ONLINE Higher Certificate IN
Game Design & development

An Online Accredited Game Design and Development Program for the creation of amazing player experiences.


This Online Game Design and Development program will give you the skill-set to create fantastic game worlds, interactions, and characters. The program also teaches the programming skills and game theory needed to create amazing player experiences across a variety of game genres.

The demand for animators, coders, and designers has increased worldwide since the creation of films and video games. This Game Program is uniquely developed from a game production perspective and includes aspects that can be applied in other fields of the Multimedia industry other than producing games alone.

These aspects include 3D Modelling and Animation, Game Design Theory, Visual Programming and Scripting, and Applied Digital Arts. Whether your strength lies in programming, audio, or visual creation – this gaming course provides a great platform to start your career in the Visual and Creative Arts.

Graduates are able to create interactive, striking, and beautiful experiences for film, virtual reality, applications, and videogames – from ideation and creation to deployment. Students work in the industry-standard programs Unity, Photoshop and Illustrator.

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Course Code: O-GDD20

Duration: 1 Year

Allocation: 2 Sub-Courses per quarter


National Senior Certificate with a Higher Certificate Pass or Equivalent NQF level 4 Qualification

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A one-time Registration Fee of $260 (R4000) is payable at Program Registration.

12 x monthly payments

2x Sub Courses per Quarteer
$ 312 Per Month

1 x payment per Quarter

2x Sub Courses
$ 890 Per Quarter

1 x payment per year

8x Sub Courses
$ 3440 Once off

INternational Students

This Program is geared to cater for most International Countries. Please reach out to our Academic Department should you have any questions or should you require any assistance with your applicaction

Career Opportunities

Whatever level you would like to operate from – this program provides you with the opportunity to work with international clients worldwide,  from the comfort of your home.

Top Rated Institution

Our Institution has an average of 4.8 rating across online platforms as a preferred preferred Multimedia Educational Institute.

Exceptional Experience

We make it our mission to provide the best Online Teaching Experience possible with International grade material and resources.



We include Personal Growth and Development principles required by the industry to empower our students towards living a fulfilled life.


Our graduates are working at companies and professional studios Worldwide. Our programs are continually reviewed to remain relevant.

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Most frequent questions and answers

To apply for an accredited full-time course you need to complete the online application form by clicking on the Apply button above. 

Once your application has been received, we will contact you and request a copy of your matric certificate, current report, or your preliminary matric results if you have not yet passed grade 12, as well as a copy of your ID.

Our college registrar will then contact you for the outstanding documentation which includes a copy of your payees’ ID and proof of income. We will send you the payment contract to complete as well as the invoices for the registration fee and the course fee.

Your registration fee secures your seat at EMENDY for the next intake.

All course registrations close 2 weeks before the course starting date. Late registrations will be open until the course starting date at an additional fee. 

National Senior Certificate with a Higher Certificate Pass or an equivalent NQF Level 4 Qualification.

40% (4) Home Language
40% (4) for three other High Credit subjects
30% (3) for two other Low Credit subjects

*One of your languages must be either English or Afrikaans

Depending on your study methods, you can expect to contribute 15 – 20 hours of effort per week.

Matric or graduating from high school GRADE 12 is equivalent to SAQA NQF 4. 

At the beginning of your first week, you will receive the week’s outcomes with supporting videos from experts in the industry and supporting articles that will equip you to successfully complete your module. 

During the week you will participate in educational discussion forums that will advance your knowledge and receive lecturer and peer feedback.