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HND Games Art and Development

Course Description

This course is aimed at people who work or who wish to work in the games industry. Units focus on the creative art and level design elements that are considered fundamental to the games development. When undertaking practical assessments, you are expected to perform to an industry standard and use your own initiative to research required topics. The programme is designed to prepare you for employment in the exciting world of games development and related industries such as visual effects. You will also undertake many industry related enrichment visits such as developer conferences to enhance your learning experience.



HND Creative Media Production – Game Art and Development


£6000 per year full time (full cost £12000 - 2 years full time).


Level 5

2 Years - Full Time

Based at: Rochdale Campus


Institution Code PP33

Applications for this course are made via the UCAS website - click here.


HND Creative Media Production - Games Art and Development

Entry Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points which could include:

1 or more A Level

BTEC Level 3

NVQ Level 3

VRQ Level 3

Access programme

Relevant Portfolio of Work

GCSE English and maths at Grade C/4 or above

Mature students can apply with no formal qualifications but with a minimum of three years relevant industry experience.


Specialist units will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to specific creative activities in games art application and in the creation of your own professional portfolio. They include:

HND (Year 2)

  • Collaborative Project
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Advanced Game Development
  • Mobile Game Development
  • Advanced 3D Modelling
  • Environment and Level Design
  • Advanced Editing and Compositing

You will produce a professional portfolio showcasing high quality game ready assets, commercial ready game environments, content for VR all using the latest Autodesk, Algorithmic, Adobe software in conjunction with the Unity, and UE4 game engines and more.

Work Experience

There is also the opportunity for suitable students to undertake work experience with local games companies.


Upon completion of the 2-year HND; learners can top-up to a full degree in Games Art, Games Design and Visual Effects or other relevant subject area. Employment and self-employment in the games/media sector is also an option and is an essential element of the course structure.