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Game Development HND (Part time)

Tresham College Games Design FE


Game Development HND (Part time)

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Games Development, aligned under the Art & Design banner, is designed to equip you with the techniques and knowledge needed to excel in this dynamic industry. Acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the complexities of game development. Develop personal responsibility, decision-making abilities, and critical evaluation skills crucial for success.

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Course information

What will I study?

In this 2nd year of the two-year program, you will delve into the intricacies of Games Development, focusing on the creation of professionally detailed levels that not only tell a story but also entice exploration. Harnessing the power of industry-standard tools like Maya, Unity, and Unreal game engines, you’ll master the art of rigging and bring your own 3D protagonists to life from scratch.

Module Overview:

  • B2-1 Environmental Storytelling: Design captivating game levels that go beyond aesthetics, invoking narratives that captivate players and encourage exploration.
  • B2-2 Protagonist: Learn to rig and develop your own 3D protagonist using specialist software like Maya, Unity, and Unreal, honing your skills to industry standards.
  • B2-3 Live-Brief Projects: Immerse yourself in real-world scenarios with live-brief projects set by industry professionals. This hands-on experience will prepare you for the challenges of the gaming industry.

Industry-Ready Skills:

  • B1 Final Major Project: Create a dynamic final project. Consolidate your learning from the last 2-years and engage with the industry on your specific discipline. This project is your opportunity to showcase everything you’ve learned and create a piece that truly stands out.

Course progression:

By the end of HND Level 5, you will possess a solid understanding of the principles in your area of specialist study. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be well-prepared to perform effectively in your chosen field, be it advancing to Level 6 or launching your career in game development.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 24/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time(s): 9:15am - 4:30pm
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Fees: £3,000.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

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