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
Physics
Maths
Software Engineering

Junior Designer

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

Junior Artist

Games Art
Fine Art
Graphic Design
Animation
Concept Art

QA

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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