Computer Games

Ayrshire College


Kilwinning Campus


Welcome to the exciting world of HND Computer Games! In this rapidly evolving industry, you may find your passion for gaming turning into a rewarding career. This one-year full-time course is your gateway to the cutting-edge of computer games. It’s the perfect blend of technical skills, creativity and mathematical acumen.

This course includes:

explore the history and culture of computer games; develop programming skills, including object-oriented and event-driven programming; dive into relevant maths for interactive computing, focusing on 3D matrices and calculus; gain expertise in game customisation, scripting, immersive level design, character creation, storytelling, 3D modeling, animation, and mobile technology; work on real client projects and participate in end-of-year showcases; volunteer with CoderDojo, a global network of programming clubs for children and young people; and, attend open days and engage with guest speakers from universities and industry.

Entry Requirements

HNC Computer Games Development with a minimum of 15 credits and preferably A or B for the HNC Graded Unit. Interview.

Progression Routes

Progression to employment or entry to year 2 or 3 of a degree through the college's articulation arrangements.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT