The games industry is the most rapidly-expanding sector of the UK creative industries. As a result it is now a multi-billion pound industry that offers many opportunities. On our Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production (Games Design) you can build on your current knowledge and skills and continue the progress into your dream career. This programme allows learners to further develop skills in game design and development both from a creative and a technical perspective. There are strong links to theories and practice which will allow learners to develop industry skills required by this sector.
The programme offers a balance of creative practice and technical disciplines ranging from concept art to level design and 3D environment creation. You will gain a thorough insight into how the game industry is structured and how it works. The programme has been developed by a group of qualified and vocationally experienced tutors who have worked in the creative sector. With close links to the games industry, learners will also have the opportunity to communicate with industry professionals by means of guest lectures and practical work experience with games design companies.
HNDs are designed to give you the practical, vocational skills of a particular field of work which can then lead straight to a career. You can also use the qualifications to progress within your current career, for example as a stepping stone to gaining professional status. Once you complete your course, HNDs can allow entry into the second or third year of a degree.