If you have a desire to delve into the depths of computer games and investigate how they work, then this is the ideal course for you. You will need a flair for programming, maths, and solving complex problems. You should enjoy playing a variety of computer games and you may even have designed a few games of your own.

You will need great communication and team working skills and the determination to persevere until something works. The computer games industry is a target area for growth and needs intelligent, hardworking and innovative people to drive the future of gaming in Scotland.

The value of video games sales in 2022 was estimated at over £4 Billion, making it the most successful entertainment form of the 21st century. 

This course could be your first step towards fulfilling your ambitions.

  • Software development using c#
  • Program design
  • Games design
  • Character design
  • Team-working
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Animation
  • 3D level editing 
  • Games engines - unity and unreal 
  • Higher Mathematics 
  • 1 Year full-time
  • Games programming
  • 2D animation for games
  • 3D level editing
  • Computing: planning
  • Team working in computing
  • Creating graphics
  • Programming a game for a mobile device
  • Game technology
  • Graded Unit 1
  • Digital Media: Audio
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Character creation and storytelling
  • Pitch a treatment
  • One Higher at Grade C or above in Maths, Computing Science, Graphic Communication or any Science/Technology subject; plus four National 5s at Grade B or above, one of which must be Maths.
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Information Technology: Software Development SCQF Level 6 plus National 5 Maths at Grade B or above
  • Advanced Certificate: Computer Games Design and Animation SCQF Level 6 plus National 5 Maths 
  • Advanced Certificate: Computing with Software Development and Cyber Security SCQF Level 6 plus National 5 Maths
  • HND Computer Games Development
  • It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information.
  • Game Developer/Programmer
  • Game Designer
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Tester
  • (VR) Developer
  • Mobile Game Developer
  • Course books may be required.
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills-based exercise.
  • In the case of Fife School leavers, the College will request a Transition Form from the school.