Level 4 HNC in Games Production

Level 4 HNC in Games Production

Level 4 HNC in Games Production

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Course Overview

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Games Production (Creative Media Production) is a full-time, one year course, designed to provide you with the skills to progress further in games academia or the games industry. Completion of the course will provide you with a Level 4 Certificate and grant you access to a Level 5 Higher National Diploma qualification, in addition to an extensive portfolio – which can be used to apply for industry or Higher Education.

This course has been structured to meet the needs of the constantly evolving games industry; we aim to ensure that you leave with a skill set required for a career in games.

In the first year of the course (HNC), you will work towards Level 4 HNC in Games Production (Creative Media Production), which provides a foundation in the core game art, design, modelling and animation skills required within the games sector. This will allow you to progress to the second year to complete the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Games Production (Creative Media Production) course, and develop specialised skills within your chosen games discipline.

Units you will study are:

  • Individual Project
  • Creative Media Industry
  • Professional Practice
  • Art Development
  • Games in Context
  • 3D Modelling
  • Games Development Practice
  • Game Design

Where can this take me?

Successful completion of a Higher National Certificate in Games Design will provide you with a range of options when it comes to your progression. These include:

  • Applying to University to join in Year 2 of the relevant degree
  • Applying to University to study a full 3 Year degree
  • Applying to another University or College to top up to a full Higher National Diploma

How will we support your progression?

Through a series of initial 1:1 tutorials we will ascertain your preferred destination following your HNC. We will then support and guide you through the application, preparation, interview and funding stages that follow. Our lecturers have a wealth of experience when it comes to ensuring our learns are supporting to progress to the very highest level in their chosen industry.

Examples of learner work

Piotr, Ollie, Imogen, Billy

Chay, Dan, Jeff, Lee

Two Merit grades or above in a Level 3 Extended Diploma in an Art/Graphics-based subject (equating to a minimum of 80 UCAS points).

Or, three A-Levels with a grade ‘C’ or above in an Art/Graphics-based subject (equating to a minimum of 80 UCAS points).

Desired grade ‘C’ or above in GCSE English/maths.

Successful candidates must produce an artwork portfolio for review at interview.

Course fees: £5,225 per year

The decisions on applications for HE candidates are made by curriculum staff after interview, audition or portfolio review have taken place.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year 


UCAS code:

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 4

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Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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