Games Development at Gloucestershire College - UCAS

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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.

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

Assessment method

Modules are assessed with a combination of practical coursework and recorded presentations. The coursework can vary from practical game projects, programming, 3D modelling to written reports.


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

Gloucestershire College welcome any other/combinations of relevant qualifications that are comparable and/or equivalent to the typical course entry requirements. Applicants that do not have recognised qualifications may still meet course entry requirements through alternative methods of assessment at the College’s discretion. All queries regarding course entry criteria including the equivalency of qualifications and exceptional extenuating circumstances should be directed by email to the Admissions Department through [email protected].

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

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

Additional entry requirements

Other

To study Higher Education at Gloucestershire College, normally applicants will be required to have GCSE English and Mathematics grade 4 (C) or above or have comparable/equivalent qualifications.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2
IELTS (Academic)5.5Across all skills.
TOEFL (iBT)53

The College also accepts a range of international English qualifications and English language tests that demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. 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 course offer decisions are based on an applicant's individual circumstances and the College will approach each application on a case by case basis.

English Language Requirements - GC Website

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


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7400 Year 1
Scotland £7400 Year 1
Wales £7400 Year 1

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.

Sponsorship 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