City College Plymouth

FdA Game Design and Production

We are a College with a national reputation for promoting enterprise, employability and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Study in a friendly, supportive higher education community with dedicated and enthusiastic lecturers delivering courses designed with employers, ensuring that you graduate with industry-relevant skills and knowledge. In 2017, the College was awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award for our university-level provision.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CITY1048 Conceptual Game Design

    • CITY1096 Human Computer Interaction

    • CITY1114 Programming for Games

      An understanding of the general principles and concepts of games programming will allow learners to apply 2D and 3D programing methods used in games.

    • CITY1121 Programming Concepts 

      An understanding of the general principles and concepts of programming will allow learners to create simple programs and test applications and produce appropriate documentation for simple applications

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • CITY1097 2D and 3D Art for Computer Games

    • CITY1113 Game Narrative and Contextual Play

      An understanding of methods for implementing narrative through the contextualisation of game play and the game environment.

    • CITY2104 Game Semiotics

    • CITY2125 Game Engines

      An understanding of methods for implementing narrative through the contextualisation of game play and the game environment

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CITY2043 Game Platforms

    • CITY2045 Game Production

    • CITY2126 Sound and Animation

      This module aims to develop a critical understanding of the role of sound and animation in the psychology of video games and immersion of play. Students will learn techniques for creating immersive sounds and music for their video games. Students will learn the principles of animation and rigging of 3D objects for inclusion in video games.

    • CITY2127 Promotion and Enterprise

      To enable learners to understand the nature of the game industry, in order to identify areas for commercial development. To promote virtual networking, social media and promotion techniques in order to construct their own social networks and structures for the promotion and marketing of own game.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

Our partnership with City College Plymouth

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with City College Plymouth

Just one-and-a-half miles from Plymouth University, we’re one of the largest colleges in the South West, with two main sites linked by shuttle buses, with a dynamic Students’ Union and Student Liaison Team.

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