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 games, creative flair and technical aptitude, Pulse College can equip you with the professional skills required to enter this innovative, rapidly-growing industry.

Taught by practicing industry professionals, Pulse College ensure’s that you receive the very highest levels of training. A key part of the course involves producing a portfolio of work that will help you to get into the exciting and rapidly developing games industry.

Course content

This course covers a wide range of topics from game production techniques to concept art, character design, 3D animation, game audio and programming, and a key part of the course involves you producing a portfolio of work that will help you to get into the exciting and rapidly developing games industry.

During the course, you will learn about:

  • Dynamics of modern 3D games by looking at what goes on ‘under the hood’
  • Concept art
  • Construction of complex scenes
  • Development of 3D game levels
  • Production of realistic environments for first, and third, person games
  • Camera and lighting techniques, audio design for interactive media, texturing and special effects all play a part in this immersive games development course

Whether you want to be a games designer, storyboard artist, concept artist, 3D modeller or animator, kickstart your games development career with Pulse College.


Career prospects; Further studies

Career paths open to graduated include:

-Game Designer

-Narrative Designer

-Level Designer

-Game Programmer

-Game Artist

-Graphic Designer

-Creative Director

-PreVis Artist

-Technical Artist

-Lead Artist

-Concept Artist


-Environment Artist

-3D Modeller

-Quality Assurance Tester

-Sound Designer


-BSc in computer game development (level 7&8), DIT Aungier Street


Entry requirements


The standard minimum entry requirement for first year admission to this Higher Certificate programme is five passes in the Leaving Certificate including Mathematics and either Irish or English. Or alternatively a FETAC Level 5 qualification. Applicant subject to interview.

If you do not have the minimum Leaving Certificate requirements, please contact us as we can talk to you about other routes you can take to enrol on the course.




Total Cost: €6770 per year (2 years in duration)


Contact details


Pulse College Dublin