Digital Design and Development (Games)

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


Keen to explore your talent for computer games design? Interested in producing digital interactive media? Want to know how to design for the best user experience? If you are looking for a career in games production, digital design, interactive storytelling, or UX design, then this is the course for you.

You should have an interest in and flair for games level editing, user interface design, developing digital media and should also enjoy playing a variety of computer games. You will need great communication and team working skills and the determination to persevere until something works.

You will study:
Computer Games Design and Development with Unity; Games Interface Design; User Centred Design; Designing, developing, and marketing interactive products; Character Creation and Storytelling; 2D Animation for Games; 3D Level Editing and Scripting with Unreal Engine; 3D Modelling and Animation with 3D Max / Maya; Developing Mobile Applications and Games in Unity; Emerging technologies in the games industry; Team working and project management.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher plus 4 subjects at National 5 including English, or Foundation Apprenticeship IT: Software Development, or Advanced Certificate: Computer Games Design and Animation, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

A variety of relevant degree courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Digital, Computing and Cyber

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT