Foundation Degree Game Development

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.

Upon completion of this Foundation Degree, students can choose to progress to a full BSc (Hons) Game Development and Production Top-up Degree. This program includes an additional year of study for full-time students and two years for part-time students.

This course is validated by Luminate Education Group

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game republic

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£7,950 Full Time - For home students commencing study in 2023

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University Centre Leeds

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Start Date

18th September 2023

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2 years full-time

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: I6M0
Institution code: L21

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Study Mode

Full time