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The global games industry is booming and was worth £80 billion in 2019. Interest is growing all of the time and there are an estimated 20 million gamers in the UK alone. With developments in technology in areas such as virtual and augmented reality, the opportunities to work in this exciting industry are only expected to increase in the years ahead.
The vast majority of the games and animations produced in Britain are done so by small and medium-sized businesses and students on this course work in such a professional environment by working on individual and group projects in comfortable class sizes. The whole ethos of the course is to develop individuals who can respond creatively to commercial challenges, and who are able to pitch and promote their ideas and work collaboratively to realise them.
Whether you want to develop your practice in mobile, PC, console, VR or multiplatform games production, or finesse your skills in animation, the vocational focus of this course can help you break into the sector you are interested in. As well as incorporating industry standards throughout, it is taught by active practitioners and visiting experts. You will also undertake a work placement relevant to your career plans.
The course is taught in dedicated rooms in UCW’s Knightstone Campus. You will also benefit from the new equipment, modern library and bright and spacious study spaces in our new University Centre in the Winter Gardens, also in the centre of Weston.
This course also offers a comprehensive itinerary of optional visits to studios and businesses in the games and animation industry, and games conventions in the UK and abroad. In recent years and at an additional expense, students have visited EGX in Birmingham and Gamescom in Cologne, for example.
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Transform your passion for gaming into a career by producing games and animations alongside studies in other creative, business and computing disciplines.
Delivered in partnership
This course is delivered in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE).