How To Start Your Career In Games Development Course - BGI


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Program Description


Learn how to start a career in games development by hearing from leading games producers, recruiters, and new developers.

Kickstart your career in games development

Follow the journeys of four people who recently applied, interviewed and started their careers in the competitive industry of games development.

On this course, you’ll learn about the different skills used in games development teams. You’ll learn how to assess skills listed in job applications and discover strategies for demonstrating these skills when you apply.

You will practise sample interview questions and hear from industry experts on ways to stand out from the crowd. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with tools and techniques to help you start your career in games development.

What topics will you cover?

  • How games developers got their start in games development.
  • What entry-level games programmers, artists, designers and producers do day-to-day and how they work together.
  • What are the hidden professional skills that could make you easier to hire.
  • What recruitment companies would like to see in your CV and what could help you stand out from the crowd.
  • Tips on providing evidence that you can do a games job, even if you lack experience.
  • Inside the interview room – what games studios are really looking for at interviews.

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Explain the different roles, duties, processes and working relationships in games development teams.
  • Assess and classify your skills and the skills you wish to develop.
  • Apply strategies to evidence your professional and specialist skills.
  • Develop a set of questions to ask at games interviews.
  • Evaluate the technical and professional skills used in games development.
  • Describe key stages and employer expectations for successful games development applications.
  • Justify experience and skills in a games interview setting, applying strategies to prepare to answer common questions.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in working in games development, including those who are studying or have studied games development at academies and/or universities.

Who will you learn with?

Chella Ramanan

Advisory board member of the BGI, the national organisation for games culture. In 2019, Chella was named one of the 100 most influential women in the UK games industry.

Claire Boissiere

Claire Boissiere is a Games Producer who worked at Kuju, Media Molecule & PlayStation’s London Studio. With 20 years experience in games, Claire co-founded Harbee Studios & is Vice Chair of the BGI.

Rick Gibson

CEO of the BGI, a new charity for games culture, skills, diversity and sustainability. Rick has been in games for 20 years, working with over 150 organisations to deliver change in the UK games sector

Who developed the course?


The BGI is a new UK non-profit agency that educates the public about the art, science, history and technology of games.

National Videogame Museum

The National Videogame Museum is the world’s first cultural centre dedicated to videogames.

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$259.99 for one year

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  • Access to this course for 6 weeks

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  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • Access to this course’s tests as well as a print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible

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  • Access to this course, and hundreds of other FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
  • A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
  • The freedom to keep access to any course you've achieved a digital Certificate of Achievement on, for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn
  • The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within the year
Last updated Aug 2020

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