• Computing

    HND Computer Games

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Welcome to the exciting world of HND Computer Games! In this rapidly evolving industry, you may find your passion for gaming turning into a rewarding career. This one-year full-time course is your gateway to the cutting-edge of computer games. It’s the perfect blend of technical skills, creativity and mathematical acumen.

Entry Requirements

To step into Year 2 of the HND, you'll need:

  • HNC Computer Games Development with a minimum of 15 credits, preferably an A or B for the HNC Graded Unit
  • an interview with us

Course Content

This course includes:

  • explore the history and culture of computer games
  • develop programming skills, including object-oriented and event-driven programming
  • dive into relevant maths for interactive computing, focusing on 3D matrices and calculus
  • gain expertise in game customisation, scripting, immersive level design, character creation, storytelling, 3D modeling, animation, and mobile technology
  • work on real client projects and participate in end-of-year showcases
  • volunteer with CoderDojo, a global network of programming clubs for children and young people
  • attend open days and engage with guest speakers from universities and industry

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

On completion of this course you may:

  • move onto a degree course at partner universities like UWS or Glasgow Caledonian University (direct entry to year 2 or year 3) via articulation arrangements
  • seek entry-level roles in the software industry

Why Choose This Course?

By choosing HND Computer Games, you’ll gain:

  • advanced programming skills for game development
  • in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of computer games
  • expertise in 3D modeling, animation, and mobile technology
  • real-world experience through client projects and showcases
  • opportunities for volunteering with CoderDojo and engaging with industry experts
  • a stepping stone to further academic pursuits or a rewarding career in the software industry

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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