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Games Development HNC/HND

  • Students

    The HNC in Games Development, awarding body Pearson Educational Ltd. is based at our Cheltenham Campus. The course provides a solid grounding in games design and development.

    The course combines theory with practice, providing opportunities to learn industry standard creative computing skills. The course is designed to facilitate students’ entry into the industry, support their skills in all aspects of game development and lay a strong foundation for entry onto BA/BSc (Hons) in Game Design and development or further career opportunities and employment within the creative industry sector.

    This nationally recognised qualification offers direct progression into our Higher National Diploma Games Development) (HND) following the successful completion of this first year.

    The emphasis in teaching on the HNC is to use a mixture of practical and theoretical assignment briefs so that you can develop your chosen skills. Where possible we use ‘live’ scenarios and topics, including those provided by local businesses. The College offers excellent Computing resources, including our own departmental network and a wide range of professional software and hardware resources.

    What will I study?

    • Individual Project
    • Creative Media Industry
    • Professional Practice
    • Game Development Practices
    • Games in Context
    • Game Design
    • Game Programming
    • Concept Art Development
    • Production provide both transferable employability skills and academic study skills
    • Optional units can include
    • Principles of User Experience & User Interface Design
    • Art Development
    • Principles of Animation
    • Visual Effects
    • Motion Graphics
    • Web & App Game development



    Modules are assessed with a combination of practical coursework and recorded presentations. The coursework can vary from practical game projects, programming, 3D modelling to written reports.



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