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Game Development

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

UCAS Code: I6M0 | Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:0,P:45

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

48

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Computer games design

Develop the creative and logical skills needed to develop games that excite and delight gamers around the world. Our Game Development Foundation Degree covers 2D and 3D asset creation, game environments, game engines, programming languages, special effects, game theory and more, giving you all the skills you need to create your own games.

Blend artistic and programming elements to create games, effects and mechanics that when combined, help to form a game from the concept stage through to creation. You will explore game trends, game history and popular culture and mechanics. Additionally, you will explore and analyse game design and gameplay.

You will work across a variety of projects, developing multiple games design skills, understanding the theory of play and underpinning your designs and creations with practical 3D, 2D and programming knowledge. You will create game ready assets and environments and will script in game engines such as Unity and Unreal to make playable games.

By gaining an understanding of multiple disciplines, you will become an indie games developer able to produce games from scratch. To reflect industry practice we promote the use of agile workflows and industry events such as Game Jams and Game Societies.

Modules

Modules may include:

Level 4

Introduction to 3D – You will be introduced to 3D modelling software, skills, techniques and pipelines.

Visual Design – Explore and understand the techniques used to create artwork within the Games industry.

Game Creation – You will learn how to utilise multiple engines to create and develop your own individual game or game level.

Project 1 – Working together as a team to create, develop and produce a game, game level or experience. Collaborating with students from other courses and specialisms.

Principles of Gameplay – You will explore and analyse existing games to understand the core functionalities and gameplay properties that are used to create engaging and immersive experiences.

Professional Development – Learn about the academic requirements of University whilst contextualising this research for games.

Game Engine Development – You will develop your skills further within game engines and create your own game or experience using advanced techniques.

Prototyping – You will learn and go through the process of Prototyping and its importance within games.

Project 2 – Working together as a team to create, develop and produce a game, game level or experience. Collaborating with students from other courses and specialisms.

Visual Effects – You will learn how to create visual effects within a game engine to create explosive particles to intricate shader based systems.

Employability Skills – You will develop the softer skills to prepare you for a job in the industry, learning how to pitch and present yourselves in a professional manner.

Principles of Games Design – You will develop your understanding of principles of games, creating your own game and design with no limitations.

Assessment methods

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.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,950
per year
Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

University Centre

Harrogate College

Department:

University Centre

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