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.

  • 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

There are two streams available at this level; one for those interested in games programing and maths, and one for those interested in creative games development. Entry requirements and location of study for each stream are indicated below.

Creative Development stream (Dunfermline Campus only)

  • Communication at SCQF Level 4
  • Three other National 4s

Games Programing and Maths stream (Glenrothes Campus only)

  • Communication at SCQF Level 4
  • National 4 Maths:

          - This must be added value unit H22H 74 Mathematics Test 

          - Please note: National 4 Numeracy or Application of Mathematics are not suitable qualifications

  • Two other National 4s
  • 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