COURSE INFORMATION

This course is intended to prepare you for progression to further study in computer games development, digital media studies, computing science and IT subjects.

The course provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills of computer games design and development that will be necessary if you intend to specialise in aspects of computer games development, digital media studies, computing science and IT subjects.

  • Organised, reliable and proactive
  • Knowledgeable and adept at problem solving
  • Able to work independently and collectively
  • Creative and enthusiastic
  • Computer Games: Design
  • Computer Games: Media Assets
  • Computer Games: Development
  • During the course you will gain an understanding of the underlying concepts and fundamental principles involved in digital gaming planning, design and developing
  • You will learn how to recognise and distinguish differences between numerous gaming platforms, environments and genres and acquire an understanding of the different types of media assets required for developing a digital game
  • You will plan and produce media assets for use in game development environments using a variety of computer software from industry giants Adobe
  • These will include computer graphics, animations and sounds. You will then consider the processes involved in the final stages of development of a digital game where you will learn how to use your chosen game development environment to bring together all the parts and produce a working game which will include an insight into the world of computer coding and programing
  • No formal entry conditions exist
  • You should be able to demonstrate a familiarity with computing, mathematics, art, and craft subjects and would likely be studying at National 4 or 5 Level or above

Fife College will accept achievement of this course as equivalent to one National 5 (excluding Maths) for progression to:

  • National Certificate: Computer Games Development (Programing) SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Computer Games: Creative Development and Animation SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Computing with Digital Media (Web and Mobile Applications) SCQF Level 6