Category Archives: Courses

This page looks at college courses, both CAO and non-CAO that you can do to learn skills and gain education in games related skillsets. You can submit news for this section by clicking here.

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Pulse College announces new Summer courses

Pulse College has announced some short courses over the summer in their Dublin base. The ‘One Game a Day’ course with the extremely experienced Joe Roe will cover creating games from the following genres over the course of a week: -First person shooter -Point and click adventure -Real time strategy -Infinite runner[...]

MindRising 2016 Competition

      Given the year that is in it this looks like a nice initiative revolving around games and creativity. Last week saw the launch of MindRising 2016, a competition celebrating 200 years of the island of  Ireland. Teams of primary and secondary school children will work on their[...]

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Animation Skillnet courses (Dublin)

More high level short training courses on offer in Dublin from Animation Skillnet. Feb/March evening courses in the Guinness Enterprise Centre, Dublin. 1) Introduction to Toonboom Harmony (5 Tuesday Evenings) – http://animationskillnet.ie/09-02-16-introduction-to-toonboom-harmony-5-tuesday-evenings/ 2) Introduction to Nuke Compositing (5 Wednesday Evenings) – http://animationskillnet.ie/10-02-16-introduction-to-nuke-compositing-5-wednesday-evenings/ 3) Lighting and Look Development for CG Production (5 Thursday Evenings) – http://animationskillnet.ie/11-02-16-lighting-and-look-development-for-cg-production-5-thursday-evenings/

Introduction to Games Development – Pulse College – Galway

  Introduction to Games Development Pulse College Galway 6 week course Mon & Wed 6.30-9pm Take the first step on the road to becoming a professional game developer! The course runs for 6 weeks and takes place at Pulse College Games Campus in both Dublin and Galway. Over the course of 6 weeks[...]

Introduction to Games Development – Pulse College – Dublin

  Introduction to Games Development Pulse College Dublin 6 week course Mon & Wed 6.30-9pm Take the first step on the road to becoming a professional game developer! The course runs for 6 weeks and takes place at Pulse College Games Campus in both Dublin and Galway. Over the course of 6 weeks[...]

Diploma in Games Development – Pulse College – Galway

  Diploma in Games Development Pulse College Galway 2 year part-time course Course Overview Pulse College’s Diploma in Games Development is developed and taught by practicing industry professionals to ensure that you receive the very highest levels of training. A key part of the course involves producing a portfolio of work that[...]

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New animation short courses

  Animation Skillnet provides subsidised training solutions to the animation, games and VFX sectors in Ireland. They run high-end, bespoke training courses designed and delivered by industry specialists and they organise and support professional networking events and conferences for these sectors in Ireland and internationally.   Check them out here: http://animationskillnet.ie/[...]

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New certificates in 3D for Games & Animation (Dundalk)

DKIT are running 2 springboard animation courses starting in September 2015. There are level 7 one year long courses. The certificate in 2D/3D Digital Animation Production will equip participants with skills in both 2D design & 3D computer animation, team work and project management. Students will gain vital knowledge of[...]

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New Beginners Game Dev Course – CityWest

Refrigeration Training has been in touch to say that they are doing to be offering a Beginners Game Development Programme. It is currently a non accredited course, but if they get enough interest, they  will put it through the FETAC/QQI QA procedure. This is a crash course in Unity3d development. Learn the basics[...]

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Upcoming Animation Skillnet Courses

A number of the following short courses may be relevant to readers here. DUBLIN   1) Python and CG Pipelines (5 Wednesday Evenings) – 2) Production Management for 2D Animation (One Day – Saturday) – 3) Introduction to Grooming with XGen in Maya (5 Tuesday Evenings) – 4) Creating Great Children’s Content (5 Tuesday[...]

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New Database of Game Related Courses

It is January and that time of year when secondary school students, people thinking of a career change, and those interested in further training, are galvanised by the CAO deadlines in the Republic of Ireland and the UCAS system in Northern Ireland (which has different deadlines!). Here on gd.ie we usually get[...]

B.A. (Hons) in Design Communications – GC

  B.A. (Hons) in Design Communications, Level 8 Griffith College Dublin 3 year full-time course Course Overview The BA (Hons) Design Communication degree is a full-time, 3-year programme of study. Design Communication is one of the most rapidly changing design disciplines, demanding that the graphic designer continuously responds with creativity and[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Game Development) – UU

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Game Development) University of Ulster – G457 4 year full-time course Course Overview The Computing/ICT industry is the fastest growing sector in the Northern Ireland economy and graduates from the Faculty’s computing courses are highly sought after. The modern student is increasingly concerned that their investment[...]

Higher National Certificate in Computing and Systems Development – NRC

Higher National Certificate in Computing and Systems Development, Level 4 Northern Regional College – C01917 FLF1A 1 year full-time course Course Overview This qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required for success in careers in computing and systems development. The course has been tailored to[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Games Modelling and Animation – UU

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Games Modelling and Animation University of Ulster 5 year part-time course Course Overview This course is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge in computer games’ design and development, enabling them to work within the expanding creative industries. The course offers core computing modules[...]

