Leeds City College Games Course Achieves TIGA Accreditation
LONDON, Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, is pleased to announce the accreditation of the following games course at Leeds City College (LCC):
The Leeds City College Level 3 BTEC in Creative Media Practice (Game Development) course provides a two-year programme of study. There are 198 students currently on the course. Students gain a broad range of game development skills including coding, graphics, sound, and design. Students work on both individual and team projects. Students gain important transferable soft skills such as resilience, communication and teamwork. On completion of the course, students typically continue on to a higher education course.
Almost three quarters of students progress on to higher education courses after completing the Leeds City College course. Data from 2021 shows that:
The TIGA Accreditation Team noted the following examples of best practice:
The Accreditation Team from TIGA who reviewed the courses comprised:
Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said:
"Leeds City College's Level 3 BTEC in Creative Media Practice (Game Development) course delivers skills that are relevant to the video games industry and equips students with transferable skills that are important for future employment. The course has excellent progression and satisfaction rates and prepares its students well for further study and employment. Congratulations to the staff and students of Leeds City College on the successful accreditation of your course."
Dr Mark Eyles, TIGA's Education Adviser, said:
"The outstanding teaching team at Leeds City College provides a rich, industry inspired learning experience. Students have opportunities to explore the many facets of game development in a supportive, professional environment. They identify areas they wish to specialize in, ready to move onto the next step in preparing for games industry careers."
Jas Ryatt, Deputy Head, Visual and Digital Arts, Leeds City College, said:
"Our aim has always been to connect the dreams of our students with the realities of the Computer Games industry. TIGA accreditation is a brilliant opportunity to stay in dialogue with people who really understand the challenges facing our young people, and the opportunities available. TIGA accreditation will help us to ensure they are equipped with the skills, attitudes and experience to become a creative force in a world they already love."
TIGA is the trade association for the UK video games industry. Our vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to develop video games. Our core purpose is to strengthen the games development and digital publishing sector. To this end, we focus on four strategic objectives:
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