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Cert HE Game Development (Subject to Validation)

Students will delve into the core concepts and principles of game development. They will have the opportunity to explore four specialisms – game design, game art, game animation and sound for games– through introductory modules alongside learning about the industry as a whole and the history of the games sector. This will provide students with a foundational knowledge of the different areas of game development and an excellent basis to move forward in a specific role.

All our workspaces come equipped with top of the range industry standard equipment, allowing students to work with and use cutting edge equipment throughout their studies, ranging from high spec computers, motion capture suits, VR headset and bespoke sound studios.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body

    University of Hull

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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

  • Game Design Fundamentals – This module provides an overview of game design principles, mechanics, and storytelling techniques. Students will learn how to conceptualize and develop game ideas and utilise cutting edge game engines to create playable prototypes.
  • 3D Game Art Fundamentals: This module introduces students to the fundamental principles of game art, including 2D and 3D art creation, environment art, and asset integration. Students will gain hands-on experience with industry-standard tools and software.
  • Game Animation Fundamentals: This module covers the basics of 3D game animation, including the principles of 3D animation, rigging, character movement, and animating objects. Students will develop essential skills in creating dynamic and believable animations for games.
  • Audio Fundamentals – The module is designed to reflect the importance of recording, editing, mixing and implementation within the game audio production process by equipping the student with both the theoretical knowledge and the core operational skills required to work successfully in a modern recording environment.
  • Critical Game Studies: This module explores the evolution of video games, from their early beginnings to the present day. Students will analyse significant milestones, influential games, and the cultural impacts of gaming.
  • The Games Industry: This subject provides an in-depth exploration of the games industry, including its structure, business models, marketing strategies, and emerging trends. Students will gain insights into the different roles and career pathways within the industry.

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus with opportunities to study virtually. To maximise the student experience, some sessions may take place on other campuses.

On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, group seminars, practical sessions and workshops.

Students will receive between 12 and 16 hours of teaching time per week throughout this programme, depending on the modules being taken. Additional one-to-one tutorials with tutors will provide further support.

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We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

Those who do not have a GCSE in math and English will be required to undertake a pre-entry assessment to ensure suitability for the programme.

If you wish to continue studying beyond this programme, you can stay with us to study our Level 5 FdA programme.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


£7940.00 FT

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition, and assessment).

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may wish to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: W220
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)
  • Campus code: N

Apply on the UCAS website Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125

Apply direct to UCNL if we are your only option