New College, Swindon

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Creative Media Production (Game Development)

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Course summary

Throughout this course you will combine theoretical and practical assignments to create your own game designs and animation artefacts. You will learn the processes involved in creating games as well as studying how the games design industry works, by looking at key players in this exciting industry, through both AAA games companies and emerging indie games developers. You will get the chance to pitch your own ideas and create your own artefacts as portfolio pieces to use as a strong foundation for entry onto BA/BSc (Hons) in Game Design/Development or further career opportunities through your learnt transferable skills into employment within the games industry or creative industry sectors. Studying this course will give you the creative and technical skills needed to pursue a career in this diverse industry. There is increasing competition for jobs, as companies look for individuals who have the up-to-date skills and knowledge in working with the latest technologies and processes. The course uses a range of software including Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, Maya, Blender, Substance and Photoshop. This course is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a media-based career across a range of industries. The skills learnt on this course are transferable into any of the traditional Games Industries, VFX, film and TV industries where you could be working for an agency, private organisation, freelancer or as an Indie Games Developer from your own workspace. Progression On successful completion of the HND, depending on your grade, you may be able to complete a second or third ‘top-up’ year of a suitable degree. From film and TV to advertising and music, you could be working for an agency, private organisation or as a freelancer. Example job roles:

  • Assistant Games Producer
  • Marketing Executive in Games
  • Gameplay Designer
  • Level Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Games Writer
  • 3D Modelling Artist
  • Environment Artist for Games
  • Texturing Artist
  • Animator for Games
  • Visual Effects (VFX) artist
  • Generalist Games Programmer


Units below are subject to change depending on industry requirements. Year 1 HNC Individual Project Creative Media Industry Professional Practice Games Development Practices Games in Context Game Design Principles of Animation Principles of User Experience & User Interface Design Year 2 HND Collaborative Project Personal Professional Development Advanced Game Development Advanced Rendering & Visualisation Emerging Technologies Narrative Environment & Level Design

Assessment method

Students are required to apply their knowledge to a variety of assignments and activities, with a focus on the holistic development of practical, interpersonal and higher level thinking skills. Assessment reflects not only what the student knows but also what he or she can do to succeed in employment and higher education in an ethical manner. For many units, the practical demonstration of skills is necessary, and for others, students will need to carry out their own research and analysis, working independently or as part of a team.

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

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Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

New College Swindon is unable to accept applicants that require a student visa to study in the UK

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should also have a minimum of 3 GCSE's at 9-4 inc English Language and Maths or the International equivalent. Mature applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of sufficient, relevant industry experience will be considered

Additional entry requirements


The interview will cover the course aims and what creative and practical intentions you wish to gain by studying with us.


Portfolio of work (either digital or printed)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
Channel Islands £7000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7000 Year 1
EU £8700 Year 1
International £8700 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 (Game Development) at New College, Swindon - UCAS