Games Development and Media

games design and media middlesbrough college


Do you want to design the games you play? Are you interested in creating games and designing them using animation and digital modelling? With employment soaring in digital technology there hasn't been a better time to start your career! 

If you are a creative individual with a passion for creative media, video production or digital graphics, this could be the industry for you.

You will be based in MC Digital, our technical digital school and learn in our purpose-built games design and creative media studios which are equipped with industry-standard media production software and hardware.


The North East is home to a growing number of employers in sectors which include new media, games and interactive software.

Over the past three years, the area has seen the highest number of new technology start-ups in the digital media and animation field outside of London. Jobs in Middlesbrough in digital technology grew by 19.5% in 2016-17! 

The UK's largest festival of animation and computer games- Animex Festival is also held in Middlesbrough! This festival attracts big names from around the world. 

Career Progression Routes

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

Computer Games Development | Digital Animation | Games Designer | Concept Artist | Animator | Computer Games Tester | E-learning Developer | Product Designer | Web Designer | Marketing, PR and Sales | Web Content Manager | Social Media Manager | Market Researcher | Media and Film Production




Big Nasty studio

Radiation burn

SockMonkey Studio

Bloom Studio



  1. Games design students at MC Digital have access to the latest 3D design packages and game engines, as well as virtual reality games testing labs
  2. Media production students at MC Digital can access broadcast quality production equipment and state-of-the-art technologies, such as drones
  3. Media production students at MC Digital also use a time based studio which replicates those used in the television industry
  4. Our employer-led qualifications have been developed by companies including Blue Zoo, Double Negative, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  5. 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

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!

Tom Seale student testimonial
The College has been really good in supporting me. They provided me with extra time and support in classes.
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.
games design and media middlesbrough college

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