3D Game Design
This course is an introduction to 2D and 3D computer game design and development. This course will examine all aspects of computer game production and development from concept to digital art, 3D Modelling and Sound Design.
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One of the following:
• Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
• Leaving Certificate Applied
• Full QQI Level 4 Award
• Mature applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Places are offered following successful interview. Learners should have a good working knowledge of computers and some software (e.g. File Management, Internet, Email, MS Office, 3D software experience a bonus).
Careers / Further progression
• Game Designer
• Game Artist
• Game Programmer
• Game Development
• Sound Designer
• Game Tester
• Digital Media Roles
Higher Education Progression*
Examples of potential courses include:
Games Development Advanced QQI Level 6 (6M20496)
• Dublin City University:
BA (Hons) in Multimedia (DC133)
• Dundalk IT:
BSc in Augmented and Virtual Reality (DK722)
BSc (Hons) in Computing in Games Development (DK820)
• Griffth College:
Certificate in Music Production for Games (GC460)
• Munster Technological University
Creative Digital Media (BA Honours)(MT 824)
Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Design (MT811)
• NCAD Dublin:
Interaction Design (AD222)
• TU Dublin (City Campus):
Creative Digital Media (TU796)
• University of Limerick:
Creative Media and Interactive Design (LM122)
QQI Graduates are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to Institutes of Technology and Universities.
*Places are not guaranteed in these Institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application. Information available also at www.cao.ie
QQI FET Links to CAO Courses
Course Web Page
Course commences in September 2023.
Applicants must apply online at www.bife.ie.
In some cases, applicants may be invited to attend for interview at the Institute. Applicants will be selected on suitability and a first come/first served basis.
You should bring the following to the interview:
• A copy of Leaving Certificate results (if applicable)
• A brief Curriculum Vitae
• A Portfolio of Work (where necessary)
• References (where necessary)
Successful applicants will be offered a place by post, subject to them achieving the basic entry requirements laid out in the prospectus/website and must secure their place by paying an acceptance fee of €50. All fees must be paid by Thursday 31st August 2023. The €50 acceptance fee is non refundable. All other fees will be refunded if the applicant subsequently decides not to take their place before Friday 22nd September 2023. Failure to pay the relevant fees may result in a lapse of your offer. All candidates who accept an offer agree to abide by the policies and procedures of the Institute.
All learners must register at the Institute by the designated registration date
The Institute welcomes applications from International Learners. Non EA applicants (applicants outside the European Area, i.e. outside EU & Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) must comply with Irish immigration requirements. Such applicants will have to secure a visa from the Immigration Section of the Department of Justice.
As all courses are delivered in English, International students will be required to provide a certified qualification of proficiency in English where English is not the applicants first language.
Non-EU students will be required to pay the economic cost of the course as determined by the Department of Education.
International applicants should apply directly to the Institute office for further information.
Mature students are welcome to apply. Formal academic qualifications not required.
Courses at Bray Institute of Further Education are funded largely by the European Social Fund. Tuition costs are covered for Irish or EU citizens undertaking PLC courses.
There is no application fee, however all learners are required to pay the following:
• An Acceptance Fee of €50, to be paid when offered a place on a course.
• A Resource contribution fee of €365 for learner services*, paid annually.
• A QQI Exam Fee of €60. (All learners who hold a medical card, who are a dependent of a medical cardholder or in receipt of VTOS or BTEA are exempt from paying this charge).
The remaining courses offered by the Institute are certified by other accrediting bodies namely: BTEC, ITEC, ATI and City & Guilds. Please contact the Institutes reception to find out the costs of these examination fees.
There is also a cost of registration with professional bodies for a small number of courses such as Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI).
*Resource fees are used as a general fund to provide learner resources for PLC courses including library services
Learners on full-time approved courses at the Institute are entitled to apply for Maintenance Grants from The Department of Education. The Grant is means tested. Learners should apply to SUSI, the online grant application system, through www.studentfinance.ie. Learners in receipt of the maintenance grant must pay all the usual costs of the course.
Back to Education Initiative & VTOS The Department of Social Welfare and The Department of Education and Skills administer these two schemes. These schemes offer unemployed adults an opportunity to return to full-time education while retaining their full social welfare entitlements and in some cases to receive extra benefits. To check your eligibility log onto www.studentfinance.ie.
Back to Education Initiative & VTOS
The Department of Social Welfare and The Department of Education and Skills administer these two schemes. These schemes offer unemployed adults an opportunity to return to full-time education while retaining their full social welfare entitlements and in some cases to receive extra benefits. To check your eligibility log onto www.studentfinance.ie
You can only apply online on the BIFE website by clicking on the "Apply Now 2023/2024" button at the top of any page on the college website.
Applications usually begin in mid December of the proceeding year of application. Early applications are always advisable to avoid classes filling up and increase your chances of getting a position.
Successful learners will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of game design and development techniques and theory as well as an extensive portfolio of work including a number of individually crafted games.
Programme of Study
• Games Analysis & Design
• Desktop Multimedia Audio Production
• Computer 3D Modelling & Animation
• 3D Computer Graphics
• Computer Illustrated Graphics
• Work Experience
Components subject to change
5M5048 - Creative Media
Certification: QQI Level 5 Award in Creative Media (5M5048)
Head of Department:
Bray Institute of Further Education,
Tel: 01 282 9668