HND Games Design & Animation is a skills-based course that provides the practical expertise and employability skills needed within the multi-billion-pound Games Industry. You will be able to focus on you own individual projects, creating 2D, 3D and XR games to develop your own portfolio and personal game style. You’ll also work in small agile groups, where you will perform multiple roles to have a greater ownership of what you have created. You will be working on live briefs from the gaming industry, the course will provide you with the necessary game development, designing, animating and scripting skills. It is a challenging programme, which focusses on developing your core artistic, design, and technical skills including the creation of animation rigging and game content using Unity, Autodesk Maya, and the Adobe Creative Suite. With access to excellent facilities and free high-end technology (including an educational license grant provided by Unity), support from experienced staff with industry links, you will succeed with the skills and tools needed to top-up your degree or jump into industry.
You will learn the fundamental concepts of gameplay, design, prototyping and scripting. Learn key drawing skills, visual design skills, conceptual approaches and software enabling you to develop video games. As well as this, you will gain a solid grounding into the principles and processes of Animation for video games and be introduced to traditional animation techniques and software. You will produce digital and non-digital outcomes demonstrating your technical understanding and conceptual skills. Cor Games Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cor.games Units of study for the HND Games Design & Animation course are: Year One • Individual Project (Pearson-set) • Creative Media Industry • Professional Practice • Game Development Practices • Games in Context • Game Design • Principles of Animation • Art Development Year Two • Collaborative Project (Pearson-set) • Personal Professional Development • Advanced Games Development Studies • Advanced Animation • Advanced 3D Modelling • Narrative • Environment & Level Design
You will be assessed through course work alone. Grades are awarded for evidence of professionalism, research, technical skills, analysis and communication skills. Work is graded through a Pass, Merit and Distinction framework.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6165||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6165||Year 1|