Creative Media Production (Game Development), Higher National Certificate (HNC)

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This HNC in Game Development focuses primarily on developing students’ understanding of the creative media industries. The professional practices relevant to the field of games development, games in context and general aspects of game design workflows as well as the technical and creative processes that go into making games. During this fast paced year you will learn about yourself by undertaking and managing an individual project. Other units are taught including the principles of 2D and 3D animation, 3D modelling and also art development skills. You will be introduced to a wide variety of industry standard software via tutor-led workshops, lectures, and seminars and will develop your critical thinking skills in group critiques and presentations. Alongside this, all students are directed to set up and maintain detailed coursework unit development blogs. Skills in written English are therefore crucial to be successful. We encourage students to get involved in UE4 Game Jam events, as well as other competitions outside of studio time. These experiences will develop your intrapersonal skills, group work, collaboration and entrepreneurial skills, as well as being fun and challenging.

In summary, this qualification provides a thorough grounding on which to build should you wish to further your studies at Higher National Diploma Top Up and possibly Higher on our BA (Hons) Top Up Degree in Games Design.

Here at the College we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on developing skills focused on the current industry practices.

• High specification Dual Screen i7 PC’s, 1080 Graphics cards, 32 GB RAM

• A full suite of Cintiq 27inch UHD Interactive Pen Displays

• Course designed and developed focusing on the current industry (working) pipelines. Maya, ZBrush, Substance suite, Adobe CC suite

• Predominantly practical, computer based delivery of modules

• A highly focused course for an exciting, dynamic and ever growing industry.

Skills and Knowledge Developed:

This course aims to equip students with the creative and technical skills, experience and expertise to challenge for studio positions in a competitive market, or to consider options for their own start-ups locally. Industry standard software and skills will be taught throughout the course with a strong emphasis on ‘live’ projects, national competitions, freelance skills and collaboration.

Special Features:

Within the scheme, there will be opportunity for the learners to attain a level of professional practice by liaising with and collaborating with local industry. Strong links to the creative industries will facilitate industry-related briefs and real scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a design team. Learning is supported through a series of contextual visits in London and Paris, Barcelona or Berlin (TBC).

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

In order to ensure you are making your decisions based on accurate, up to date and complete information. All information about your course including the programme structure, entry requirements, fees and teaching & assessment methods is available to you via the prospectus.

Please see our HE Prospectus available in full online.