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With the global software market expected to grow from $137.9 billion in 2018 to $180.1 billion by the end of 2021, the opportunities for the UK games industry have never been greater.

Studying a university-level specific qualification in Games & Animation will give you all of the skills and experience required to take this ever-evolving industry by storm.


Plus, you'll benefit from strong industry links and live projects with employers such as Microsoft, VWFS, Cranfield University and many more, to support your development and provide you with an impressive graduate CV.




HNC Games & Animation pathway explained 






Course Level: 4
Start Date: 14/09/2020
Course Location: Bletchley Campus
Course Fees: £6000 

Course Duration: Available to study full time over one year or part time over two years

Entry Requirements: Students are expected to have achieved at least 32-48 UCAS points in games, media production, information technology or similar disciplines – e.g. C grade at A-Level, MP grade at BTEC/OCR/UAL Level 3, Pass at Access – or relevant industry experience considered.



Course highlights 

  • Student membership to UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE)
  • Visit to UKIE Student Game Jam and Student Conference 
  • Visit EGX Conference – the UK's biggest gaming show
  • Visit to the London Games Festival - opportunity to showcase and pitch games projects to investors and publishers in the industry
  • Opportunity to represent MK College at the British Esports Championships
  • Opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as PCAP – Programming Essentials in Python



Skills to bridge the

<GAP> in the digital sector


All Games & Animation students will benefit from a study programme built to bridge the skills <GAP> in the digital sector.


Graduates on successful completion of this programme will be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of the core concepts in creative media and be competent in games, animation and VFX practices and the use of programming for development.


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Did you know?



The creative digital industries are the fastest growing part of the UK economy. They have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent - bringing together creativity and technology to create exciting jobs and career paths. Sub sections within the 'creative tech' sector include: IT software, computer services, and VFX and video games.



Employer-led learning

We work in partnership alongside a number of prestigious companies who champion digital innovation and training. You can expect to take on work placements, live projects and workshops led by Microsoft, KPMG, Cranfield University, Volkswagen Financial Services, Activate Learning and more.

Find out more about our employer partnerships





Explore our facilities

Our Games & Animation students are taught at our Bletchley Campus and benefit from industry-standard software, our Mac suite and fully-stocked learning resource centres.






Ready to apply?

You've heard all about the amazing opportunities available through studying the HNC Games & Animation pathway. Are ready to take the next step? Get your application submitted today and get ready to start your new journey in September 2020.


Still have questions about the course? Ask away via our live chat function.



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