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How To Start Your Career In Games Development

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7th April 2020

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. Find out more

Duration: 4 weeks
Weekly study: 2 hours

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.

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