The HND Creative Media Production (Game Development) course offers students a project-based learning experience with a key focus on practical assignments.
The course is structured around industry focused assignments and has a mixture of both team-based projects and solo projects with the end goal of creating an exciting and rich portfolio to enable students to show off their skills in professional interviews upon graduation. Students on this course will have the opportunity to pursue either a Game Design or 3D Art centric approach to their studies with the Units and roles in group assignments reflecting their choice of pathway throughout their time on the course.
The course offers the opportunity to collaborate with other students across the Creative Media Production department, meaning that students can work together with Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Sound Media students on group projects to simulate an industry focused pipeline.
Modules studied include:
HND Creative Media Production (Games Development) Level 4 Units
Unit 1: Individual Project
Unit 2: Creative Media Industries
Unit 3: Professional Practice
Unit 20: 3D Modelling – Art Pathway
Unit 21: Game Development Practices
Unit 22: Games in Context
Unit 23: Game Design
Unit 27: Storyboarding – Design Pathway
Unit 31: Art Development – Art Pathway
Unit 35: Principles of User Experience and User Interface Design – Design Pathway
HND Creative Media Production (Games Development) Level 5 Units
Unit 36: Collaborative Project
Unit 37: Personal Professional Development
Unit 44: Advanced Game Development Studies
Unit 47: Emerging Technologies
Unit 48: Mobile Game Development
Unit 61: Advanced 3D Modelling – Art Pathway
Unit 70: Scripting for Games – Design Pathway
Unit 75: Environment and Level Design
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
• Practical Projects
• Research Essays
64 UCAS Points or relevant experience in the subject area e.g. Work Experience
Students who successfully complete this course have the opportunity to apply for the BA (Hons) Games Design and Animation (Top-Up) to achieve a degree in this subject area.