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Entry Requirements

GCSE English and Maths at grade C (grade 4/5) or above (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access course.

Who is the course for

Take your knowledge to the next level and develop practical competence for a career in the game's, TV or film industries. The emphasis is on developing practical skills in a broad range of areas listed below.

Course Content

Core/Mandatory:

  • Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production
  • Research Techniques for Creative Media Production
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Special Subject Investigation for Creative Media Production

Specialist:

  • Practical Skills for Computer Games Design
  • Computer Games Studies
  • Animation Techniques
  • Drawing Techniques for Computer Game Concept Art
  • 3D Computer Game Engines
  • 3D Modelling for Computer Games
  • 3D Environments for Computer Games
  • 3D Animation for Computer Games
  • Level Design for Computer Games
  • Scripting for Computer Games
  • Quality Assurance for Computer Games
  • Human-Computer Interfaces for Computer Games

The course covers a wide range practical skills. You will be learning how to develop a range of 2D and 3D assets, gain experience working within a 3D game engine and complete a project to create a fully realised product.

At the end of the year you will have built a portfolio of work to be used to represent your ability in the future.

Study Methods

This course is classroom taught, with a range of lectures, group work, presentations and workshops.

How is the course assessed

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

Where next - Further Studies

BSC or BA degree programme, students have progressed onto the final year of a degree course at the following universities:

  • Bournemouth University
  • Westminster University
  • Hertfordshire University
  • Middlesex University

Where next - Job Opportunities

Careers include: computer animation, 2D or 3D asset creation, level design and character design.

More Information

Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on

  • Assessment and grading
  • College rules and resources
  • Student support and representation.

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.

UCAS code: I900

Last updated: 6 March 2017.

Fees

  • Home student: 5,210
  • Overseas student: £6,735

An optional visit / trip is available on the course, you do not have to participate in order to complete the qualification. The cost of the trip is £2,000 (this must be paid at enrolment), this is in addition to the fee stated above for this course.

The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam and materials fees. The tuition fee for the second year of two year programmes will be the same as the first year. First year students must also pay £5 for an ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and £35 for college registration.

Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government.

Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary.

If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Information, Advice & Guidance team at Uxbridge College or complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students.

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 www.ucas.com

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 Mon 25 September 2017

Starts: 25/09/2017

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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