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Derby College

Computer Games Design

UCAS Code: I101

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of 48 UCAS points or an Advanced Diploma, NVQ Level 3, Access to HE qualification or the equivalent.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

This course will prepare you for a career in the digital animation and games design industries. You will develop a range of creative and technical skills including computer games platform fundamentals and storytelling techniques. You will also develop your academic skills and knowledge/understanding of the creative industries.

You will use industry standard software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Master Collection), Maya 3D and Unity. You will develop the skills required to take your creative ideas from initial stages to the final product.

Throughout the programme, you will complete a range of live projects and receive expert guidance from experienced lecturers and industry professionals.

The course will be delivered in 12 hours each week and taught in dedicated studio facilities. Delivery will consist of lectures, seminars, studio practice, online research and industrial engagement.

You will be able to put learnt skills into practice through completion of project-based assignment, self-directed and online study that will enhance your own personal and professional development. You will be expected to undertake at least a further ten hours of self-study a week in addition to the taught hours.

The programme consists of eight units including Computer Games Studies, Research Techniques for Creative Media, and 3D Game Engines.

This programme is regulated by HEFCE and awarded by Pearson Edexcel. On satisfactory completion of the course, you will be awarded the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Creative Media Production

This programme will run with a minimum of ten students.

Modules

Units include:
•Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production
•Research Techniques for Creative Media Production
•Practical Skills for Computer Game Design
•Computer Games Studies
•Computer Games Techniques
•3D Computer Game Engines
•Music and Sound for Computer Games
•Computer Game Storytelling Techniques

Assessment methods

While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods: assignments, reports, individual presentations, group presentations, interactive displays, seminars and case studies. All assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the industry while incorporating personal and professional skills.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,500
per year
EU
£6,500
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,500
per year
Scotland
£6,500
per year
Wales
£6,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Joseph Wright Centre

Department:

Learning and Development

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