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 how to use and implement popular game engines in the creation of their own games software titles while studying core development languages. Additionally, learners will create graphics, animation, sound and look at their implementation possibilities for modern technologies such as the web, mobile devices and gaming consoles. Successful learners will have an extensive knowledge of games software development as well as an extensive portfolio of work including games.

Course content

*Digital Media Technology

*Project Development

*Programming Languages

*Digital Multimedia Authoring

*Digital Imaging

*Web Authoring

*Sound Engineering & Music Technology


*Mathematics for Computing

Career prospects; Further studies


*Game development roles – Programmer – Artist – Animator – Designer

*Indie Game Development

*Software & Web Development

*Digital Media roles


Higher Education Progression:

*Carlow IT: BSc in Computer Games Development (CW208)
*Dundalk IT: BSc in Computing in Games Development (DK820); BSc in Computing in Software Development (DK721)
*Athlone IT: BSc in Computing in Software Design (Game Development) (AL801)
*IT Blanchardstown: BA (Honours) in Creative Digital Media (BN112); Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media (BN021)
*NUI Maynooth: BA Digital Media (MH110)

Entry requirements

*Leaving Certificate with at least a D3 in Ordinary Maths with relevant experience
*FETAC Level 5 award
*Mature applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

 Places are offered following a successful interview. Candidates are encouraged to bring a CV and portfolio to the interview.

Places are offered following successful interview. Learners should have a good working knowledge of computers and some software (e.g. Internet, Email, MS Office).

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