North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Creative Media (Games Development)

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Course summary

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.

Course details

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 method

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.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P310
Institution code:
N79
Campus name:
Hinckley Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information please contact us on: 0330 058 3000 [email protected]

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.nwslc.ac.uk/course/hnd-creative-media-production-film-television/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
75%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1

Additional fee 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.
Creative Media (Games Development) at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - UCAS