#CA-02-19 How To Start Your Career In Games Development

  • Categories Creative Arts
  • Duration 20h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update July 27, 2021

About Course



Kickstart your career in games development

Follow the journeys of four people who recently applied, interviewed and started their careers in the competitive industry of games development.

On this course, you’ll learn about the different skills used in games development teams. You’ll learn how to assess skills listed in job applications and discover strategies for demonstrating these skills when you apply.

You will practise sample interview questions and hear from industry experts on ways to stand out from the crowd. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with tools and techniques to help you start your career in games development.



What topics will you cover?

  • How games developers got their start in games development
  • What entry-level games programmers, artists, designers and producers do day to day and how they work together
  • What are the hidden professional skills that could make you easier to hire
  • What recruitment companies would like to see in your CV and what could help you stand out from the crowd
  • Tips on providing evidence that you can do a games job, even if you lack experience
  • Inside the interview room – what games studios are really looking for at interviews


Who will you learn with?

Chella Ramanan

Advisory board member of the BGI, the national organisation for games culture. In 2019, Chella was named one of the Gamesindustry.biz 100 most influential women in the UK games industry.



Who developed the course?

BGI logo


The BGI is a new UK non-profit agency that educates the public about the art, science, history and technology of games.

What Will I Learn?

  • Explain the different roles, duties, processes and working relationships in games development teams
  • Evaluate the technical and professional skills used in games development
  • Assess and classify your skills and the skills you wish to develop
  • Describe key stages and employer expectations for successful games development applications
  • Apply strategies to evidence your professional and specialist skills
  • Justify experience and skills in a games interview setting, applying strategies to prepare to answer common questions
  • Develop a set of questions to ask at games interviews

Topics for this course

13 Lessons20h

Welcome to the course?

Find out more about the course and the course team, and learn how to work through the material.
A career in games development VIDEO (02:37)00:00:00
Welcome from the host VIDEO (03:07)00:00:00
How to do this course ARTICLE


Meet our new developers, discover what drives them and find some of the many ways into games development.

Who’s who?

Discover different development roles and how they interact with each other to create games

What happens when?

Review the process of games development and find out more about how it works.

Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for anyone interested in working in games development, including those who are studying or have studied games development at academies and/or universities.