COURSE INFORMATION

This course is a launch pad for progression to advanced level courses in computer animation or games development by learning how a game is constructed from initial concept to final product.

To benefit from this course you should have an interest in playing a variety of computer games, exploring how they work and what makes a game enjoyable. You will enjoy working with groups of people and solving problems and be able to communicate your ideas effectively.

 

  • Digital Design
  • IT skills
  • Basic Programming
  • Film and Game design skills
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving and Working with others
  • One year full-time
  • Computer games design, media assets, and development
  • Computer gameplay
  • Character design
  • Games programing
  • Narrative design
  • 3D modelling
  • Animation skills
  • Media production
  • National 5 Maths
  • Mobile game development
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy, communication, problem solving and working with others will be developed and certified on this course
  • Communication at SCQF Level 4
  • Three other National 4s preferably including maths

 

  • National Certificate: Computer Games: Creative Development and Animation SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Computer Games Development (Programing) SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Computing with Digital Media SCQF Level 6
  • Games programer
  • Games producer
  • 3D graphics artist
  • Animator
  • Character artist
  • Flash drive/memory stick
  • Drawing materials
  • National 5 Maths course book
  • 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
  • You may also be required to sit a 45-minute maths diagnostic test