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Get Started in Game Design with NextGen Skills Academy

6th - 10th December

For 16-25 year olds in Greater Manchester

Free course delivered in-person at our Manchester centre

Are you interested in game design?

Get Started in Game Design is a free five-day course hosted by NextGen Skills Academy in partnership with The Prince’s Trust. Over five days, you will learn about the videogame industry and how professionals design a game through making your own board game - this is known as paper prototyping.

During the course you will:

  • Develop, create, play test, and present a game concept

  • Learn valuable new skills in a fast paced and growing industry

  • Understand how you develop a concept into a game

  • Hear from industry experts

NextGen Skills Academy works with some of the best games, animation and VFX companies in the UK. Together we develop full time qualifications, short courses and apprenticeships. Their aim is to enable young people to become the next generation of creators, entering companies with relevant skills and knowledge for the workplace.

You'll gain the following:

  • The opportunity to design a fully functioning board game and go to market plan

  • Improved team work and communication skills

  • An understanding of production pipelines, key principles of game design and careers in the games industry

  • The opportunity to network with people from the games industry

  • The opportunity to take part in a CV clinic with Sony Interactive Entertainment

Find out more and sign-up

Visit our Get Started in Game Design EventBrite page to register your interest.

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