DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES HNC
Games & Animation
Looking to get your career in Games & Animation started? This course is for anyone looking to develop their understanding of Digital Technologies, who want to develop specialist technical knowledge, and a broad skillset that will help them to find employment.
What will I do?
The Digital Technologies HNC – Games and Animation, equivalent to the first year of a university degree programme. It concentrates on developing the skills to succeed in industry and prepares you for work in the digital sector. You’ll study units such as:
- Principles of Animation
- Game Development
- 3D Modelling
- 3D Sculpting for VR and AR
- Advanced Animation
You’ll gain a wide range of knowledge, during your Games and Animation course, tied to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios, with live project briefs from our employer partners. You will also have the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and the workplace.Apply Now
Is it for me?
If you’re looking to get your career in Games and Animation started and have a passion for digital technologies, then this is the course for you. There are full time and part time course options available to suit your needs.
Not ready to apply yet? Why not give us an email, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We’ll be able to advise on whether this Games and Animation course is right for you and take it from there.
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After studying a Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies you’ll have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of digital technology. You’ll be able to demonstrate a range of subject-specific skills as well as general skills and qualities relevant to digital employers.
Once you’ve completed your HNC, you can progress your learning by moving on to Digital Technologies Higher National Diploma, progress on to study at university or onto employment.
MK College and the South-Central Institute of Technology (SCIoT) are now partnering with The Open University to produce new routes to full honours degrees which represent a real cost saving for students.
You can now study towards your HND (Higher National Diploma), followed by a third top-up year with the open University.
What types of jobs could you expect afterwards?
You could expect roles with titles such as Games Designer, Junior Animator, Games Consultant, Animator, Games Developer, Animation director. Don’t feel limited by this list, with the Digital Technologies HNC you’ll be anything ready.
During these jobs you could be responsible for working in a dynamic and agile environment, with constant exposure to new technologies and plenty of opportunities to grow your skills and learn from others.
Did you know?
- 55% of game development studio roles are based outside of London and the South East (UKIE, The regional economic impact of the UK games industry 2020)UK tech employs 2.93m people, with 40% growth in two years (Tech Nation Jobs and Skills Report 2020).