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

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

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, Codemasters, Team17 Digital and Ben Dare from Ubisoft Toronto will enhance your awareness of the career opportunities open to you.  

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. Gain valuable time in industry and practise developing content based on professional briefs through our placement scheme
  2. Showcase your work in front of leading employers at the end of year degree show, where past students have secured job offers
  3. Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses

Leeds School of Arts ‘When I feel like I’m sinking’ is a poem to mark the opening of the Leeds School of Arts building at Leeds Beckett University. Recited by the poet and Leeds Beckett graduate, Zodwa Nyoni, this short film showcases the creative work produced by our Performing Arts, Music and Sound, Filmmaking, and Creative Technologies students and graduates.

Leeds School of Arts