Monday, 7 June 2010

University Of Bradford Joins TIGA

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has announced The University of Bradford as its newest member.

The University of Bradford offers two games courses at undergraduate level: A Bachelor of Science course containing game design, theory and programming modules, and a Bachelor of Arts course containing game design, theory and graphic arts modules. The BSc course has been running for over ten years and both offer a core of game theory, game analysis and games industry studies. Kaye Elling, Lecturer in Computer Games explains the University’s approach to games industry education:
“At the University of Bradford we know that game development can be a tough industry to enter, so we equip our students with a wide range of skills designed to give them the best possible change of securing a position in the industry upon graduation. Our motto is ‘Making Knowledge Work’ and we are proud to say that many of our graduates have gone on to industry jobs with companies such as Jagex, Blizzard, Revolution, Rockstar Games, Realtime Worlds, Blitz Games Studios and more. Some of our graduates have even started their own development companies with the help of our Innovation Unit, and are working on mobile and handheld platforms with great success.”
Kaye also explains the University’s reasons for joining TIGA:
"We are proud to be part of such a distinguished industry body, and fully support TIGA's vision to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. Today's games students are tomorrow's games workforce and it is in all our interests to work together. We hope that with TIGA, we can do our part in bringing education and industry together to secure a bright future for the British games industry in this competitive global market."
Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO stated:
“It is crucial for educators, TIGA and games businesses to work together to address training issues and ensure graduates are fully equipped with the necessary skills to work in the industry. We welcome The University of Bradford to TIGA and look forward to working with them.”

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