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Abertay University, in Dundee, Scotland, is the home of the oldest computer games education programme in Europe, offering degrees continuously since 1997. Currently, Abertay has programmes across the spectrum of game design, production, development, and art (including audio), with five undergraduate and two post-graduate programmes. Students work in collaborative settings across the disciplines of game development, with generous mentorship and guidance from Abertay’s partners in the game sector.
The North East England Regional Hub for the UK Games Fund Tranzfuser Project is being delivered in partnership with Vector 76 a virtual reality development studio based in Gateshead.
Based at VRTGO Labs in Gateshead Quays, three teams will have access to hot-desking space from June to August, and will be supported by industry mentors from North East based games companies. Along with Vector 76 the project is kindly supported by Gateshead Council and Generator North East.
The Eastern Enterprise Hub is the leading provider of entrepreneur support in the East of England. From January 2011 the Eastern Enterprise Hub has supported over 852 entrepreneurial individuals who have driven business growth and employment across the East of England through the creation of new enterprises and social enterprises.
The Eastern Enterprise Hub has already an established ‘Games Hub’ at both the University of Essex (Colchester) and University Campus Suffolk (Ipswich). The ‘Games Hub’ is unique in the Eastern region, combining entrepreneurial business support with games industry mentoring. All delivered in a creative action learning environment.
The Faculty of Creative Industries is based in Atrium, Cardiff campus which is undergoing major expansion, offering brand new facilities for many of our courses. Being based in the centre of Wales’ capital city is a perfect location for connecting with a great range of creative organisations and activities. Our courses are designed to challenge and engage students with creative and practical skills that will enable them to develop new ideas and operate professionally. The games courses at USW have a long standing pedigree, with notable alumni Mike Bithell, Cat Woolley, Dan Da Rocha, Alice Rendall & Henry Hoffman.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a modern University situated in heart of Glasgow City Centre. The University offers four full time Games Programmes including Computer Games Software Development, Computer Games Design, Computer Games Art & Animation and Computer Games Indie Development. Graduates from these programmes have went onto employment in companies such as Rockstar North, Guerrilla Games, CCP, Sega and Electronic Arts.
GCU has hosted a site for the Global Game Jam (GGJ) since the inception of the GGJ. This site has grown from 35 attendees in 2009 to 160 attendees in 2016.
Digital Creativity Labs provide an access point for organisations wanting to engage with cutting edge research in digital creativity technologies, and utilise the skills and initiative of our academics, researchers and students. Focusing on digital games, interactive media and the convergence of technology and applications in the rich space between we aim to empower organisations to interact with customers in new ways, reach new markets, gain new customer insights and expand their product/service portfolio. Led by the University of York, along with sister project the Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence (IGGI) Centre for Doctoral Training, we are connected with over 100 partners, all keen to work together to realize the huge potential for economic, social and cultural impact from games.
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is at the forefront of education in game design and development, with strong industry relationships and enviable access to industry-standard teaching facilities. Together, SHU’s games degrees have obtained accreditation from Skillset, TIGA, BKSTS and PlayStation®First and the University’s Computing department is home to the largest PlayStation teaching facility in the world. SHU has its own student-run game development studio (Steel Minions) which publishes games for the PlayStation Network and was the first university studio in the world to publish their own PlayStation 4 title—’PieceFall’. SHU was the 2015 winner of TIGA’s “Best Educational Institution” award.
Brunel University London is a world-class university based in Uxbridge, West London. It boasts a number of incredibly successful and internationally regarded undergraduate and postgraduate games courses and is well used to nurturing breakthrough game talent. The games faculty and various industry contacts will be available to offer constant support and mentorship along with a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to share.
Northern Ireland Screen is the government-backed lead agency in Northern Ireland for the film, television and interactive content industry, driving global growth through boosting our economy, celebrating our culture and enhancing our children’s education.
*Please note the Application Form outlines a number of Local Hubs who are NOT included on the Tranzfuser website yet. These Local Hubs are currently going through our accreditation process and will be available to host Tranzfuser teams given they meet the accreditation criteria. Please see the Application Form for further details.