Higher National Diploma (HND) in
Creative Media Production (Game Development)

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The structure of this HND programme revolves around a core of games design, 3D modelling and game engines. These skills will allow you to slot easily into a larger games design studio or begin to create your own indie games. Your knowledge will be backed up by learning how to use industry-standard software, including 3ds Max, Unreal Engine 4, and Adobe Creative Cloud. Additional units will explore the theory behind narratology and ludology, and how the two interact. You will be expected to manage your own workload and commit to a level of self-directed study; however, support will be continually available from our experienced team. You will also be invited to take part in study skills development sessions, which will enable you to gain valuable academic skills for this Higher Education programme.

Course Content

This HND programme is geared towards you gaining the required skills, understanding and confidence to begin your career in the games industry, or continue the path into Higher Education. This two-year, full-time course combines theoretical understanding with practical sessions and aims to prepare you for the complex challenges that exist within the field of games design. You will utilise the most up-to-date hardware and software that will enable you to develop a career in the games industry.

Modules

YEAR 1
- Individual Project
- Creative Media Industry
- Professional Practice
- 3D Modelling
- Game Development Practices
- Games in Context
- Game Design
- Optional: Art Development or
- Principles of User Experience &
- User Interface Design

YEAR 2
- Collaborative Project
- Personal Professional Development
- Advanced Game Development
- Studies
- Advanced 3D Modelling
- Narrative
- Environment & Level Design
- Optional: Mobile Game
- Development or Scripting for Games or Asset Capture & Management
*All modules subject to change*

Entry Requirements

At least 64 UCAS points from three A Level subjects with a mathematical or analytical bias OR a Level 3 BTEC qualification in a relevant computing or interactive mediabased discipline.

Progression Opportunities

Using the subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills acquired on this course, you may choose to enter employment directly or continue studying at a university to complete a ‘top-up’ degree.

Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts

Dates:

  • September 2019

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)

Level:

5

Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs: (Per Year)

  • Full Time (FT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £7,395.00
  • Non EU: £7395

Please contact the HE Student Registry for more information.

UCAS Code:

I620

College Course Code:

  • 19/20HFK0011

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