The Studio Manager oversees the day-to-day operations and development of the games studio.
The job usually includes coaching team members, making decisions about who to hire and what software to buy, and making sure all the studio’s projects are running to plan.
Your exact role as Studio Manager depends a lot on the company you join. Whatever the details, you’ll need a passion for games and experience in producing them. You will know how to get the best out of people, whichever part of the studio they work in.
- Being Organised
- Making Music
- Telling Stories
- Helping People
- Designing things
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YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
Many Studio Managers have a degree, which provides professional development and a recognised qualification to employers. However, there are many available pathways and all people working in games claim a unique career journey. Above all, you will need to demonstrate passion and skills in your chosen field. For this job role, you should be someone who loves motivating people, being organised and being part of a team.
As a professional, you’ll be responsible for overseeing all operations of the game studio, managing administrative duties including recruitment, information technology, technology and staff training. You’ll be proficient in project management software like Trello and Basecamp to help communicate and track workloads.
Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your CV stands out to employers and course leaders.
As a Studio Manager, experience in the game sector will be essential. Your CV should outline previous roles and showcase your role in high-impact projects. For more general ideas on developing your CV, see our top tips page.
Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills and network; or start modding others games to gain experience.
Where are you in your games journey?
Try and build your first game here
- A-Level or Level 3 options: BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design, BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production, BTEC Diploma in Graphics, Business Studies, Computer Science, Art and Design, Music
- Start building a game portfolio here
- Find intermediate or advanced animation and art tools here
- See links to training or mentorships here
It's a pleasure and a privilege to observe the team bond and grow and deliver a game.Claire Boissiere - Studio Manager, JumpshipRead the full story