My aim is to establish my own game development studio. While I have experience in how to design a game, I have limited experience developing them. Having discussed the curriculum with my lecturers, following completion of the BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design at the University, it became clear that the design of this course would assist in achieving my goal.
Continuing my studies at University of Suffolk was an obvious choice, as the dedication and passion of the teaching staff, alongside their industry experience, creates an engaging and inspiring environment for me to hone my craft. The expectation of excellence and autonomy is far greater at postgraduate level, as well as the need to be at the cutting-edge of your discipline. However, with this comes creative freedom and the opportunity to pursue specialist knowledge on niche topics if you choose. The constant support of tutors with guidance and feedback helps you to focus your ideas and navigate any uncertainty.
I have experienced professional challenges, balancing a work schedule and a business in its infancy alongside study, but focusing on what you want to achieve allows you to make the required adjustments and overcome the hurdles you face. I have relished the opportunity to push boundaries and experiment with technology and ideas. Even when a project hasn’t achieved the desired outcomes, the encouragement I have received has been consistent and empowering.