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Entry Requirements

GCSE maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 120-160 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTECs, A Levels or an Access Course.

Some knowledge of programming with an interest in the games development process is advantageous.

For further details on entry requirements, please see the Higher Education Guide 2015-16 on our website.

Who is the course for

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in the computer games industry. Students will be taught industry-standard programming languages, tools and techniques to prepare them for this exciting and lucrative field.

Course Content

Mandatory units:

  • Business skills for e-commerce
  • Computer systems
  • Employability & professional development
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation.

Specialist units include:

  • Object oriented programming
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Event Driven programming
  • Mathematics for software development
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • 3D computer modelling and animation
  • Computer games design and development
  • 3D character animation for computer games
  • Level design for computer games
  • Digital image creation and development
  • Quality systems in IT.

Study Methods

The study programme is composed of 15 hours per week of lectures where students engage in a number of modes of study, including group work, presentations and practical workshop style teaching. Outside of lecture time students are expected to engage in an additional 18 hours of independent study which includes research, portfolio development and assignments.

How is the course assessed

Assessment is through a series of assignments including written assignments, group work and presentations.

Where next - Further Studies

BSc degree programmes, MSc programmes after suitable post-diploma experience.

Students have progressed onto the final year of a degree course at Bournemouth University.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Employment in a wide range of computing careers and roles with the computer games industry. Job roles include games designer, level designer, interface designer or games tester.

More Information

Students will attend college for 15 hours - over three days.

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Last updated: 10 May 2016

How to Apply

All applications for HND courses are through Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS). For an application pack, contact UCAS on 01242 227788 or visit

For information and advice from the College you can also make an initial application by clicking the Apply Now button below. Our Information, Advice and Guidance team can provide you with support and advice to help you through the UCAS process.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 28 September 2016

Starts: 28/09/2016

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00