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Creative Media (Games Development)

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

UCAS Code: P310 | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

A-Levels in Media/Games Design or something similar

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSE's at grade 4 (C) or equivalent

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

The UK computer games sector is on an upward trend, set to be worth over £5BN by 2021. With the accessibility of gaming via mobile devices increasing its popularity, around half the UK population plays regularly. You may have an ambition to devise and develop the next League of Legends or Minecraft, but jobs within the gaming sector also extend to design and artwork, as well as technical roles working on middleware, virtual machines and customisable games engines. The HND in Games Development will take you through all the stages of game development from initial idea to final release.

You will learn about 3D modelling and human-computer interfaces and even get the chance to see your ideas come to life using our HTC Vive virtual reality kit..

**By the end of the course you will know how to:**
Use 3D modelling software to create assets for video games
Use 3D computer game engines such as Unreal Engine 4 and Unity
Understand various game design techniques and practices
Design and implement User Interfaces (Heads up displays, menu screens etc.)
Design and produce 3D Environments for video games
Use 3D Animation software to create animations for video games
Create a narrative for a video game

**Progression Opportunities**
Progression on to a Level 6 BA Degree or employment within the sector.

Modules

Individual Project (Pearson-Set)
Creative Media Industry
Professional Practice
Game Development Practices
Games in Context
Game Design
3D Modelling
Principles of User Experience & User Interface Design
Collaborative Project
Personal Professional Development
Advanced Game Development Studies
Mobile Game Development
Advanced Animation
Narrative
Environment & Level Design

Assessment methods

The work is entirely coursework based, there are no exams. There is a potential some units may be marked by an external assessor. All other units are internally assessed by the tutor.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£5,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,950
per year
Scotland
£5,950
per year
Wales
£5,950
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hinckley Campus

Department:

Music, Media and Performing Arts

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