B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Games Development – UU

  B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Games Development University of Ulster 5 year part-time course Course Overview This course aims to respond to industrial needs in the emerging and innovative games sector by providing part-time study opportunities for those who wish to further their knowledge and skills in computer games development. On[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science – UU

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science University of Ulster 5 year part-time course Course Overview This course aims to provide part-time study opportunities for those who wish to develop further their knowledge of computing and enhance their employability in this area. On graduation, you will be able to pursue careers in[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing with Games Development – IT Tralee

  B.Sc. (Hons) in  Computing with Games Development, Level 8 Institute of Technology Tralee – TL811 4 year full-time course Course Overview We provide the environment that allows students with a particular passion, such as for games development, to achieve their goals. In an area such as computing the limits of[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing with Software Development – IT Tralee

  B.Sc. (Hons) in  Computing with Software Development, Level 8 Institute of Technology Tralee – TL810 4 year full-time course Course Overview We provide the environment that allows students with a particular passion for software development to achieve their goals. In an area such as computing the limits of a student’s[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Software Design and Development) – LIT

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Software Design and Development), Level 8 Limerick Institute of Technology – LC415 4 year full-time course Course Overview Today we interact with software using our laptops, mobile phones, GPS systems, tablets and Games Consoles. Software is all around us and the requirement for individuals to design,[...]

Higher Certificate in Games Development – BIFE

  Higher Certificate in Games Development, Level 6 Bray Institute of Further Education – MG 1 year full-time course Course Overview This one year Games Development course is designed to encourage key games development skills especially in the areas of games software programming and 3D modelling & animation. Learners will learn[...]

B.A. (Hons) in Computing – ITT

  B.A. (Hons) in Computing, Level 8 Institute of Technology Tallaght – TA_KCOMP_B 1 year full-time course Course Overview Computing professionals are a critical element in the modern business world and the demand for computing graduates is strong and projected to remain strong into the future. Sending txt messages. Downloading music.[...]

Higher National Diploma in Classical And Computer Animation – BCFE

  Higher National Diploma in Classical And Computer Animation Ballyfermot College of Further Education – CCH 2 year full-time course Course Overview This course gives budding artists the chance to express themselves artistically through the medium of animation, both classical (hand-drawn) and computer generated. This dynamic course provides the skills to[...]

B.A. in Computing – ITT

  B.A. (Hons) in Computing, Level 8 Institute of Technology Tallaght – TA_KCOMP_D 1 year full-time course Course Overview Computing professionals are a critical element in the modern business world and the demand for computing graduates is strong and projected to remain strong into the future. Sending txt messages. Downloading music.[...]

Higher National Diploma in Interactive Media – NWRC

  Higher National Diploma in Interactive Media North West Regional College 2 year full-time course Course Overview This highly creative course is about producing and presenting high-quality advertising, promotion, marketing and educational content for businesses, individuals and companies. It encourages the development of imagination, initiative, original ideas and a professional work[...]

Higher Diploma in Computing – ITT

  Higher Diploma in Computing, Level 6 Institute of Technology Tallaght – TA_KCOMP_HD 1,5 year full-time course Course Overview Computing professionals are a critical element in the modern business world and the demand for computing graduates is strong and projected to remain strong into the future. Sending txt messages. Downloading music.[...]

MSc. in Distributed and Mobile Computing – ITT

  MSc. in Distributed and Mobile Computing Institute of Technology Tallaght – TA_KDMCO_M 1 year full-time course Course Overview Computing professionals are a critical element in the modern business world and the demand for computing graduates is strong and projected to remain strong into the future. Sending text messages. Downloading music.[...]

B.Sc. in Computing – LIT

  B.Sc. in Computing, Level 7 Limerick Institute of Technology – LC403 3 year full-time course Course Overview This three year programme prepares students for a broad range of exciting careers in the computing sector. It provides students with an opportunity to work with evolving technologies in a fast moving industry.[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Games Design and Development) – LIT

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing (Games Design and Development), Level 8 Limerick Institute of Technology – LC418 4 year full-time course Course Overview This programme is designed to produce graduates with an in-depth knowledge of the essential aspects of games design and development. Students will learn the techniques for analysis, design[...]

BA Design in Animation – UU

  Bachelor of Design in Animation University of Ulster – WW26 4 year full-time course Course Overview Design for interaction and animation has become part of the film, television, games and interface design canon – from Jurassic Park to Avatar, Angry Birds to Call of Duty, Xbox to mobile. The field[...]

B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Games Development – UU

  B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Games Development University of Ulster – G453 4 year full-time course Course Overview This four-year course will provide you with a wide range of knowledge and skills in computer games development. On completion of this course, you will be able to contribute to the development of[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science – UU

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science University of Ulster – G401 4 year full-time course Course Overview This course is offered at the Magee campus by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering. If you are interested in computer software design, how computers communicate and how they actually perform their tasks, then[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing – UU

  B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing University of Ulster – G403 4 year full-time course Course Overview The Computing/ICT industry is the fastest growing sector in the Northern Ireland economy and graduates from the Faculty’s computing courses are highly sought after. The modern student is increasingly concerned that their investment in education[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Digital Media Design – UL

B.Sc. (Hons) in Digital Media Design – Level 8 University of Limerick – LM113 4 year full-time course Course Overview This programme might suit you: if you are interested in how media technology is used and how it can make a difference in people’s lives; if you are interested in learning[...]

