For those wanting a career in Games Development, our qualifications give you practical knowledge in a range of areas, and introduce tools and techniques used within the media industry. You will focus on 3D design and games, but the skills you develop will be applicable to a wide variety of media careers.

Our qualifications will allow you to experience professional software and methods, and will help you develop important business skills, such as managing projects, working with a client, completing freelance jobs and utilising portfolios.

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Top career opportunities

Programmers and software development professionals

Average salary: £37,440
Experienced salary: £60,757

Business and related research professionals

Average salary: £32,906
Experienced salary: £50,024

Top jobs in sector

  • Programmers and software development professionals
    What does this career do?

    Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,440 per year. That is about £3,120 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,587 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £60,757 per year.

  • Business and related research professionals
    What does this career do?

    Business and related research professionals carry out a variety of research activities for the broadcast and print media, for the police and armed forces intelligence services, for national security agencies and in other non-scientific areas.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,906 per year. That is about £2,742 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,278 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,024 per year.

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