HNC Creative Media Production - Games Art and Development

Hopwood Hall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd
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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Hopwood Hall College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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This course is aimed at people who work or who wish to work in the games industry. Units focus on the creative art and level design elements that are considered fundamental to the games development. When undertaking practical assessments, you are expected to perform to an industry standards and use your own initiative to research required topics. The programme is designed to prepare you for employment in the exciting world of games development and related industries such as visual effects. You will also undertake many industry related enrichment visits such as developer conferences to enhance your learning experience.

Course details


Specialist units will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to specific creative activities in games art application and in the creation of your own professional portfolio. They include: • Individual Project (Pearson Set); • Creative Media Industry; • Professional Practice; • Game Development Practises (Game Build 1); • Games in Context (Game Theory); • Game Design (Game Build 2); • Concept Art Development; • 3D Modelling for Games (Asset Creation); and • Field Trips and Networking Expo's. There is also the opportunity for suitable students to undertake a range of live briefs, competitions and work experience with a local games company This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your portfolio and gain creative experience in the development of commercial games and to develop content for VR, Unity, Unreal Engine 4 and the creation of high quality game ready assets.

Assessment method

This is a full-time course over one year. A range of assessment methods including assignments, presentations to industry professionals, course work and live briefs.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codePP31
Institution code H54
Campus nameRochdale Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately, we do not accept applications from Tier IV international students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level CDD 1 or more A levels are accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMP
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DM

GCSE English Language and mathematics at Grade C/4 or above are required. Functional skills level 2 will also be accepted. Other qualifications that will be considered for entrance include an NVQ level 3, a VRQ level 3 and a UAL Extended Diploma. Mature students are welcome to apply, with no formal qualification, as long as they have a minimum of three years relevant industry experience.

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Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above is required to study this course. Functional Skills Level 2 will also be considered

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6000* Year 1
EU £6000* Year 1
England £6000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000* Year 1
Scotland £6000* Year 1
Wales £6000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Course fees for admission September 2020 will be confirmed during April 2020
HNC Creative Media Production - Games Art and Development at Hopwood Hall College - UCAS