Gloucestershire College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Games Development

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Course summary

The HNC in Games Development, awarding body Pearson Educational Ltd. is based at our Cheltenham Campus. The course provides a solid grounding in games design and development. The course combines theory with practice, providing opportunities to learn industry standard creative computing skills. The course is designed to facilitate students’ entry into the industry, support their skills in all aspects of game development and lay a strong foundation for entry onto BA/BSc (Hons) in Game Design and development or further career opportunities and employment within the creative industry sector. This nationally recognised qualification offers direct progression into our Higher National Diploma Games Development) (HND) following the successful completion of this first year. The emphasis in teaching on the HNC is to use a mixture of practical and theoretical assignment briefs so that you can develop your chosen skills. Where possible we use ‘live’ scenarios and topics, including those provided by local businesses. The College offers excellent Computing resources, including our own departmental network and a wide range of professional software and hardware resources. Career Paths 3D Artist, Character Designer/Animator, Game Developer/Programmer, Game Content Creator, Technical Artist, Animator, Facial Animator/Rigger, Motion Editor, Visual Effects Artists, 3D Modeller/Texturer, Cinematic Animator, Environment Artist, Level Designer, Architectural Visualisation.

Course details

Modules

Mandatory Core Units: Individual Project (Pearson-set) Creative Media Industry Professional Practice Game Development Practices Games in Context Game Design Game Programming Concept Art Development Optional Units: Principles of User Experience & User Interface Design Art Development Principles of Animation Visual Effects Motion Graphics Web & App Game Development


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
GDHC
Institution code:
G45
Campus name:
Cheltenham
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature students (over 21) are welcome and encouraged to apply. Any mature applicants who do not meet the UCAS point requirement will be assessed in terms of appropriate experience, knowledge, or industry-based qualifications. We will consider prior learning, life experience, and/or work experience but also explore alternative options with you to set you on your path to your goal.

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

http://www.gloscol.ac.uk/courses-and-departments/course-details/IT2GD4/games-development-hnc%2fhnd/?BackToSearchURL=%2fsearch%2f%3frestore%3dtrue


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2
IELTS (Academic)4.5Across all skills.
TOEFL (iBT)53

To study Higher Education at Gloucestershire College, normally applicants will be required to have GCSE English and Mathematics grade 4 (C) or above (or equivalent). The College will consider Functional Skills Qualification in English and Maths at Level 2. The ability to demonstrate the required level of proficiency in English and Maths, through an appropriate assessment at the College’s discretion may be considered. All decisions are based on an applicant's individual circumstances and the College will approach each application on a case by case basis.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

If you need information about a loan for your fees and other related information, try The Student Loan Company www.slc.co.uk/services/higher-education.aspx Fees quoted on Gloscol website page are per year of study. Fees are subject to change.
Games Development at Gloucestershire College - UCAS