NSCG | HNC Indie Games Development
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Course overview

The HNC Indie Games Development course is a new and exciting programme aimed at helping you to develop the skills needed to produce and market your own Indie Games. We will take you through the whole process from research and development of game documents, to production and marketing.
You will learn skills in:
Creating Games in the Unity Game Engine, C# Game Scripting, 3D Modelling in Autodesk Maya, Unwrapping & Texturing using Photoshop, PBR Materials, Character Rigging, Character Animation, 3D Sculpture in Autodesk Mudbox, Marketing & Promotion, Creating Game Trailers, Publishing Games

What else do I need to know?

You will have access to a range of specialist facilities, equipment, staff and workshops including Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox and more. Students will be given the opportunity to meet with visiting industry designers and take part in Games Jams and Expos.

What are the entry requirements?

Typically, you will need to have completed a relevant BTEC Extended Diploma course in an Art, Design or Media subject, OR 2 A Levels at grade C (at least one in an Art, Design, Games or Media based subject), Or a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. The College also welcomes applications from mature students and students with relevant experience but without formal qualifications. Those already working within the creative industries who wish to obtain accreditation for their skills and to enhance them may also apply. All prospective students will be interviewed, by a specialist lecturer. You will need to bring either a portfolio of work to interview, or provide a link to an online digital portfolio for us to view. This will help us offer you the best guidance possible.

How is it assessed?

The course is assessed over eight practical units at regular points in the acdemic year, with grades awarded P/M/D leading to a final overall grade.

You will also receive feedback on your work from our committed staff team and from your peers on a daily basis.

What financial support is on offer?

There are two types of loans to help students cover the costs of their higher education course in college: tuition fee loans and living cost loans (also called maintenance loans). You pay these loans back when you finish your course and earn over £26,575. If you earn less than that, you won’t have to repay anything. If you’re earning more than that, we’ll work out your repayments at 9% of your income over that amount. Maintenance loans are only available to students studying on a full-time basis. They are not available for students studying on a part-time basis. For full details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

On successful completion of the programme you could move on to a next level HND in Games Design, pitch your work to companies within the UK's growing Games Design market, or start up your own independent games company. On successful completion of a further 1 year HND qualification, you could move on to 'Top Up' to a full BA Hons degree if you wish to develop your skills and ideas even further.

How do I find out more?

If you are interested in this course, talk to your tutor (if you are an NSCG students) who will collate your names and we can send you an electronic information pack talking about the course in more detail.
You can also contact the course leader @ mark.Cruxton@nscg.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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