Rob Farthing, University of Portsmouth, BSc Computer Games Technology

Routes Into The Games Industry

If you’re wondering which degrees and qualifications you should be working towards for specific entry-level games industry roles, check out our list below for an overview.

Junior Programmer

Computer Science
Games Programming
Software Engineering

Junior Designer

Games Design
Games Technology
Experience with modding, scripting & working with games engines

Junior Artist

Games Art
Fine Art
Graphic Design
Concept Art


Games relevant degree-level qualification e.g. Art, Design or Programming
Good understanding of game development with some technical knowledge
Experience with beta testing & bug reports

Associate Producer

BA degree in relevant games degree e.g. Design, Computer Science or Programming
Masters in Games Production
Experience as a Lead QA
Experience in a senior studio role

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