Martyn Simmons

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: ARU Peterborough

Areas of Expertise: Computer games

Courses taught: Computer Games Technology

Martyn is an experienced educator who has taught across virtually all disciplines within the games industry: a 'jack of all trades' proficient within the area of art, design, and programming.


Martyn has been teaching games-related modules for over 12 years, during an educational career spanning over 20 years. He started life as an artist but has since moved into the world of programming. He has experience of teaching 2D and 3D gaming for both mobile and PC (including VR). Martyn has also mentored student teams to success at a number of national/international gaming events.

Outside of teaching games at university level, Martyn has taught computing and art in the school and FE sectors, as well as being involved in military education.


  • Games Studies
  • Games Development
  • Experimental Studies for Games
  • Final Major Project for Games
  • Specialist Practice for Games


  • MSc Computing, Birmingham City University
  • PGCE Art and Design, Birmingham City University
  • BA Combined Honours Art & Design with Information Systems, University of Northampton