COURSE INFORMATION

Keen to explore your talent for computer games design? Interested in producing digital interactive media? Want to know how to design for the best user experience? If you are looking for a career in games production, digital design, interactive storytelling, or UX design, then this is the course for you.

You should have an interest in and flair for games level editing, user experience, developing digital media and should also enjoy playing a variety of computer games. You will need great communication and team working skills and the determination to persevere until something works.

The games and digital entertainment industry is a target area for growth and needs intelligent, hard-working and innovative people to drive the future of gaming in Scotland. The career you want may not even exist yet as new roles in IT and digital development are appearing every year. This course could be your first step towards fulfilling your ambitions in the exciting and dynamic world of digital entertainment.

  • Games design
  • Software development in C#
  • Narrative and character design
  • 2D animation for games
  • 3D Modelling using 3DS Max/Maya
  • Games Engines - Unity and Unreal
  • Team-working 
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • One year full-time
  • Computer Games Design and Development with Unity
  • Games Interface Design
  • User Centred Design
  • Designing, developing, and marketing interactive products
  • Character Creation and Storytelling
  • 2D Animation for Games
  • 3D Level Editing and Scripting with Unreal Engine
  • 3D Modelling and Animation with 3D Max / Maya
  • Developing Mobile Applications and Games in Unity
  • Emerging technologies in the games industry
  • Team working and project management
  • Programming - developing software introduction¬†
  • One Higher at Grade C or above in Computing Science, English, Graphic Communication, any Science/Technology subject, or Art and Design; plus four National 5s at Grade C or above one of which must be English
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Information Technology: Software Development SCQF Level 6
  • Advanced Certificate: Computer Games Design and Animation SCQF Level 6 including achievement of the unit Academic Skills
  • Level Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Games Producer
  • Games Designer
  • Games Tester
  • Interactive Content Developer
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • 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