Griffith College

Certificate in Computer Games Technology

Certificate in Computer Games Technology

Certificate in Computer Games Technology

Start your career in the gaming industry. Learn practical skills and set yourself up with a winning career.

Student in game development class
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:6
Duration:1 year Full Time

Take an opportunity to study this emerging area and begin your career in game development. Become a player in the gaming industry, learn practical skills and set yourself up with a winning career.

You’ll build experience in programming, 3D modelling and audio design using industry standard tools. On this course, you’ll cover game design and the impact that computer games have on society.

To complete this certificate course, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a major project. This will involve team work, meeting deadlines and common game development work practices


Core Subjects covered over two semesters include:

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Audio Design for Games
Conceptual Game Design
Game Development Project
Games and Society
Introduction to 3D Modelling
Introduction to Animation
Interactive Storytelling
Programming for Games
Visual Design
Entry Requirements
General Requirements

CAO application process - Candidates must obtain a minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other language) and maths or equivalent.

For Mature Students (Over 23 years old), Part-Time Applicants and Applicants for Advanced Entry - Your application will be reviewed by our Admissions team and they will be in contact with you directly.


Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email:

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,400.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 9,400.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 9,400.00
How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2016 must apply through the CAO system Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2016 applications.

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2016 (Mature Students) or Part-Time Applicants must apply directlyMature students will be asked for a copy of their passport and applications should be made before the 21st September 2016. Part-time Applicants that are under 23 years on Jan 1st 2016 will be asked for a copy of their passport, Leaving Certificate results / FETAC qualifications or equivalent and must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme.

When our Admissions team receive your application they will be in contact with you directly.

If you wish to apply for advanced entry onto the course, please apply directly and a member of our team will be in contact with you to discuss your application.

Academic Progression: 

Following completion of this Level 6 Certificate in Computer Games Technology, you will be eligible to be considered for advanced entry to level 7 programmes in the field of Computer Games Technology. You may also progress onto a range of Level 7 & 8 programmes on the National Qualifications Framework.


Career Progression: 

We have designed this course to ensure you’ll have the necessary skills to enter the games industry as a games designer, games tester, sound designer, or gaming programmer. You’ll be starting your new career with a solid platform and the only way from there is up!

You’ll be able to create a computer game using best practice techniques, create an animation from an initial concept to showcasing a final piece, write scripts and short programmes and use tools to create sound and visual components of a game.


Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.