Leeds City College is launching a brand new course to meet the evolving needs of the digital industry.

The Level 3 Diploma in Mobile Apps and Games is the first in the Yorkshire region to combine mobile technology with desktop applications development. The course is designed to meet demand for tech experts, following the rapid increase in the use of mobile apps in business, leisure and computing sectors.

It will allow learners to explore the growing field of apps and games by designing and developing both desktop applications and mobile technology. The course will increase understanding and skills in developing contemporary applications, manipulating graphics, coding and designing user interfaces for digital marketing and businesses.

The different units of the course will lead to student developing an understanding and skill-set in using various software tools to design and develop mobile and desktop applications. 

Here are just some of the units that are covered:

  • Media representations
  • Working in the Creative Media Industry
  • Digital Media Skills
  • Pre-production Portfolio
  • Specialist Subject Investigation
  • Media Campaigns
  • Responding to a Commission
  • App Production
  • Website Production
  • Digital Games Production

You can read more on the available course units here (in English).

Arif Younus and Tim Balmforth, Curriculum Leaders in Visual and Digital Arts at Leeds City College, said: 

"In an era where everything we do in our day to day life can be modelled through mobile apps, we wanted to create a course that encapsulates this and provides students with a sound knowledge of the creative media industry alongside the essential skills that will allow them to progress in this ever growing sector."

The course combines the right balance of creativity with technical computing to achieve this and enable students to pursue a career in the industry.