Develop your skills in mobile game design, from planning and project work to QA and implementation, with our Mobile Game Design and Development degree at ARU Peterborough.
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Whether you have previous experience or not, our Mobile Game Design and Development degree provides a range of industry-relevant skills, ranging from character design to environment design workflows.
From the very beginning of your studies, you’ll start to create and develop your own mobile games. Everything you design will build a valuable portfolio to help launch your career in the gaming industry when you graduate from ARU Peterborough.
Peterborough is a great place to be for studying Mobile Game Design and Development with the East of England being home to 135 active games companies.
During your studies with us, you’ll get the chance to improve your prospects with live briefs and guest speakers from industry, including tech-giants like Sony, Jagex and Frontier. There are also opportunities to take part in events with industry reps, so you'll be absorbed into the world of mobile games.
You’ll have access to the latest software and hardware to supporting your learning, including Blender, Autodesk 3DSMax/Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Unreal Engine 4/5, Unity3D and more.
The skills and knowledge you’ll learn on our Mobile Game Design and Development degree will not only help you forge a career in the mobile gaming industry, but will equip you with core programming skills transferable to the wider IT industry or even a career in teaching.
We're also partners with the Global Science & Technology Forum, giving you access to cutting-edge research materials.
Reach the world with your creations – the possibilities are limitless!
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81% of the UK computer games industry is educated to at least undergraduate level, rising to 88% for core games production roles in art or programming.
Our Mobile Game Design and Development degree will equip you with a range of programming skills that will help you stand out from the crowd as a graduate moving into industry. You could also consider establishing yourself as a freelance designer – or perhaps opening your own independent studio. There are so many possibilities to choose from!
At ARU Peterborough you’ll be taught by industry experts from Year 1, making connections and ensuring that you develop relevant employability skills.
Every year, ARU runs and hosts the annual Brains Eden computer games careers event which offers opportunities for professionals and students alike.
Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs, and work experience, or even start your own business.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters. We’re planning a range of postgraduate degrees at ARU Peterborough, and there is a selection of existing courses in Cambridge and Chelmsford, including Computer Games Development (Computing) MA.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.
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This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.
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