Intermediate Certificate: Computer Games Design and Animation (with eSports)

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus, Dunfermline (Halbeath) Campus


This course will give you a broad introduction to all aspects of the games industry. You will start with playing and analysing existing games and participating in esports events, including the creation of your own esports team and branding. You will come up with your own game ideas and pitch those ideas to others. You will create art and animations for games in both 2D and 3D.

Finally, you will learn the basics of programming and use this to take your game from concept to reality, including learning proper game testing techniques.

By the end of the course you will have created your own video game from start to finish, experienced a sample of everything the industry has to offer, and will be prepared for the next step of your journey into your video game career.

You will study:
3D Modelling and Animation; Character creation; Games programming; Computer programming; Animation fundamentals; Games portfolio; Gameplay; eSport game performance; Developmental drawing; Computing project; 3D modelling and printing; NPA Computer games development.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including English, Maths and preferably an arts or STEM-based subject; or Certificate: Computing with Digital Media; or Certificate: Computing with Computer Games Design and Cyber Security. Interview.

Progression Routes

Advanced Certificate: Computer Games Design and Animation SCQF Level 6.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Digital, Computing and Cyber

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT