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North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Creative Media (Games Development)

UCAS Code: P310

Higher National Diploma - HND

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2.0years

Full-time | 2020

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 in 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.

**Course cost: £5950 per year
Duration: 2 Years
Credit Value: 240**

**Course Units**
**Year 1:**
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

Year 2:
Collaborative Project (Pearson-Set)
Personal Professional Development
Advanced Game Development Studies
Mobile Game Development
Advanced Animation
Narrative
Environment & Level Design

**Entry Requirements**
64 UCAS Points

**Course Assessment**
The work is entirely coursework based, there are no exams. Unit 1 and Unit 36 may be marked by an external assessor. All other units are internally assessed by the tutor.

**Progression Opportunities**
**By the end of the course you will be able 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

**Additional Costs and Information**
We have a suite of high-end gaming computers and a HTC Vive Virtual Reality kit and our HE Hub, a space designed exclusively for HE students to have a place to study when not in a session.

There may be several trips across the period of the course, an average these usually cost around £20 each. One example of the trips we do is to EGX Rezzed in London, a gaming convention where you can meet developers and other industry professionals and play upcoming games.

**www.nwslc.ac.uk
0330 058 3000
[email protected]**

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Course location:

Hinckley Campus

Department:

Music, Media and Performing Arts

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