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Creative Media and Technology HND

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Location

    Eastleigh College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Overview

Want to work in a creative sector such as animation, games, or film?

Whether you’re already in further education or from an industry background looking to develop your skills, this 2-year Creative Media and Technology HND at Eastleigh College could be the perfect course for you.

You'll focus on both the creative and the technical side of digital and creative media, including 3D modelling for games and animation, video editing and post-production, programming, web design, concept art production, group project management, and business development. Plus you'll have opportunities to use modern game engines and other professional-standard software.

Digital entertainment is the third-fastest growing industry in Europe, with an increasing demand for creatives who have technical skills, such as CGI artists, 3D modellers and architectural visualisers. When you complete this course successfully, you can top up your HND to a Bachelor's degree or begin your career in the digital industry.

What you'll experience

On this Creative Media and Technology HND course, you'll:

  • Be taught by teaching staff with professional experience and continued links to the digital sector, giving you industry insights and the most up-to-date digital skills
  • Learn practical and transferable skills in creative and critical thinking, team working, information management, project management and problem solving
  • Benefit from guest speakers sharing their experiences to give you a better understanding of the industry, and allowing you to make valuable contacts through networking
  • Take part in field trips that provide a wealth of working experiences including practical and logistical problems that reflect what you'll experience in the industry
  • Study at Eastleigh College

You'll have access to professional-standard equipment and resources, including:

  • The latest 3D modelling, graphics, animation and post-production software
  • Motion capture equipment
  • 3D printing facilities
  • Industry-standard game engines
  • Fully equipped and isolated computer labs where you can test networked and multiplayer games
  • Access to the HE common room, where you can relax with a coffee and work together with your peers

Careers and opportunities

When you finish this Creative Media and Technology HND course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

What can you do with a Creative Media HND?

With a creative media HND, you could go onto work in areas such as:

  • game design
  • programming
  • web design
  • architectural visualisation
  • animation
  • production for film or TV

You could also continue your studies or set up a business with help and support from the University.

You'll have the opportunity to take an additional year to gain your Bachelor’s degree, which will further increase your employment prospects, and could lead to opportunities for further study at MSc or PhD level.

What jobs can you do with a Creative Media HND?

Job roles you could take on in your career include:

  • 3D modeller
  • animator
  • web designer
  • video editor
  • CGI artist
  • games programmer
  • architectural visualiser.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points :

An A level in a computing, creative media or related subject, or equivalent, or equivalent industry experience in a relevant field. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview, to which you should bring a portfolio of recent work. This interview will include an admissions test.

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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