational Mathematics •Artificial Intelligence •Game Engines such as Unity & Unreal •Physics •VR & AR •Game Theory •Group Game Development Projects As you progress through the course, you will explore multiple languages and look at developments and changes of systems within engines. You will also look into the latest technological updates to ensure you stay up to date with the industrial changes. You will explore and analyse Gameplay to understand the context of the work you are creating and to ensure you gain a deeper understanding of game creation. Reflecting 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 whilst also adopting industry workflows. We emphasise personal development, encouraging you to work with industry standard software and tools to create games.

Course details


Modules may include: Level 4 Principles of Programming (20 Credits) Game Engine Utilisation (40 Credits) Project 1 (20 Credits) Principles of Gameplay (20 Credits) Professional Development (20 Credits) Level 5 Advanced Games Programming (20 Credits) Game Engine Development (20 Credits) Project 2 (20 Credits) Introduction to AI (20 Credits) Employability Skills (20 Credits) Emerging Technologies (20 Credits)

Assessment method

Modules will be formally assessed and graded through a range of methods, including: •Practical Demonstrations •Portfolios •Reflections •Case Studies •Solo & 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

*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 codeI620
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 One of which to be in a relavent subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP To be in a relevant subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 0 credits P: 45 credits A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP To be in a relevant subject.

Additional entry requirements


A successful interview where you will be asked to present a portfolio of work is required.


A successful interview where you will be asked to present a portfolio of work is required.


University Centre Leeds 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

English language requirements

Desirable - 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 Programming at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS