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Creative Media Production (Game Development) HNC

Nottingham College

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UCAS CODE: CMG1

Course options

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Location

    City (Adams)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

**When you play a game, are you just playing or are you thinking about how it is made, the graphics, the sound, the narrative, and how it encourages to keep trying even when you fail?****This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of future artists and designers in the contemporary creative industries. Dedicated pathways provide the opportunity to explore a specialist medium in detail, in preparation for further degree-level study or working in industry.****Within the HNC Creative Media Production course, the Game Development specialist pathway embraces the skills, language and knowledge needed to succeed at the cutting edge of the global gaming industry. Game Development is the art of creating games and describes the design, development and release process. It can involve initial concept generation, designing, building, testing and release. Students will be encouraged to explore their creativity, take risks, build their confidence, and prepare to reach their potential.****For the course scheduled to begin in January 2021, course delivery is planned to run through continuously until the end of August 2021.****About the course**There is an emphasis on employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations. Programme content is designed to be appropriate for entry to or progression within the creative sector and to enable progress to higher study at Level 5 on the Higher National Diploma (HND) and Level 6 BA (Hons) Digital Media Design top-up degree (validated by Nottingham Trent University).**HNC Core modules include:**- Individual Project (Pearson-set) - Creative Media Industry - Professional Practice**Specialised mandatory units:**- Game Development Practices - Games in Context - Game Design**Specialist optional units:**- select two additional units to make up to 120 credits of study**Assessments**A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are utilised such as: projects, presentations, industry work experience and individual or group assignments. There are no examinations.**Qualification awarded:**Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Game Development) - awarded by Pearson**Bursaries**We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.**Your career and progression**From the HNC, students can progress to the Level 5 HND in Creative Media Production (subject to validation), and then our Level 6 BA (Hons) Digital Media Design top-up degree (awarded by Nottingham Trent University) or similar. Media graduates are very much in demand in the creative arts and associated industries, such as marketing, publishing, branding, retail merchandising, design agencies and community arts organisations as well as the world of media and gaming itself.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,500per year

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You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from: At least two A Levels at A2; BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma; International Baccalaureate and Access to HE Diploma.

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University information

Nottingham College

  • Campus address

    New College Nottingham, City Campus, The Adams Building, Stoney Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1NG, England

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