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Games Design and Esports

The UK is home to some of the biggest and most successful games designers and developers and accounts for 5.7 billion of the UK’s economy. The gaming industry is growing at a rapid rate and will continue to do so over the next decade through cloud computing, augmented reality and various digital distribution methods and most notably that of the rise of Esports with various Leagues and tournaments.

The demand for gaming industry jobs has never been greater. The gaming industry requires jobs from a multitude of creative sectors.

A vibrant engaging Career

Industry worth over 5.7 billion to UK economy.

Innovation & creativity

Growth in social, multiplayer online gaming and mobile games

Expert tutors

Create your own game designs using 3D modelling tools and Adobe software


Compete against others both internal and external to college.

Key information

When undertaking a Games Production or Esports course here at SSC, you will be introduced to all sections of the gaming industry. These areas include audio production and editing, video production and editing, graphic design principles as well as fundamental game engine concepts and research skills. The gaming industry encompasses all these areas, so it is vital that you are exposed to all these study options. Whilst studying at Lichfield College, you will also be immersed in student life. Lichfield College already has a large gaming community where multiplayer gaming battles regularly take place.

#CreateYourCareer within the gaming industry.

You can become a…

  • Coder programmer
  • Game engineer specialist
  • Audio designer
  • Visual / Video designer
  • Esports coordinator
  • Games Journalism
  • Games distributer
  • Games Therapy
  • Hardware specialist
  • Esports specialist

Take the next step with a career in Game Design and Esports

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Next steps

HNC / HND Creative Media Production (Games Development)

Our HNC / HND Creative Media (Games Development) course through Staffordshire University is designed to progress and enhance the skills and techniques previously studied from a Level 3 games course, to prepare you for either further study at Level 6, or in readiness for your employment in the gaming industry.

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

#CreateYourCareer with us.

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