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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 P3R6, Institution Code Y70.

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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

Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or A Levels.

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

HNC: Successful completion of the HNC Creative Media Game Development will enable you to enrol on the HND Creative Media Game Development.


Full time: £7200

How to Apply

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

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