Growth in the UK games industry has been the fastest it has ever been, generating almost £1 billion in revenue in 2020. Our hands-on course aims to prepare you for a career in this exciting industry and beyond with a focus on employability, allowing you to develop a professional-standard portfolio to showcase your abilities and boost your career prospects.
Our relationship with Game Republic – a network of game developers throughout Yorkshire and the North, means you could take part in their annual Student Showcase – presenting final-year projects to industry employers and competing against teams from other universities in the region.
You'll have access to our media labs, home to the latest digital media software and hardware used in the industry today.
Alongside gaining skills required by the games industry, you will develop transferrable skills such as communication, problem solving and collaborating within multi-disciplinary teams – all essential attributes for graduates seeking employment within the creative sector.
Explore the world of games development and enhance your skills across a number of areas including Game Design, Game Art, Game Audio and Narrative Design.
Study under experts who’ve worked on BAFTA Award-winning games and follow in the footsteps of graduates who have gone on to work on major titles including Hogwarts Legacy, Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Horizon: Call of the Mountain.
Use the latest immersive technology such as our Virtuix Omni VR treadmill which allows you to physically walk in a virtual environment
Access to Viper – one of the highest rated computers in the North of England – for lightning fast, high quality 3D rendering.
Work Placement opportunities with Lampada Digital Solutions – working on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality projects for the private and public sectors.
Take on extra curricular events, including game jams and study trips to the Yorkshire Games Festival.
A number of guest speakers from a range of industry backgrounds. Previous speakers include David Dino from Sumo Digital, Wesley Arthur from Sumo Digital, Simon Barratt CEO Cooperative Innovations, Steve Ince Games Writer, Fee Laming GaMaYo, Jamie Sefton Game Republic, Rebecca Hill National Science & Media Museum, Adam BetaJester, Ian Livingstone CBE Co-founder Games Workshop, Matt Glanville, Andrew Crawshaw.
Opportunities for advice on portfolios and CVs and the option to take part in international game student competitions.