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Computer Games Development


Computer Games Development

Entry Requirements

Students should have successfully completed an appropriate QQI Level 5 course such as Computer Games Design, Computer Games Programming, Creative Digital Media (Year 1) or Software Development (Year 1 ), all available at Cavan Institute. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement but can demonstrate industry experience.

Career Opportunities

With the recent increase in home game usage, online gaming and traditional PC and arcade games, this innovative sector continues to grow and expand at a rapid pace. Consequently, there has been a marked increase in the demand for games developers in recent years. Job offers include: research assistants, games designers, Unity game developers, technical artists, vfx (visual effects) artist, Unreal Engine programmers etc.


Graduates are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • Games Design - TUD   

  • Computing - Games Development - ATU Sligo 

  • Communication Studies - DCU 

  • Humanities - Creative & Cultural Industries - UCD 

  • Film & TV - DKIT

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Digital Media Production

  • Project Management 

  • Web Authoring 

  • Multimedia Technology 

  • Graphics & Animations 

  • Digital Imaging 

  • Multimedia Technology 

  • Design Skills 

  • Multimedia Sound 

  • Communications 

  • Work Experience

About This Course

The games development sec­tor demands a range of skills across the creative and technical domains. As well as the obvious technical skills, success for games developers also relies on an ability to manage their projects. Therefore soft skills within the multidisciplinary environment of the games sector are also needed. These include project management capabilities, team-working, problem solving and communication skills. 

This course in Computer Games Development will enable you to develop these technical, personal and interpersonal skills through the activities and projects taught as part of the course curriculum. These include 2D and 3D games development through multiple platforms (Unreal Engine and Unity), 3D modelling and animation, web design, graphic design and sound editing.

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