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University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Computer Games (Concept Art)

UCAS Code: I6M3

Foundation Degree - FD

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2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Computer games graphics

Computer games programming

The Foundation Degree in Computer Games (Concept Art) is designed to allow students to build knowledge and experience to find their place in the world of computer game design.

This is a specialist pathway for people wishing to learn skills in Concept Art for Computer Games. You will develop skills in developing digital concept art as well as more traditional art practises, such as, life drawing and observational drawing.

Working across a number of disciplines, students will experience the full range of job roles in the game industry and gain an understanding of how these roles work together to produce innovative, engaging games.

Students will have the opportunity to devise their own game mechanics and assets, developing skills in a number of creative and technical disciplines to create well realised, playable games. There will be a strong emphasis on professional development and employability, encouraging students to work to industry standards in real world contexts.

Modules

Modules are likely to include:

Level 4

Concept Art for Games (40 Credits)
Drawing Practice (20 Credits)
Games Mechanics (20 Credits)
Game Production Management (20 Credits)
Professional Development (20 Credits)

 Level 5

Approaches to Conceptualising (20 Credits)
Digital Concept Art (40 Credits)
Contextual Games Narrative (20 Credits)
Working in the Computer Games Industry (20 Credits)
Collaborative Practice (20 Credits)

Assessment methods

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

The Uni


Course location:

Quarry Hill Campus

Department:

University Centre

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