Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson EDI

Creative Media Production (Games/Animation/VFX

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Course summary

The full-time BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in VFX, is designed to equip learners with the appropriate range of specialist knowledge, understanding, skills and motivation to succeed in the industry of Games, Animation or VFX. Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer and are lessons are delivered in our state of the art ‘Games Hub’ Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer. Details of the course timetable will be available at induction.

Course details


The course is made up of 16 units. Units are grouped together into larger modules of learning to provide a vocational learning experience. Year 1 (HNC) U1: Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production U2: Research Techniques for Creative Media Production U9: Practical Skills for Computer Game Design U14: Computer Game Studies U75: Computer Game Design Techniques U69: 3D Modelling for Computer Games U51: Computer Game Storytelling Techniques U52: Ideas Generation for Computer Games Year 2 (HND) U3: Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation U4: Special Subject Investigation for Creative Media Production U18: Career Development for the Computer Games Industry U49: 3D Computer Game Engines U71: 3D Animation for Computer Games U74: Production Techniques for Computer Games U76: Level Design for Computer Games U80: Work Experience in the Creative Media Sector

Assessment method

Assessment Assessment is by coursework. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by lecturers. Grades awarded are pass, merit or distinction. There is no overall grade awarded for this qualification. The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature students without suitable academic entry requirements will be considered in light of relevant occupational experience

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Additional entry requirements


Portfolio of design work.

English language requirements

For overseas students IELTS 6.5 is required.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6800 Year 1
Scotland £6800 Year 1
Wales £6800 Year 1
Channel Islands £6800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Media Production (Games/Animation/VFX at NESCOT - UCAS