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Abertay University – BA (Hons) Computer Arts

By: Abertay University
TrainingAngus

This course develops your skills and understanding in the diverse domain of digital arts and design through stimulating subjects such as animation, media design, 3D modelling, concept development and character design.

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Abertay University – BA (Hons) Game Design and Production

By: Abertay University
TrainingAngus

Developed for creative and technically minded people with a desire to become a key part of the games industry, this degree is designed to make you work-ready, teaching you game concept and asset creation, game prototyping, and production and leadership skills.

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Abertay University – BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology

By: Abertay University
TrainingAngus

Games Development and Technology research considers the development of software and hardware applications of computer games, including but not limited to: computer graphics programming, programming of AI for games, exploration of player interaction and gameplay systems, development for games platforms, and the creation of new and experimental games controllers and hardware.

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Anglia Ruskin University – Computer Games Art BA(Hons)

By: Anglia Ruskin University
TrainingCambridgeshire

Develop core skills through applied project work, supported by experienced games industry practitioners. Enhance your skills in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration through teamwork with students and staff from other areas of games development.

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Big Creative Education - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: Big Creative Education
TrainingLondon

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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Bournemouth University - BSc (Hons) Games Design

By: Bournemouth University
TrainingDorset

This degree focuses on the design aspect of creating contemporary video games; exploring everything from the theory behind the creation of successful digital entertainment titles to the generation of dedicated art and content for them.

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Bournemouth University - MSc Computer Animation & Visual Effects

By: Bournemouth University
TrainingDorset

This course will assist you to become skilled in the technical aspects of computer animation and to graduate with the range and depth of technical knowledge necessary to become future Technical Directors, Artists or Research and Development Engineers within the computer animation and games sectors.

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Brunel University - Computer Science (Digital Media and Games) BSc

By: Brunel University
TrainingLondon

This specialist degree course will help you understand the nature, diversity and limitations of software artefacts (programs) targeted at the entertainment market and apply your skills to implement and develop your own. In addition, you’ll acquire in-depth knowledge of algorithms, design, programming and testing techniques.

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Brunel University - Digital Games Theory and Design MA

By: Brunel University
TrainingLondon

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of digital games and the techniques and principles used in their design. You will engage in, and experiment with, practical games design and develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of the advanced academic study of games and their theoretical, artistic and technological perspectives.

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Brunel University - Games Design BA

By: Brunel University
TrainingLondon

This degree will encourage you to think and work as a games designer and give you the skills to develop your own ideas. You will design and prototype your own games, pitch games and develop skills in digital asset creation, wire-framing, and 3D modelling.

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Brunel University - Games Design and Creative Writing BA

By: Brunel University
TrainingLondon

This course will help you to develop your creative writing skills and focus on how they relate to games design and gameplay. You’ll learn about the application of traditional story and narrative design and how it applies to games design and gameplay.

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Bucks University - BA (Hons) 3D Games Art

By: Bucks University
TrainingBuckinghamshire

On this course, you will be taught the fundamentals of 3D modelling and animation, and as your studies progress, your skills with modelling will also improve, and you will also learn about games engines and design.

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Bucks University - BA (Hons) Independent Games Production

By: Bucks University
TrainingBuckinghamshire

This course helps you master the diverse range of skills required from the indie developer working on your own or in small teams. You’ll have the opportunity to develop an area of specialism and generate a portfolio of work to show potential employers and backers.

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Bucks University - FDA Game Design

By: Bucks University
TrainingBuckinghamshire

This course gives you a strong grounding in independent games development over two years, so you can develop an area of specialism and build up a portfolio to show potential employers and backers.

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City, University of London - Computer Games Technology MSc

By: City, University of London
TrainingLondon

This MSc is aimed at students with a passion for computer games and a strong interest in programming. It is designed to develop your career in the games industry. The course will help you build on your undergraduate degree or help you update your skills as a computing professional.

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Doncaster College - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: Doncaster College
TrainingSouth Yorkshire

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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19th Nov 2020

Game Devs of Color Expo

By: Game Devs of Color Expo
EventOnline

The fifth annual Game Devs of Color Expo will be fully online for 2020. At the virtual Game Devs of Color Expo, new and experienced game developers will share, learn, and connect in unique ways

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Game Jam - Devtober 2020

By: Itch.io
CompetitionOnline

Work on a game a little every day. Post your progress on social media (use the hashtag #devtober!) On the very last day, write a post mortem - That's it!

