University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds City College

Game Development

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Course summary

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Our foundation degree in Game Development is tailored to prepare you for employment within the games industry. You will focus on developing games bringing both the artistic and programming aspects together. With this understanding you will create games, effects and mechanics helping to form a game from its conception to its creation. You will be taught a variety of subjects that will support you in developing multiple skills in order for you to be able to create and release a game. You will work alongside peers from multiple disciplines to ensure the projects you create reflect industry practice. This course covers: •Prop Creation •Game Environments •Game Engines such as Unity & Unreal •C# & C++ •Group Projects •Special Effects •Game Theory As you progress through the course, you will explore not only the current trends of games and their design but also delve into the past game history, looking at popular culture and mechanics that have evolved throughout the years. You will explore and analyse Game Design and Gameplay to understand the context to the work you are creating and to ensure you gain a deeper understanding of game creation. Through the understanding of multiple disciplines within the industry you will be able to independently create games and become an Indie Developer with the prospect of setting up a games company with peers or by yourself. You will understand how to critically analyse and engage through your work and apply your knowledge to the creation of a game as the industry requires. 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 Introduction to 3D (20 Credits) Visual Design (20 Credits) Game Engine Utilisation (20 Credits) Project 1 (20 Credits) Principles of Gameplay (20 Credits) Professional Development (20 Credits) Level 5 Game Engine Development (20 Credits) Prototyping (20 Credits) Project 2 (20 Credits) Visual Effects (20 Credits) Employability Skills (20 Credits) Principles of Games Design (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 codeI6M0
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.

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 Development at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS