November 28, 2016
TIGA, the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the games industry, published the report’s findings at a special Westminster event hosted by Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington Chris White. He was joined by representatives from 25 of the UK’s leading universities, to discuss establishing the UK as the world’s leading destination for games education and learning.
TIGA’s report explores the opportunities, challenges and best practice inherent in delivering games-focused education to the next generation of UK game development talent, and includes insights from educators, studios and other experts.
Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO said: “World leading games education can be a foundation for world leading game development. We are lucky to have some of the world’s finest game educators already call the UK home. We hope the findings of our report and the discussion at Westminster will further the UK’s position as a world leader in this regard.
“The UK’s games education system has many strengths. We have some world class universities educating excellent graduates for the games industry. We have a highly skilled workforce. We have the TIGA Accreditation system which accredits the best games courses. We have studios investing in their teams – 80 per cent of our studios invest in training. If we can increase industry and university collaboration, enhance investment in training and maintain a flexible migration policy as we head towards Brexit, then we can make the UK the best place in the world for training, learning and education in games”.
The TIGA report, entitled “Making the UK a World Leader in Games Education”, is available by contacting TIGA. To read the press release in full, click here.