University’s Gaming Course Achieves TIGA Accreditation
- 8 December 2023
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The University of Suffolk’s games development course has been accredited by TIGA, the trade association which represents the UK video games industry.
The BSc (Hons) Games Development course develops graduate employability, specifically in high-demand roles.
The course’s ‘Games Hub’ provides a clear path for students to explore entrepreneurial skills and currently makes use of the Transfuzer platform to explore funding opportunities.
TIGA used official “Graduate Outcomes” data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)to report overall employment rates, together with data provided by the University of Suffolk including:
- 90 per cent of students employed after 15 months.
- 64 percent employed in games
- 87 per cent employed using their game technology skills
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for the School of Technology, Business and Arts at the University of Suffolk, Sean Preston, said: “We are delighted that the BSc (Hons) Games Development course has successfully achieved its TIGA accreditation.
“This is testament to the hard work and dedication of the Games Development Team and their students and to have such an organisation within the games industry recognise our course in this way is an excellent achievement for the University of Suffolk.”
Chris Janes, senior lecturer and course leader for games development at the University of Suffolk added: “The games development team are thrilled to have their hard work recognised with this confirmation of accreditation and we look forward to working with TIGA to continue supporting our students in achieving their goals during their studies and beyond."
Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said: “The University of Suffolk’s BSc (Hons) Games Development course is thoughtfully structured and geared towards graduate employment.
“The course scores highly on student satisfaction and we look forward to engaging with the University of Suffolk’s Games Development course in the years ahead.”
To find out more about the games development degree go to BSc (Hons) Games Development | University of Suffolk (uos.ac.uk)