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Creating and selling a game requires a mixture of skills including maths, physics, computer science, design, audio, art and animation. An understanding of the latest business models and digital marketing techniques is also necessary to compete in this exciting global industry. Good written and verbal communication, analytical skills working well within a team are all crucial to game development, too. These ‘next gen’ skills – so-called because they underlie all digital creativity – are highly transferable and widely valued in today’s job market.

What do VGAs offer?

VGAs can support a whole range of activities planned in schools and colleges across the UK, helping teachers and children who would like to know more about the skills involved in the games industry. VGAs are an excellent way of inspiring young people, introducing them to a wide range of exciting new career and subject options and engaging their interest and imagination in new ways.

With Computing now an established subject in the UK’s schools (and Computer Science now being a recognised part of the English Baccalaureate), VGAs can also help schools and colleges that want to teach programming, art, design, and more.

How can I request a visit?

All VGA visits are arranged via the STEM website.

If you have any questions or would like further information about careers in games, please contact Ukie.