Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Game Design and Development)

Programme overview:

Second Intake for 2024 is accepting late applications until 20th of May.
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Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Game Design and Development) next start date Next start date: 3 June 2024
24 June 2024
15 July 2024
5 August 2024
26 August 2024
23 September 2024
13 February 2025
Next New Students Orientation Date:
27 May 2024
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Game Design and Development) study mode Campuses:
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Game Design and Development) duration Duration:
Minimum: 1 year
Maximum: 3 years
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Game Design and Development) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate | Degree: Higher Certificate in Information Systems | Saqa Id: 120688
This higher certificate addresses the skills gap faced by the gaming industry. Game design and development is a complex and multidisciplinary field requiring a combination of technical skills, business skills, creative skills, and a profound comprehension of player psychology. 

The qualification will cover critical areas for building a solid gaming foundation, empowering aspiring game developers with a good mix of technical skills, game design principles, and project management knowledge. Gaming is a field that has applications in transdisciplinary learning and brings together people interested in humanities, design, technology, commerce and even science. 

By studying this qualification, you will develop essential skills for the world of work. Analysing and solving real problems, logical thinking, being innovative and adaptable, working in teams and communicating effectively.  

More information:

Entry requirements
South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor’s degree, Diploma or Higher Certificate endorsement. 
National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training with Bachelor’s degree, Diploma or Higher Certificate endorsement. 
Certificate of evaluation on a minimum NQF level 4 for foreign qualification confirmed by SAQA. 
 Letter or certificate confirming an exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf ) for any other school-leaving results. 
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree, Diploma, Higher Certificate or equivalent. 
From R 60 000 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) 
• Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) 
Possible career options
As a graduate of the Higher Certificate in Information Systems  
(Game Design and Development), your career options include  
entry-level positions such as: 
• Game Animator 
• Game Audio Engineer 
• Game Artist: 2D and/or 3D 
• Game Content Creator/Streamer 
• Game Designer, Level Designer 
• Game Development Educator/Trainer 
• Game Developer, Simulation Developer 
• Game Interface Designer 
• Game Producer/Project Manager 
• Game Programmer 
This qualification is offered at the following campuses

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Mowbray, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 3 June 2024

    Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Game Design and Development)
    Admission fee (ADMIN7-B00) - Admission Fee
    Game Design Fundamentals (ITGFA0-M00) - Core
    Game Development and Programming (ITGPA0-M00) - Core
    Game Art and Audio (ITGAA0-M00) - Core
    Game Development Platforms (ITGDA0-M00) - Core
    Game Project Management (ITGMA0-M00) - Core
    Computer Literacy (Microsoft) (ITCLA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Personal Skills Development (ITSDA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Mathematical Problem Solving and Reasoning (ITMMA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Program Design (ITPRA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Software Engineering (ITSEA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Database Design Concepts (ITDCA0-M00) - Fundamental