HNC Computer Games Development

Course Content

This course will give a strong foundation in a fast-growing digital industry. You will learn how to create games and apply and integrate different types of game technology. There will be mix of practical and theoretical learning vital for an understanding of this field. You will also learn about Computer Games Programming, Game Design Theory, Game Interface Design and Animation and take part in team activities. This is a full-time course delivered on campus which includes classes, practical tutorials, project work and self-study sessions.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers (including one in a STEM subject) and National 5 Maths


Progression from SCQF level 5/6 Computing college course A grade with all credits.


Foundation Apprenticeship in IT Software Development.


Mature applicants with relevant experience will be assessed individually.

Completion of a strong personal statement explaining your interest in the course. You may be invited for an interview to make sure this is the right course for you. All applicants may also be asked to provide a reference.

Method of Assessment

Continuous assessment throughout the course and end of year project. 

Future Prospects

Progression to the HND Games Development Course year 2. Excellent prospects for employment in games and media industries. Alternatively, you may articulate into one of the many relevant university degree programmes. 

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Computing & Creative Media

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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