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Be a part of the Northwest’s growing digital arts industry! Our partnership with NextGen Skills Academy means our students have access to the most incredible learning environment and industry professionals.

Develop your technical, artistic and programming skills, working on exciting projects and collaborating with local and regional employers, studying material designed by industry leaders including Ubisoft, Sony, Framestore, Blue Zoo and Double Negative.

You will succeed

Our experienced lecturers and tutors have previously worked with global companies on popular AAA game titles and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry links with you.

With this, you will have the opportunity to work on live briefs with local employers to build your work portfolio, receive masterclasses with visiting industry practitioners and gain a first-hand insight of this exciting and diverse industry.

By using industry standard software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Unreal Engine, Autodesk Maya, Mudbox and AfterEffects, you will gain a competitive advantage over others when entering the industry.

You will stand out

The Northwest is an important centre for the game development industry and we have links with local industry, located centrally in a region that has a cluster of games companies.

In the last three years, graduates from our degree course have gained employment with Rebellion and Sony in Liverpool, Travellers' Tales in Knutsford and TT Fusion in Wilmslow.

View our Level 3 Games, Animation and VFX Skills (NextGen) Work

Artwork showing the different industries and salary in the Games, Animation and VFX industry
*Salary data collected from various sources. July 2022

Check out one of our alumni students exemplar Final Year Portfolio