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Loughborough College

Creative Media Production (Games Development)

UCAS Code: I620

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Maths Grade 4/C or above

UCAS Tariff

64

A Level subjects with a mathematical or analytical bias OR a Level 3 BTEC qualification in a relevant computing or interactive media-based discipline.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

This HND programme is geared towards you gaining the required skills, understanding and confidence to begin your career in the games industry, or continue the path into Higher Education. This two-year, fulltime course combines theoretical understanding with practical sessions and aims to prepare you for the complex challenges that exist within the field of games design.

The structure of this HND programme revolves around a core of games design, 3D modelling and game engines. These skills will allow you to slot easily into a larger games design studio or begin to create your own indie games. Your knowledge will be backed up by learning how to use industry-standard software, including 3ds Max, Unreal Engine 4, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Additional units will explore the theory behind narratology and ludology, and how the two interact. You will be expected to manage your own workload and commit to a level of self-directed study; however, support will be continually available from our experienced team. You will also be invited to take part in study skills development sessions, which will enable you to gain valuable academic skills for this Higher Education programme.

Features and Benefits
As a Computer Games Design student, you will have opportunities to work with and develop games for the latest technologies, including the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset. You will also be able to hear talks from influential games design speakers and start networking with other likeminded people and your peers. As a full-time student, you will have a personal tutor with whom your group will meet every week. Your course leader is responsible for the organisation and delivery of the course, and they are on hand to help you with any queries about the course content.

- Study a course that provides you with the essential skills and experience to enhance your employability or prepare you for further study.

- Study in a supportive environment, with a range of services at your fingertips to help you reach your full potential.

- Loughborough College was awarded TEF Silver 2017.

- Be a full member of Loughborough Students Union- consistently voted No.1 for student experience.

Progression Opportunities
Using the subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills acquired on this course, you may choose to enter employment directly or pursue Higher Education.

Modules

Year 1 modules: Individual Project, Creative Media Industry, Professional Practice, 3D Modelling, Game Development Practices, Games in Context, Game Design.
Optional modules: Art Development or Principles of User Experience & User Interface Design.

Year 2 modules: Collaborative Project , Personal Professional Development, Advanced Game Development Studies, Advanced 3D Modelling, Narrative, Environment & Level Design.
Optional modules: Mobile Game Development or Scripting for Games or Scripting for Gamed or Asset Capture & Management.

*All modules subject to change*

Assessment methods

The programme uses a variety of assessment techniques to ensure that you can demonstrate the range of learning outcomes. Subject knowledge and understanding is assessed through examinations, coursework essays, coursework reports, individual or group presentations, written evaluations, debates and posters will be used as other forms of assessment. These also assess a range of transferable skills, including confidence in academic written communication

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Course location:

Loughborough College

Department:

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