Games & Virtual Reality

The UK games industry is the fifth largest in the world, worth around £5billion and in the North East we have some of the best games, immersive tech clusters and emerging tech specialists right on our doorstep.

If you want to be part of the next generation of game developers, our professionally focussed and creative courses are ideal for those just starting out as well as those looking to level up in a professional career.

As the No.1 college in the North East you can trust us to deliver an Ofsted outstanding quality of education that develops your skills and confidence. Whether your interest is games production, testing or art production you’ll have opportunity to understand the roles within this industry, grow your talent in the area and produce games in our studio-style learning environment.

Qualifications matter and we’ll help you get the ones you need. But we’ll also give you so much more. You’ll have regular opportunities to gain work experience out in the field as well as working on commissions, projects and competitions that encourage you to work as a production team.

The structure of our courses allows you to experiment, be curious, make mistakes and learn from them, without the pressure of impacting on your final grades.

Our employer partners

Gateshead College partnership with Thermo Dynamic Games
Gateshead College partnership with Coat Sink
Gateshead College partnership with Kurodragon
Gateshead College partnership with VRTGO LABS

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Why Gateshead College?

Employment Edge.

It's a mix of the highest standards of education and the real world skills employers look for.

93%

of Art, Media & Games students have gone into work, an apprenticeship, further or higher education.

We're the only college in the Tyne and Wear region to be graded by Ofsted as outstanding.