Computer Games Design Goes On the Curriculum

Schoolchildren are to be taught how to design and develop electronic games and to create computer animations and feature films.

It is hoped the scheme, part of the Scottish Government's Curriculum for Excellence, will create programmers of the future who will ensure the continued success of Scotland's games industry, which employs more than 500 people and generates £20m a year.

Some children are already taught computer design and animation, but the government says this is the first time guidelines on the skills they should be equipped with have been presented in Scotland.

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