Computing: Games Development: HNC

Are you enthusiastic about gaming, and want to develop the skills to create your own games? This creative, hands-on course enables you to develop skills in all aspects of computer game development. You will learn how to create logic games, 2D games, and 3D first person shooter games.

This course prepares you for employment in a junior developer role within the computer games industry, or a junior software developer role within the IT industry. By gaining the HNC qualification you may be able to progress to 2nd year BSc Games and Software Development degree programmes.

The course offers a variety of subjects such as: C# XNA and Java Programming, 3D Modelling and Animation, and Games Design Project.


Entry Requirements

  • 2 ‘Higher Grades’ (bands A-C), one of which must be Mathematics
  • 2 further ‘Standard Grades’ (bands 1-3) OR ‘Intermediate 2’ (bands A-C)
  • English or Communication ‘Standard Grade’ (band 1-3) OR ‘Intermediate 2’ (band A-C)

Candidates possessing a National Qualification in Computer Games at Level 5 or Level 6 may also be eligible for entry to this course.


Course Content

Subjects you will undertake include:

  • 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Project Management
  • Computer Architecture
  • Mathematics
  • Program Planning
  • Structured Programming
  • C# XNA
  • Object Oriented Programming (Java)
  • Computer Architecture 1
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Operating Systems
  • Working within a Project Team
  • Graded Games Project

You will be able to apply online for this course from 26 January 2015.

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1 academic year
August - June
15 hours

Can lead to:
Second year entry to degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University and University of the West of Scotland Employment as a junior Games Programmer/Modeller or Software Developer

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