Graduates from the BA(Hons) Games Design course at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have had no problem finding work in the games industry.
In the month following graduation, nine students from the 2013 cohort had already started working in the games industry, while three more have since secured roles that will start in September.
Graduates have started careers in a range of roles within some of the most recognisable names within the industry, including Sony Computer Entertainment and Rebellion Studios.
Saija Sipila was delighted to secure a job as a Junior Artist at Rebellion Studios and started just one week after graduating. She said: “Since I joined the art team I have been assigned to help the senior artists with their levels. I have been creating various props and textures that have been placed into the game. I'm also doing set dressing and work on the larger environment meshes.
“I'm having the time of my life! I never knew a job could be this much fun. I couldn't imagine a better ending to my time at the University.
Course Leader Bev Bush said: “There appears to be no shortage of work in games studios for those who work hard and practise their skills.
“I believe the reason for this is that the course prepares students for employment by teaching them relevant skills for industry combined with a creative approach to design, under-pinned with academic research.
“This is coupled with student experience of live briefs, intern-ships with business and workshops with industry professionals. The majority of tutors have AAA studio experience and have many contacts in the industry network.”