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Game Development and Concept Art Courses

If you have a passion for games, creative flair and technical aptitude, Pulse College can equip you with the professional skills required to enter this innovative, rapidly-growing industry.

Whether you aspire to work as a professional games designer, games tester, sound designer, gaming programmer, 2D/3D concept artist, technical artist or animator, studying games development at Pulse College will help you to succeed in the games development industry.




Studying at Pulse College will introduce you to valuable professional workflows and teach you everything from the basics of games development through to visualisation, creative thinking, digital modelling and full 3D games programming.

Career paths open to graduated include:

  • Game Designer
  • Narrative Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Game Artist
  • Graphic Designer

  • PreVis Artist
  • Technical Artist
  • Lead Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Animator
  • Environment Artist
  • Creative Director

  • 3D Modeller
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Sound Designer
  • Producer


Pulse College’s Games courses are delivered by highly experienced, practicing professionals using industry standard hardware and software.




Pulse College’s games development facilities include several dedicated games labs containing professional hardware and software:

  • Apple workstations running OS X and Windows 7
  • Modern and classic games consoles such as: Xbox 360, Xbox ONE and Sega Dreamcast
  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk Mudbox
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Unity 3D
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Propellerheads Reason
  • Construct 2
  • Unreal Development Kit
  • Articy:Draft
  • Keyshot
  • Topogun



To enrol on the Higher Certificate in Game Development, the standard minimum entry requirement for first year admission to this Higher Certificate programme is five passes in the Leaving Certificate including Mathematics and either Irish or English. Subject to interview.

To enrol on a Part-Time Diploma or Introduction games development course with Pulse College, there is no age limit and the only prerequisite is a passion for games. Applicants may be accepted without formal academic qualifications, and everyone is offered an interview regardless of prior experience or academic qualifications.

During the interview process, you need to show us your passion for games. A portfolio of work, which expresses your abilities, is recommended, but not a necessity.

Are you ready for a rewarding career in games development?
To find out more about the opportunities available to our graduates, why not come along to our next open day or contact us with any questions.

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