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Leeds Beckett University

Games Design

UCAS Code: GW42

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

96

A minimum of 64 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Computer games design

This course will equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge to enter the games, digital and creative entertainment industries. You will focus on three main areas: programming and software engineering; art, concept and asset production; and game design studies, practice and theory.

You will take products from an initial idea through the design, visualisation and technical implementation stages. The course will foster your individual creativity, and placement opportunities, networking events and guest lectures from industry experts will enhance your awareness of the career opportunities open to you.

Modules


  • Year 1 Core Modules:

    • Game Design

    • Game Development 1

    • Game Asset Creation 1

    • Game Development 2

    • Concept Art & Visualisation 1

    • Game Asset Creation 2


  • Year 2 Core Modules:

    • Game Studies

    • Game Development 3

    • Character Animation

    • Environment Modelling

    • Concept Art & Visualisation 2

    • Group Project


  • Year 3 Core Modules:

    • Advanced 3D Visualisation

    • Game Studio

    • Production Project




    Tuition fees

    Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

    England
    £9,250
    per year
    EU
    £9,250
    per year
    International
    £10,500
    per year
    Northern Ireland
    £9,250
    per year
    Scotland
    £9,250
    per year
    Wales
    £9,250
    per year

    The Uni


    Course location:

    Headingley Campus1

    Department:

    Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering

    TEF rating:
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    What students say


    We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

    64%
    low
    Computer games design

    How do students rate their degree experience?

    The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

    Computer games and animation

    Teaching and learning

    78%
    Staff make the subject interesting
    78%
    Staff are good at explaining things
    78%
    Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
    89%
    Opportunities to apply what I've learned

    Assessment and feedback

    Feedback on work has been timely
    Feedback on work has been helpful
    Staff are contactable when needed
    Good advice available when making study choices

    Resources and organisation

    89%
    Library resources
    55%
    IT resources
    89%
    Course specific equipment and facilities
    47%
    Course is well organised and has run smoothly

    Student voice

    Staff value students' opinions

    Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

    95%
    UK students
    5%
    International students
    88%
    Male students
    12%
    Female students
    82%
    2:1 or above
    23%
    Drop out rate

    After graduation


    The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

    Computer games and animation

    What are graduates doing after six months?

    This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

    £21,000
    med
    Average annual salary
    84%
    med
    Employed or in further education
    100%
    med
    Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

    Top job areas of graduates

    31%
    Information technology and telecommunications professionals
    11%
    Other elementary services occupations
    9%
    Design occupations

    This is a relatively new subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. Gaming is a growing industry, and if it continues to grow we should see the rather high unemployment rate coming down over the next few years. Much the most common jobs for graduates who do get work after six months are in programming roles - but as things stand, be aware that jobs in the field are very competitive and personal contacts - either through family, friends or via specialist employment agencies - are a crucial way into the industry so be prepared to talk as well as code!

    What about your long term prospects?

    Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

    Computer games design

    The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

    £20k

    £20k

    £25k

    £25k

    £23k

    £23k

    Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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