Computer Games Development

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


If you have a desire to delve into the depths of computer games then this is the course for you. You will have an interest and flair for programming, mathematics and problem solving and enjoy playing a variety of computer games. You will have great communication and team working skills and the determination to persevere until something works.

You will study: Computer games design and development; Games programming; History and evolution of games; 2D animation; 3D level editing and scripting; 3D modelling and animation; Artificial intelligence and critical thinking; Character creation and storytelling; Mathematics for computing; Problem solving, team working and project management.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably in Maths, Computing Science, Graphic Communication or any science or technology subject, plus 4 subjects at National 5 including Maths; or Foundation Apprenticeship: Information Technology Software Development plus National 5 Maths; or NC Computer Games Development plus National 5 Maths; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and pre-course assessment.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree programme. Please note: to progress to years 2 or 3 of a university course, you MUST have Higher Maths at A or B. This is not included in this HND course.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Digital, Computing and Cyber

SCQF Level