Is it for me?

It goes without saying that you should have great creativity and imagination! You should be able to express your ideas and be a logical problem-solver too. You also need to be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and know where technology is heading.

Our facilities

You will study this subject full time at Bede Campus and you will have access to Specialist development studios, Virtual Reality Labs, Mixed Reality Labs, Foundation motion capture equipment and access to industry-standard game engines such as Unity and Unreal. 

Games development at Sunderland College

Career Ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills:Bluezoo, Microsoft, DNEG, Rebellion, Creative Assembly, Centriod.


of our digital students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

NextGen specialists

Sunderland College is one of only a few colleges in the UK to offer NextGen qualifications.

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for animation, animation, games design and VFX students including:

  • Specialist development studios.

  • Foundation motion capture equipment.

  • Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality labs.

  • Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment Collection including 3DS Max and Maya.

  • Access to industry-standard game engines such as Unity and Unreal.

  • Adobe’s Creative Cloud including Photoshop and After Effects.

Why maths skills are important in the digital sector 

You will use maths skills every day in the digital sector to:

  • to understand data 
  • to search algorithms 
  • to evaluate results 
  • to interpret information 
  • to identify trends and patterns  
  • to manage budgets. 

Why English skills are important in the digital sector 

You will use english skills everyday in the digital sector to:

  • to communicate effectively 
  • to share information 
  • to create coding 
  • to understand manuals and instructions 
  • to negotiate with clients 
  • to present ideas 
  • to network. 

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