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Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Computer Game Design)

Course Code DGH, Duration: 2 Years

Related Courses: | DMP (1 year) | DLO (1 year) |

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Our Game Design Higher National Diploma provides you with the skills required to turn your own pen & paper designs into fully-functional interactive products, using industry-standard tools, theory, and techniques. Use cutting-edge technology to bring your ideas to life. Then test them out online with the gaming community. Many of our graduates have gone on to work in world-class companies, while others have formed companies of their own. This course is also a pathway to the BA (Hons) in Visual Media.

Course Content:

  • Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production
  • Research Techniques for Creative Media Production
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Special Subject Investigation for Creative Media
  • Practical Skills for Computer Game Design
  • Computer Games Studies
  • Career Development for the Computer Games Industry
  • 2D Digital Graphics for Computer Games
  • 3D Computer Game Engines
  • Music and Sound for Computer Games
  • Ideas Generation for Computer Games
  • 3D Animation for Computer Games
  • Computer Game Design Techniques
  • Level Design for Computer Games
  • Scripting for Computer Game Design
  • Human-Computer Interfaces for Computer Games

    Entry Requirements:

    Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two H5/O1 and four O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+)


    HND in Creative Media Production (Computer Game Design)

    This award is made by the UK awarding body BTEC Pearson and is not, at present, placed on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
    A Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6.

    QQI Comparability Statement


    Game Engines: Unity3D and Unreal Engine
    Virtual / Augmented reality hardware such as Oculus headsets
    Autodesk and Adobe CC series of graphics programs

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