Why Games Development

Video games have played a big part in many of our lives, from exploring fantasy worlds to overcoming digital challenges, you may have been immersed in the gaming world for many years.  

The gaming sector is truly global and offers some dynamic and exciting job opportunities. The technology used in industry is constantly advancing and professionals with the right skills are in high demand. 

Perhaps you want to develop your programming skills, or you’re looking to use your design talents to create graphics for games and on the web. 

With such a fast-moving industry, anything is possible. Our courses combine the latest knowledge and thinking with real-world practicality to help you prepare for a rewarding career in this exciting industry. 

Our courses

Studying Games Development

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Accredited courses

Our three Games Development courses are accredited by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries.

Accreditation is an indicator of quality to you and potential employers, and could help your CV stand out when applying for graduate roles in the future.

Gain real industry experience 

At Huddersfield, we place a great deal of importance on industry experience. You’ll find all our games courses give you the option to undertake a year-long placement in your third year.  



As a student on these courses, you'll benefit from placement support from a dedicated Placement Unit, which is on hand to guide you through the application process and throughout your placement year. 


Our facilities - An inspiring environment to learn 

We'll give you access to the kit used in the industry, including video and photographic equipment and cutting-edge software. So you should have everything you need to unleash your creativity. 


Previous graduates have gone on to work in a variety of specialist roles for companies like Bulkhead Interactive, Splash Damage, Rebellion, Sumo Digital, Playground Games and Rockstar Games (Source: LinkedIn). 


At Huddersfield, we encourage our games students to be ambitious, visionary and innovative. Our students regularly enter their work into a range of competitions and often win in a variety of categories.

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