Introduction to Computer Games Design (including ESports)

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus


This is the first step for those interested in a career in games development and Esports.

This course will introduce learners to the genres, trends and emerging technologies of the computer games industry. This course provides a foundation in techniques that are important to the sector, such as digital planning and design, creation of media assets, and development and testing — while also developing employability skills and Core Skills through enterprise activities.

Level 4/5 students will have an introduction to Esports, will explore video game characters, narrative design, creating an Esports brand, organising an Esports tournament and live-stream broadcasting.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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