NPA Computer Games Development SCQF Level 4 NPA

What is special about this course?

You will acquire an understanding of the concepts and fundamental principles involved in digital gaming planning and design.
You learn how to recognise and distinguish differences between numerous gaming platforms, environments and genres.
You will plan and design a level in a digital game and be introduced to the role of the games designer.
You will acquire an understanding of the different types of media asset required for developing a digital game.
You will learn how to plan and produce media assets for use in a game development environment.
You will gain an understanding of the processes involved in the final stages of development of a digital game.
You will learn how to use your chosen game development environment to bring together all the parts and produce a working game.
ou will gain an understanding of the evaluation process and then you will then go on to plan, create and deliver a promotional activity.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements; however, you will be interviewed to determine whether this is the right course for you. To get the best out of this course you should enjoy working with others and have a real interest in computer games development.

What units will I study?

Computer Games: Design

Computer Games: Development

Computer Games: Media Assets

How will I study my course?

    How and where will I study?
    Depending on your location you will either study in school or at your local Argyll College centre. This course will be delivered via video-conference.

    Where can I study my course?

      • UHI Argyll

    Start date

    In most schools this course will start in June.


    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Where will it take me?

    NC Computing with Digital Media - at college

    Is there more information available online?

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    This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form.

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.