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HND Creative Media Production (Computer Games Animation) (full-time)

Key course information

Games Development

07/09/2020

2 years

University Level

5300.00

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Course Overview


Have you ever wanted to tell stories through intricate designs and engaging characters? Do you love the idea of games animation?Delivered at our Salisbury campus, this course will allow you to learn how to work within the video game industry which is ever growing and dynamic.You will be studying areas such as 3D Modelling, 2D & 3D Animation & Rendering to Visual Scripting using industry standard software such as Autodesk 3DS Max, Maya, Unity Engine and Unreal Engine 4.


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several games development students on computers
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games development students sat behind their computers
games development students sat behind their desks
student looking at games animation on computer
lecturer showing talking to his games development students
student on computer working on animations
several games development students on computers
shot taken behind students working on a games on the computer
games development students sat behind their computers
games development students sat behind their desks
student looking at games animation on computer
lecturer showing talking to his games development students

What will I learn?


On the course, you will learn a wide range of artistic, scripting and business aspects within the games industry.

The course is structured to ensure you use your creative and artistic skills and techniques to maximise your portfolio.

You will learn valuable skills in 3D Modelling, Texturing, Lighting, Game Engine assembly along with the business side of the industry.

The work produced in class will include workflows and pipelines that are used in a variety of studios to give you a better understanding of real world scenarios within a games studio setting.

The college also has access to Virtual Reality equipment to produce more niche experiences and there are many opportunities to work on live projects with well established clients from the local community.

Entry Requirements


A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff Points from full level 3 qualifications as well as 4 GCSEs at minimum grade C (4) or above to include English and Maths as well as level 3 qualifications in either Art and Design or Media subjects.

We would also welcome applicants with UAL qualifications.

Prior experience may also be considered for entry onto this course and please contact the college's HE Admissions team for more information.

Post Baccalaureate equivalent for other EU applicants and non EU students require equivalent qualifications.

Applications from mature candidates without the required entry criteria are welcomed and considered on an individual basis.

Where English is not the applicant's first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification will normally be required.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


There is continual assessment across the course including written reports, weblogs, presentations and a final research project.

There is also an expectation that you will complete 20 hours of directed self study.

Additional Costs and Information


You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme through UCAS.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is W74.
The UCAS course code for this programme is M7W2.
The cost of this programme is £5,300 per year (£11,500 for international students).

Click here for the programme handbook.

Trips and Visits: London, EGX Eurogamer, EGX Rezzed, London V&A

There are two main trips available on this course on a first come first serve basis to industry relevant locations. The costs for these trips are approximately £35 per trip.

Students should also purchase a 1 TerraByte hard drive for backup of essential files, an A3 drawing book and a selection of drawing materials, pens, pencils etc.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Games Development


Career Opportunities

  • Animator
  • Concept Artist
  • Games Developer

  • Graphic Designer
  • VFX Artist
  • Writer

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