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26th Nov 2020

Game Together

By: Everyone Can
EventOnline

A 24-hour gaming marathon to raise funds to help disabled people game together. If you’re a streamer and love gaming why not set yourself a challenge that weekend and do a charity stream for Everyone Can!

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Gateway College - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: Gateway College
TrainingLeicestershire

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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Goldsmiths, University of London - BSc (Hons) Games Programming

By: Goldsmiths, University of London
TrainingLondon

This course prepares you for a creative career in the games industry. You’ll be developing mobile, casual, indie, and AAA console games. You'll receive help expanding your technical programming skills, and get to grips with the software and working practices used in the games industry.

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London Metropolitan University – Games Programming - BSc (Hons)

By: London Metropolitan University
TrainingLondon

This degree will help you build a strong base in C++ programming, with mathematics and physics for game development, as well as gaining skills in console hardware architecture and game design. You'll use different graphics libraries and engines to make 2D and 3D games. You'll also develop specialist skills in physical computing, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

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Loughborough College - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: Loughborough College
TrainingLeicestershire

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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Middlesbrough College - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: Middlesbrough College
TrainingNorth Yorkshire

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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NESCOT College - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: NESCOT College
TrainingSurrey

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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4th Nov 2020

PLAY - Creative Gaming Festival

By: Creative Gaming
EventOnline

This year the PLAY - Creative Gaming Festival takes place in a completely new form. As always, PLAY20 will focus on participating, trying out, discussing, programming, discovering and of course playing.

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Sheffield Hallam University – BSc (Hons) Computer Science for Games

By: Sheffield Hallam University
TrainingSouth Yorkshire

This course will help you build the skills and techniques demanded by the games industry, such as programming, software engineering and optimisation, mathematics and the use of games hardware on desktop, consoles and mobile platforms. You'll also master project management techniques and tools used within the games industry.

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Sheffield Hallam University – MA Game Art

By: Sheffield Hallam University
TrainingSouth Yorkshire

This course is aimed at creative graduates who want to develop their skills to work in the exciting area of real-time art and design. You will develop specialist skills to produce game ready art with the latest 3D software used within the industry.

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Sheffield Hallam University – MComp Computer Science for Games

By: Sheffield Hallam University
TrainingSouth Yorkshire

This course will help you build the skills and techniques demanded by the games industry, such as programming, software engineering and optimisation, mathematics and the use of games hardware on desktop, consoles and mobile platforms. You'll also master project management techniques and tools used within the games industry.

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Sheffield Hallam University – MSc Games Software Development

By: Sheffield Hallam University
TrainingSouth Yorkshire

On this course, you'll develop software and learn to use the tools and frameworks used in the game industry. You'll study low-level hardware architectures for optimisation, including the novel architectures of games consoles and how to exploit them.

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South and City College Birmingham - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: South and City College Birmingham
TrainingWest Midlands

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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St Helens College - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: St Helens College
TrainingMerseyside

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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Staffordshire University (London Digital Institute) - Esports BA (Hons)

By: Staffordshire University (London Digital Institute)
TrainingLondon

This course focuses on the business of esports. You will learn within a practical technical environment everything required to host small and large scale events. Developing your skills for single-player and multi-player team events you will create business plans to build teams, create online communities and promote your events through digital marketing.

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Staffordshire University - 3D Computer Games Design MSc

By: Staffordshire University
TrainingStaffordshire

If you are an artist or designer, this course is an opportunity for you to specialise and build a portfolio of work to make an impact in modern video game design. You’ll gain all the right skills to excel as a 3D artist or theory-based games designer.

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Staffordshire University - Computer Gameplay Design and Production BSc (Hons)

By: Staffordshire University
TrainingStaffordshire

This course was built with the role of a core games designer or gameplay designer in mind. You’ll focus on scripting in game engines to allow you to take ideas from concept to a playable prototype. Exploring some of the fundamental ideas underpinning modern games, you’ll develop fun, exciting and experimental concepts.

