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Creative Media Production (Games Design) HNC

Tresham College Games Design FE


Games Development HNC (Full time)

The HNC & HND in Creative Media Production is a two year course.  Students first complete the HNC in the first year and then progress onto the HND.

Course information

Entry requirements

Grade requirements

Ideally students will hold a level 3 qualification in Games Design or Media or a relevant subject and maths and English GCSE (full qualification) minimum Grade 4 or grade C. We also accept those with extensive knowledge and experience in the sector. If your first language is not English, learners should have a minimum of 6.0 IELTS.

Applicants should have good study and research skills.

Course content

You will study:

Core units:

Unit 1: Individual Project (Pearson Set)

Unit 2: Creative Media Industry

Unit 3: Professional Practice

Games Development Pathway

Specialist Mandatory units

Unit 21: Game Development Practices

Unit 22: Games in Context

Unit 23: Game Design

Optional Units:

Unit 31: Art Development

Unit 20: 3D Modelling

Assessment methods

Assessment is through practical assignments with no exams – to more accurately reflect the real working environment. Through this engaging approach to learning, you will be ready to face the challenges of the modern Media world armed with the hands-on skills employers demand.

Further study and career options

Course progression:
You could progress to University for a Top-up Level 6 year.

Career progression:
The Games Design pathway could lead to a career in creating Art for Games.

Additional information

You will need:

  • A digital camera is advantageous but not essential.
  • Adobe suite
  • High GB SD card


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Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 04/10/2023
Type: HE
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fees: £6,000.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

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.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.