Games Development

games design and media middlesbrough college

OVERVIEW

It is estimated that the UK entertainment and media sector will be worth £66.6bn in 2019, up from £56.9bn in 2014. Globally the games industry made $109 billion, 3 times the revenue of box office films. This rapid growth is thanks to demand for new cross-platform digital games landscape and the continued growth of new segments like esports, gaming video content, and virtual reality.

If a career in this fast pace and fast growing industry sounds exciting, then study on one of our specialist Games development courses, including our Next Gen Skills academy Games Development, VFX and Animation Level 3.

As one of the first colleges to be awarded Next Gen status, and the only in the Tees Valley NextGen, we collaborate with industry experts to make sure our vocational qualification for young people are up to date and relevant.

We pride ourselves on offering innovative, practical based courses, using top of the range equipment, strong industry links and a professional skilled team of lectures.

CAREER CHOICES

The North East is home to a growing number of employers in sectors including games development.

Over the past three years, the area has seen the highest number of new technology start-ups in the games industry outside of London, with jobs in Middlesbrough in digital technology growing by 19.5% in 2016-17!

In October 2019 the Mayor of Middlesbrough has launched a £250 million Digital City development, creating an estimate of more than 2,000 creative digital jobs. 

Potential careers upon completion of one of our Games Design courses include:

3D Modeller | Junior Game Programmer | Level Artist or Designer | Game Designer (Junior) | Technical Artist | 2D/3D Animator | Concept Artist | User Interface | User Experience Designer | Special Effects Artist (Films) | Computer Games Tester | Junior Producer | Esport Producer

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EMPLOYERS

Double11

Big Nasty Studio

Next Gen: Skills Academy

Microsoft

Coatsink

 

WHY STUDY WITH US?

  1. Games design students have access to the latest 3D design packages and game engines, as well as virtual reality games testing labs

  2. Our employer-led qualifications have been developed by companies including Blue Zoo, Double Negative, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

  3. With a range of courses and levels to choose from, students can go on to progress in a range of exciting, challenging and prosperous careers

  4. Dedicated, friendly, supportive and approachable professional staff

  5. A range of industry led workshops and briefs across the year delivered by professionals currently in the industry

Sarah-Wells-career

I decided to continue studying for my degree at Middlesbrough College as the course is great and it’s close to home. I studied the Level 3 Games Development course at College and I loved it! This is definitely the right course for me, it’s a good mix of practical and theoretical work and it’s a bonus that it’s a lot cheaper than most universities!

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Tom Seale student testimonial
The College has been really good in supporting me. They provided me with extra time and support in classes.
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ben lake testimonial
The software Middlesbrough College has to offer Games Design students is great! I’ve really enjoyed making 3D models on the computer and improving my drawing skills.
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games design and media middlesbrough college

90% of our Games Development students felt that they had received good support