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If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS; UCAS Code P3S8, Institution Code Y70.

If you wish to study part-time follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.

View the York College agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and an explanation on how fee income will be used to support students.


Creative Media Production - Game Development pathway, which includes educational as well as recreational gaming, is a growth area within the Digital Technologies sector that has been identified in the government's strategy for the digital economy as a key area for development. The HNC in Creative Media Production - Game Development will help you to develop the relevant skills and understanding required for a successful career in the creative media industry. Delivering this course over two days per week, topics covered include; research and design and the creation of graphics, animation and 3D games engines.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry: A Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Creative Media Production – Game Development.

Non-standard entry: Applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the standard minimum entry requirements will be considered.

Duration and Attendance

This course is delivered over two days per week, allowing for independent study and other work/ life commitments. With an aim to ensure spare time is maximised and a good study/life balance is achieved whilst you study for your qualification.

Programme Content

The course has been designed for students who are keen to develop the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in computer games development.

Course themes across the full programme (HNC and HND) include:

  • Individual project
  • Creative media industry
  • Professional practice
  • Game development practices
  • Games in context
  • Game design
  • Game programming
  • Storyboarding

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed through a series of assignment briefs that together build to a final portfolio of work. All assignment work will be assessed by the course tutors and collectively this will lead to a final grade.


Successful completion of the HND in Creative Media Production – Game Development will enable you to enrol on to the final year of a full-time or part-time degree or employment.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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