Games Development South Thames College

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

This highly practical course is ideal if you are interested in studying videogame development, and you already have a portfolio of impressive design work, including some 3D modelling and texture work. On the HNC you will 3D model, texture and animate using industry standard software such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe CC, ZBrush and Substance Painter. The assets you create will then be brought to life using the Epic Unreal Engine.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Wandsworth

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    1 year


Course details

Modules

The HNC (level 4) is made up of the following units:
• 3D Modelling (Practical project: Creating textured 3D assets)
• Art Development (Practical project: Creating 2D Game Art)
• Game Design (Practical project: Creating a Game prototype)
• Game Development Practices (Practical project: Group Game Project)
• Individual Project (Practical project: Personal Project)
• Games in Context (Theory: Exploring History of Videogames)
• Professional Practice (Theory: Personal Development Goals)
• Creative Media Industry (Theory: Exploring the Videogame Industry)

Assessment method

Assessment is through practical and written assignments. You'll be given written and verbal feedback and action points to help you to develop your work.

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

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 code I620
Institution code S50
Campus name Wandsworth
Campus code W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A* - E At least one A-level in a relevant subject at grade A*-C OR more than one A-level at grades A*-E
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE maths and English grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent

A related Level 3 qualification, such as a BTEC or UAL Games Design qualification, Access to Higher Education Certificate

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Admissions tutors would like to see design work, including some 3D modelling and texture work at interview.

Portfolio

Admissions tutors would like to see design work, including some 3D modelling and texture work at interview.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see individual course pages on the South Thames College website for fee confirmation. Tuition fees do not always include materials, equipment, field trips, studio hire or library fees. Tuition fees are also separate to any travel or accommodation fees that may be necessary as part of the course. Students may be eligible for maintenance loans to cover these costs. See gov.uk website for details.