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Games Development

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

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Level up in a career in Games Development

If you are a creative individual with a passion for games, then this could be the industry for you. With employment soaring in the digital technology there hasn’t been a better time to start you career!

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.

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.

Middlesbrough College is also proud to offer elite level gaming! As part of your programme, you may be selected to take part and become part of our MC Esports Academy.

Students will be selected to take the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Esports in addition to their full time programme. The course will be studied across 2 years, so you will finish your programme with the equivalent of 4 A Levels!

View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!

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Why study with us?

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

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

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

Dedicated, friendly, supportive and approachable professional staff

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

Careers in Games Development

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Employers we work with

  • Double11
  • Next Gen: Skills Academy
  • Microsoft
  • Coatsink
  • Ithica Films
  • Wander Films
  • Northern Film & Media
  • Nitelites
  • Silver Lining Animation
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