Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Kickstart your career in games development

Follow the journeys of four people who recently applied, interviewed and started their careers in the competitive industry of games development.

On this course, you’ll learn about the different skills used in games development teams. You’ll learn how to assess skills listed in job applications and discover strategies for demonstrating these skills when you apply.

You will practise sample interview questions and hear from industry experts on ways to stand out from the crowd. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with tools and techniques to help you start your career in games development.

What topics will you cover?

  • How games developers got their start in games development
  • What entry-level games programmers, artists, designers and producers do day to day and how they work together
  • What are the hidden professional skills that could make you easier to hire
  • What recruitment companies would like to see in your CV and what could help you stand out from the crowd
  • Tips on providing evidence that you can do a games job, even if you lack experience
  • Inside the interview room – what games studios are really looking for at interviews

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in working in games development, including those who are studying or have studied games development at academies and/or universities.

Who developed the course?

BGI

The BGI is a new UK non-profit agency that educates the public about the art, science, history and technology of games.

National Videogame Museum

The National Videogame Museum is the world’s first cultural centre dedicated to videogames.