Bedford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

HND Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) (Bedford)

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Course summary

This course will enable you to develop 2D and 3D digital skills for concept art, character animation and interface design. The HND will enable you to work with greater independence and autonomy. The Professional Practice and a knowledge of the industry will be a key feature of the HND. The course is supported by a series of technical and creative workshops. There is an opportunity to for optional cultural visits abroad to destinations such as Berlin and Amsterdam. You will work in a purpose built studio equipped with industry software tools including Adobe Animate Adobe Photoshop Autodesk Maya Maxob Cinema 4D Unity Unreal 4 On completion of the HND you can move directly into employment within the 3D modelling or animation industry, or alternatively top-up your qualification to a full Bachelor's degree with further study at university.

Course details


Modules may include: •Visual Communication in Art and Design •Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design •Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design •Professional Practice in art and Design •Project Design, Implementation and evaluation •Interactive Media Design and Prototyping •Animation Techniques for Interactive in Art and Design •3D Computer Modelling and Animation •Computer Programming Principles •Interactive Media Technology •Computing Fundamentals •2D, 3D and Time-Based Digital Applications •Digital Media in Art and Design •Digital Image Creation and Development •Drawing Techniques and Processes in Art and Design •Communication with Images in Art and Design.

Assessment method

Assessment of assignments.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

To begin this course you will need a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, or a National Diploma in an Art & Design subject, or an equivalent Level 3 qualification, or relevant professional experience. You will need to have successfully completed the HNC. Applicants from A-Level programmes displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered, as will mature students, who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to present a portfolio of your creative work, including sketchbooks.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5985 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5985 Year 1
Scotland £5985 Year 1
Wales £5985 Year 1

Additional fee information

Resource fee of £150 to cover an animation related trip/visit and specialist animation paper.
HND Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) (Bedford) at Bedford College Group - UCAS