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York College

Creative Media Production – Games Development

UCAS Code: P3R6

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32

32 UCAS Tariff points or Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or A levels.

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Creative Media Production provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the creative media sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.
This course has been designed for students who are progressing from level 3 courses and keen to develop the skills and knowledge required for a career in computer games development. 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 covering topics such as research and design and the creation of graphics, animation and 3D games engines.

Typically, students will have already successfully completed a relevant level 3 qualification such as Computing, Art and Design or Media Studies but all suitably experienced or qualified students will be considered.

The course is for one year and will be taught over two full days a week.

The course is divided into eight separate units each worth 15 credits leading to 120 credits in total. The units are:

• Individual Project
• Creative Media Industry
• Professional Practice
• Game Development Practices
• Games in Context
• Game Design
• Storyboarding
• Principles of Animation

Each unit is assessed through a series of assignment briefs that together build to a final portfolio of work. All units’ assignment work will be assessed by the course tutors and collectively this will lead to a final grade.

Learners who have achieved the BTEC Level 4 HNC in Creative Media Production should be able to progress to the BTEC Level 5 HND in Creative Media Production. It is also possible that you would be able to enter a reduced University degree programme or enter directly into employment within the computer games industry.

Modules

• 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

Assessment methods

Assessment occurs through a series of assignment briefs that together build to a final grade.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,750
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Northern Ireland
£5,750
per year
Scotland
£5,750
per year
Wales
£5,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York College

Department:

Digital Technologies

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