B.Eng. (Hons) in Software Engineering – UU

  B.Eng. (Hons) in Software Engineering University of Ulster – G600 3 year full-time course Course Overview This course is offered at the Jordanstown campus by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering. The course provides an education in software engineering, supported by fundamental topics in computing science, equipping its graduates to[...]

Diploma in Games Development – Pulse College – Dublin

  Diploma in Games Development Pulse College Dublin 2 year part-time course Course Overview Pulse College’s Diploma in Games Development is developed and taught by practicing industry professionals to ensure that you receive the very highest levels of training. A key part of the course involves producing a portfolio of work that[...]

Higher Certificate in Games Development – Pulse College

  Higher Certificate in Games Development, Level 6 Pulse College Dublin & Galway 2 year full-time course   Course Overview With the continued growth of the games industry in Ireland, Pulse College has partnered with DIT to deliver an innovative Higher Certificate in Game Development. If you have a passion for[...]

Animation Skillnet courses

Animation Skillnet is an industry led training network for the animation, games and VFX sectors in Ireland. They run subsidised, high-end training courses delivered by industry specialists and organise professional networking events and conferences for member company employees and freelancers.   The following courses may be of interest to gd.ie readers.[...]

M.Sc. in Software Engineering and Database Technologies – NUIG

M.Sc. in Software Engineering and Database Technologies National University of Ireland, Galway – GYE04 2 year part-time course Course Overview This programme aims to provide a flexible, part-time, blended learning route for students to gain the necessary professional skills, conceptual frameworks, methods, technologies and hands-on experience of software development as a[...]

Diploma in Software Engineering – NUIG

Diploma in Software Engineering, Level 8 National University of Ireland, Galway – GYE16 1 year part-time course Course Overview This diploma provides a focused programme of study in the area of software design and development, providing an insight into technical skills and modern industry techniques. The computer languages Java and C[...]

M.Sc., External Stream, Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development – NUIG

M.Sc. in Software Design and Development M.Sc. in Software Design and Development (External Stream) Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development National University of Ireland, Galway – GYE03, MSc GYE15, MSc (External stream) GYE12, HDip 2 years full-time (MSc), 1 year part-time (MSc—External Stream) 1 year full-time (HDip) Course Overview The[...]

Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development – NUIG

Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development (Industry Stream/ICT Skills) National University of Ireland, Galway 1 year full-time course Course Overview The HDipAppSc programe structure is based on a first semester of immersion in computing knowledge, supported by extensive laboratories, followed by a second semester of specialisation and industry placement. Key[...]

M.A./P.Grad.Dip. in Digital Media – NUIG

M.A./P.Grad.Dip. in Digital Media National University of Ireland, Galway – GYA62 1 year full-time course Course Overview The MA in Digital Media aims to synthesise artistic and technological knowledge. This unique course is delivered by combining expertise from the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, the Information Technology Department and the Digital Enterprise Research[...]

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science and Information Technology – NUIG

B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science and Information Technology, Level 8 National University of Ireland, Galway – GT350 4 year full-time course Course Overview We depend on electronic devices, such as computers and mobile phones, computer software and networks to store, process, transmit, retrieve and manipulate information. Students will cover the technology[...]

M.Sc. in Computer Science (Software Engineering) – MU

M.Sc. in Computer Science Maynooth University – MHG50/MHG51 1,5 year full-time/2 years part-time course Course Overview The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree at NUI Maynooth exposes graduates in Computer Science and related disciplines to the many facets of this complex area – the technical, the methodological, the organizational –[...]

B.Sc. in Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development – MU

B.Sc. in Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development (SCMWD), Level 8 Maynooth University – MH140/MH203 4 year full-time course Course Overview Consider Multimedia Mobile and Web Development if you are interested in: studying all the essentials of computers and software, as well as key areas in mathematics, business, and organisational studies participating[...]

B.Sc. in Computer Science and Software Engineering – MU

B.Sc. in Computer Science and Software Engineering, Level 8 Maynooth University – MH203 4 year full-time course Course Overview Consider Computer Science and Software Engineering or Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development if you are interested in: studying all the essentials of computers and software, as well as key areas in mathematics,[...]

B.A. in Digital Media – MU

B.A. in Digital Media, Level 8 Maynooth University – MH110 3 year full-time course Course Overview The digital revolution is transforming how we communicate, how we express ourselves and how we form communities. This dynamic programme encompasses the twin challenges of learning to use media technologies creatively and learning to analyse[...]

B.Sc. in Computer Science and Software Engineering (Arts) – MU

B.Sc. in Computer Science and Software Engineering (Arts) (Csea), Level 8 Maynooth University – MH140 4 year full-time course Course Overview Computers have become a part of everybody’s daily life. In the Department of Computer Science we teach how computer systems work, with a particular focus on software, and we research[...]