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HND Creative Media Production (Game Development)

Course Details

Course Title Creative Media Production (Game Development)
Award Higher National Diploma
Award Level RQF 5
Awarding Body Pearson Education
UCAS Code 154G
Start Dates October 2023
Study Mode Full Time - 2 years

Course Overview

The purpose of BTEC Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Game Development)  is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the creative media business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

 The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Game Development) are as follows:

  • To equip students with Creative Media Production with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global creative media production environment.
  • To provide education and training for a range of careers in creative media production including sound media, visual effects, motion graphics, web & app development, games development, journalism and film & television.
  • To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within Creative Media Production, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels.
  • To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
  • To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in creative media production, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Creative Media Production or a related area.
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives.
  • To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of creative media production and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways.
  • To provide students with opportunities to address contemporary issues facing the industry, and society at large, with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment, recognising the role that creative media production plays in addressing these issues.

 

 

How you will learn

Teaching and learning

Our teaching methods will be varied, interactive and engaging.

You will take part in on campus lectures and live online lectures, tutorials, and academic support sessions. You will also access online learning content such as lecture notes, recordings, presentations, and handouts. You will also have access to our on-campus and electronic library.

When not attending lectures, you will also be studying independently. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, reading books and journals, preparing reports, presentations, and projects.

Assessment

We mostly assess you through practical coursework assignments.

You will be involved in the sort of tasks you might undertake in a workplace. Sometimes these will be individual tasks and at other times, you will need to work in a group. Assignments could include essays, reports, individual and group projects, research and consultancy projects, presentations, and design of digital materials.

What you will study

Year 1

  •   HNCM 1 Individual Project - 4
  •   HNCM 2 Creative Media Industries - 4
  •   HNCM 21 Game Development Practice - 4
  •   HNCM 22 Games in Context - 4
  •   HNCM 23 Games Design - 4
  •   HNCM 3 Professional Practice - 4
  •   HNCM 30 Principles of Animation - 4
  •   HNCM 31 Art Development - 4

Year 2

  •   HNCM 36 Collaborative Project - 5
  •   HNCM 37 Personal Professional Development - 5
  •   HNCM 44 Advanced Game Development - 5
  •   HNCM 60 Advanced Animation - 5
  •   HNCM 61 Advanced Modelling - 5
  •   HNCM 70 Scripting for Games - 5
  •   HNCM 71 Environment and Level Design - 5

Careers

BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTECs are widely recognised by the industry. The range of skills acquired on the course will be particularly relevant to creative media business such as games development, journalism, film & television, website & app development.

On successful completion of your Higher National Diploma Creative Media Production (Game Development) you can progress directly to a 1-year degree top up in a relevant subject.

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have at least one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Creative Media Production (Game Development).
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by a recognised institution
  • An international equivalent of the above.

Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.

How to Apply

If you have questions about our courses or the application process, please complete the "Register your interest" form. A member of the admissions team will be in touch with you shortly.

 

Should you wish to apply, prior to completing the application form, please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references, etc.. You will also need access to your email.