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HNCD Creative Media Production Game Development

If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS; UCAS Code P3S8, Institution Code Y70.

If you wish to study part-time follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.

View the York College agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and an explanation on how fee income will be used to support students.


Computer game development, which includes educational as well as recreational gaming, is a growth area within our sector and it has been identified in the government’s strategy for the digital economy as a key area for development. The HNC in Creative Media – Computer Games Development will help you develop the relevant skills and understanding required, covering topics such as research and design and the creation of graphics, animation and 3D games engines.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a HNC or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.

Our Approach

This course has been designed for students who are keen to develop the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in computer games development. Assessment occurs through a series of assignment briefs that together build to a final grade.

Course Themes

  • Contextual studies for creative media production
  • Computer games studies
  • Research techniques for creative media production
  • Drawing techniques for computer game concept art
  • Practical skills
  • 2D digital graphics
  • 2D digital animation
  • 3D computer game engines

Did You Know?

The HNC has been designed to meet the needs and expectations of students aspiring to work in an international creative media production environment.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Sector-specific practical skills
  • 2D/3D modelling
  • Presentation skills
  • Rendering and lighting skills
  • Industry knowledge
  • Visual communication skills
  • Character art skills and creativity
  • Game mechanics

Career Progression

  • 2D Animator
  • Visual FX Artist
  • Games Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Web Designer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Computer Graphics Artist


Full time: £7200

How to Apply

You need to apply for this course through the UCAS website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

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