Computer Games Development

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This course prepares you for employment in a junior developer role within the Computer Games Industry or a junior software developer role within the IT Industry. The HNC Computer Games Development qualification has progression routes to our 2nd year HND Computer Games Development course and to 2nd year BSc Games and Software Development degree programmes.

Students will use industry standard software (including GameMaker Studio, Unity, Unreal Engine) and hardware (PC, VR, mobile devices) for development.

Subjects you'll study include: 3D Modelling and Animation; Mathematics (Calculus and Matrices); Program Planning; Structured Programming for Games; Working within a Project Team; Graded Games Project.

Applicants should note that this course contains maths subjects and progression to year 2 depends on having an ability to pass these subject areas.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths plus 3 subjects at National 5 including English and Computing Science, or NQ Computing: Games Development, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Second-year entry to HND Computer Games Development and to degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland and University of Abertay.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Applied Computing and Digital Technologies

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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