Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Games Design

Prepare for a career in games and computer entertainment, animation, interactive environments, 3D visualisation or creative advertising.

Games Design

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    GW42
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Develop the specialist skills and knowledge to enter the games, digital and creative entertainment industries.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Focus on three main areas: programming and software engineering; art, concept and asset production; and game design studies, practice and theory
  • Take products from an initial idea through the design, visualisation and technical implementation stages
  • Be encouraged to foster your individual creativity
  • Produce games based on your ideas
  • Work with other students and tutors who have a passion for games and gaming
     
 

Placement opportunities, networking events and guest lectures from industry experts such as Disney animator Aaron Blaise and codemasters Team17 Digital and Dan Gray from UsTwoGames will enhance your awareness of the career opportunities open to you. 

We are also members of industry network, Game Republic, where past students have won awards from industry judges in the Student Showcase Competition.

Final year students also have the opportunity to showcase their work in front of leading employers at the end of year degree show. You can see some of their work in the Leeds School of Arts Festival. Previous years have seen many of our students gain job offers through the showcase opportunities.

 

Why study Games Design at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 92.9% of students from BSc (Hons) Games Design in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  2. Placement scheme gives you the opportunity to gain valuable time in industry, allowing you to enhance your skill in developing content based on professional briefs
  3. Take advantage of the University's Game Republic membership - regular guest lectures and video podcasts from industry experts
  4. Showcase your work in front of leading employers at the end of year degree show. Previous years have seen many of our students gain job offers through the showcase opportunities
  5. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses
  6. In the new Leeds School of Arts building you will have access to professional, industry standard facilities, along with general teaching spaces that will foster inter-disciplinary collaboration, creative talent and knowledge sharing

*Graduate Outcomes 2020

BA (Hons) Games Design | Student view Student Sofia talks about her expeirence of studying at Leeds Beckett University.

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