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Staffordshire University - Computer Games Development BSc (Hons)

By: Staffordshire University
TrainingStaffordshire

This degree is for keen programmers who want to learn about games development in general, as well as technical games programming skills. This course is suited to those who aspire to work in an indie games studio or develop mobile games, and is also good preparation for a career as a software developer in the wider computing industry

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Staffordshire University - Computer Games Design and Programming BSc (Hons)

By: Staffordshire University
TrainingStaffordshire

Aimed at aspiring programmers, this degree will show you how to create exciting games with professional hardware and software tools. You'll learn how to take your game ideas from concept, through production to final release using industry-standard design and development techniques. You will also learn how to develop or modify the technologies used in game engines.

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Staffordshire University - Computer Games Design BSc (Hons)BEng (Hons)

By: Staffordshire University
TrainingStaffordshire

Develop your skills on our Computer Games Design degree. Ideal if you're interested in becoming a 3D artist, animator or games designer. This degree explores the creative and technical aspects of games production, giving you the necessary skills to develop, produce and publish games titles.

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Staffordshire University - Concept Art for Games and Film BA (Hons)

By: Staffordshire University
TrainingStaffordshire

Concept Art for Games and Film is ideal if you're interested in a career in game arts and concept creation, and have strong drawing and painting skills. This degree is designed to prepare you for working within the thrilling and rapidly advancing entertainment industry. It’s perfect if you wish to mix the artistic, creative and technical skills required to be a 2D or concept artist in the games industry.

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Staffordshire University - Games Art BA (Hons)

By: Staffordshire University
TrainingStaffordshire

With this degree, you'll be able to get to grips with everything from environment and character creation to props, vehicle and weaponry design. If you want to create the amazing visual elements that are seen in games, this degree will provide you with the skills you need for a career as a 3D artist.

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Sunderland College - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: Sunderland College
TrainingTyne and Wear

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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The Into Games Digital Mentor programme

By: Into Games
TrainingOnline

If you are aged 13-24, and are passionate about joining the games industry, this is the easiest way of getting regular, live insights from real games industry staff from some of the UK's biggest studios. Get support developing a career plan that is grounded in reality, with personalised online advice anytime, anywhere.

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The Niantic Creator Program

By: Niantic
TrainingOnline

Get access to Augmented Reality tools, services, and talent. Developers will be selected based on a demonstrated ability to develop and launch apps and/or games.

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The Sheffield College - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: The Sheffield College
TrainingSouth Yorkshire

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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The Studio, Liverpool - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: The Studio, Liverpool
TrainingMerseyside

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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Ongoing

UWE Bristol – Commercial Games Development MSc

By: UWE Bristol
TrainingSomerset

This course provides students with an intellectual experience of study in the field of games development. Created and delivered by staff with both research and games industry expertise, it is designed to meet the increasing shortage of adept games developers, designers and programmers. The course offers a unique pathway into the games industry and wider related research.

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UWE Bristol – Games Technology BSc (Hons)

By: UWE Bristol
TrainingSomerset

This degree gives you a foundation in problem-solving, programming (using C++) and software design for the entertainment industry. Explore artificial intelligence, 3D environments, virtual reality (VR) and effective software design for games. Gain an understanding of the history and theories around play, games and user engagement.

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University of Portsmouth – Computer Games Enterprise BSc (Hons)

By: University of Portsmouth
TrainingDevon

On this degree course, you’ll learn how to make your dream a reality by getting the necessary knowledge and skills to start your own game-related business. You'll also have the opportunity to develop the skills and expertise to work for an established games developer.

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Uxbridge College - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: Uxbridge College
TrainingGreater London

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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Westminster Kingsway College - NextGen Skills Academy - AIM Qualifications Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills

By: Westminster Kingsway College
TrainingLondon

This qualification is aimed at students aged 16+. The Extended Diploma is comparable with 3 A’Levels and comes with UCAS points so you can progress to University or a Higher Apprenticeship. The course offers the most promising students the chance to be part of the next generation of leading talent in the Games, Animation and VFX industries.

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Ongoing

Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton - Games Design & Art BA (Hons)

By: Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
TrainingHampshire

Combine the creative side of games design with essential technical knowledge. If you want to make unique new games and take your ambitious ideas into emerging games markets, platforms and spaces, this is the programme for you. You’ll learn design, illustration, character creation, animation and storytelling, as well as coding and digital production.

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13th Nov 2020

Xbox Academy

By: Microsoft Store in partnership with East London Arts and Music (ELAM), Games London and Playground Games.
TrainingOnline

A free, digital game development workshop.

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