Computer Games graduates from Staffordshire University are the most employable in Europe, a new industry report has revealed.
TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, has published a report about its accreditation program which launched in 2015 to ensure universities and colleges produce graduates with industry relevant skills.
Staffordshire University delivers 7 out of the 17 courses which have achieved accreditation since the initiative began. These include:
· BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design
· BEng (Hons) Computer Games Design
· MEng Computer Games Design
· BSc (Hons) Computer Gameplay Design and Production
· BEng (Hons) Computer Gameplay Design and Production
· MEng Computer Gameplay Design and Production
· BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming
TIGA also revealed that Staffordshire University has the highest employment rate of all the accredited programs with 67% of 2014/15 graduates from the BEng (Hons) Computer Gameplay Design and Production degree securing jobs in the video games industry.
Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said: “The UK needs its studios to be backed by quality graduates from universities that know the current needs of the games industry. To make that happen, collaboration between industry and educators is essential.”
Dr. Bobbie Fletcher, Head of the Department of Games and Visual Effects, added: “Employability is central to our vision and being recognized by TIGA demonstrates this. It is so important to have strong links with industry to equip graduates with the relevant skills.”
“We are delighted at the successes of our graduates. At Staffordshire University we pride ourselves in saying, ‘we make people who make games’.” Anyone wanting to find out more about Computer Games courses at Staffordshire University can book on to an Open Day here.