Design graphics and games using artificial intelligence, 3D modelling and animation in our Games Development Studio – and create a portfolio of work to help launch your career. After spending a foundation year working on your general computer and study skills, you’ll move onto our BSc (Hons) course. Forget the stereotypes – gaming isn’t just for teenage boys. Half of all gamers are female, and the average age is 31*. This means the industry is huge, and a variety of exciting jobs await you. If you don’t have the qualifications you need for our three-year degree, this is exactly the same course but with the addition of a foundation year to get you up to speed. Everything you design will build into a valuable portfolio to show employers when you graduate. You could even do a year’s work placement for extra practical experience and a head start in industry. Here at Anglia Ruskin, you’ll study the theory and practical aspects of gaming and gain experience in the whole development process, from initial concepts to programming, testing and publication. You’ll use our Games Development Studio, which simulates a commercial working studio and features up-to-date hardware and software. We have GameMaker, 3DGameStudio, Unreal Tournament 3 Editor, Adobe Flash and Action Script, Java and C++, Microsoft XNA Game Studio, Visual C# Express, Microsoft Visual Studio, Photoshop, GIMP, 3ds Max, Blender, Fusion, Audacity, Second Life and Unity3D. Eighteen per cent of the UK games industry is based in Cambridge**, so you’ll be surrounded by studios large and small. Many famous developers are based locally, including Sony, Frontier, Jagex, Inertia Game Studios, Eidolon Studios and PTM Games. Our department is also a member of TIGA, the association for games developers in the UK. We host the annual Brains Eden Gaming Festival, when students from across Britain and Europe compete in teams to build games.