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Games Design & Development

QQI Level 5 Major award in Multimedia (5M2146)


This course offers the learner the opportunity to explore and develop skills in many aspects of design, with particular emphasis on graphics. It provides a solid foundation for further studies in the fields of creative design and computer design.

Entry Requirements

•    Leaving Certificate: 2 subjects at Higher Level H4 with pass in ordinary level maths
•    QQI/FETAC Level 4 award, or
•    Others, including mature students are assessed individually, and
•    Samples of applicant’s work, and
•    Personal interview

Principal Area of Study

Design Skills, Games Analysis Design, Programming, Work Experience, Communications,3D Computer Modelling and Animation, Image Processing, Photoshop, Computer Graphics, Multimedia Authoring. 



Career Opportunities and Progression

This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes also reserve a number of places on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.


Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.  

Graduates are eligible to apply for a BSc. in Game Design & Development in Hanze University of Applied Science in Groningen, Netherlands.


1 Year

Course Code:


See the video below for an insight into the range of Games past students have produced.  The students develop a range of Games in both 2D and 3D environments.