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Study Games at Coventry

The West Midlands is responsible for 25% of the UK’s games output and is the fastest growing gaming talent pool outside of London. Situated in the heart of the region, Coventry University is next door to Leamington Spa (known as ‘Silicon Spa’), home to companies such as Codemasters, Exient, Ubisoft Leamington and  Playground Games. Titles to come out of Silicon Spa include Far Cry 5, Fable, Formula 1 and Forza Horizon.

Coventry University offers a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses designed to help launch and develop your career in the games industry. Whether your interests lay in games coding, design, development, animation or AR and VR, our courses offer you the opportunity to benefit from our industry links and take your career to the next level.

More than just a degree

The course definitely prepared me for the work I am doing right now. It taught me a lot, creating assets and environments. I can comfortably create my own scenes from my imagination.

Manjot Singh, Games Art BA (Hons), graduate of 2020
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Insight into the industry

Students looking to break into the games industry had the opportunity to attend a guest lecture by prominent 3D games artist Alex Beddows, lead artist at Dekagon game art studio and 3D learning manager at Artstation.

Read Alex's story
Alex Beddows with a crowd of students behind him

Global Game Jam

In January 2021, Coventry University participated in Global Game Jam, an online competition where more than 28,000 game creators in 104 countries at 585 virtual sites around the world created over 6,000 games.

Students had just 48 hours to create a game, and here are the games they made.

Three members of University staff in front of Gamechangers logo.

Coventry University wins prestigious award for game-based learning

Exploring science through hopscotch and language through Jenga are just some of the inventive ideas that have earned a Coventry University game-based learning initiative a prestigious award.

Our facilities

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Games Technology lab

This lab contains high-end gaming PCs with the capacity to run industry standard games engines and programming environments. It also supports Virtual Reality (VR) game development.

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Mac lab

Our Mac laboratory is complete with Apple Mac desktops and a recording studio with green screen. There is also an equipment booking system allowing you to borrow a range of cameras and multimedia production equipment.

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Arts and Humanities Building

We are currently in the process of a major redevelopment of our Faculty of Arts and Humanities buildings. The building will be open to the public, as well as students, and will feature an expansive gallery space.

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