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SSR Manchester - Game On - Games Development Courses Now Validated
Game On - Games Development Courses Now Validated
We are delighted to announce that our FdSc Games Development and BSc Hons Games Development (Top up) courses have now been fully validated by The University of Bolton and are now open for applications.

Starting next September, the FdSc Games Development course (with the optional BSc top up) lays the first block of our brand new games development department. Spread over three years, these unique courses will immerse our students in game development, art, animation and scripting, with work placements in year two and major professional options in the final year.

The validation process took place all day on 09/12/15, with experts present from many institutions, including members of the highly renowned Abertay University games development department.

With the quality of our games courses and SSR's historic emphasis on high volume, high quality industry links, we were always confident of our ability to impress all those present and receive validation on the same day. We are very proud to be partnering with the University of Bolton again and thank them for all the support they have provided.

Our Head of Games, Darby Costello was naturally delighted with the result and sums up the ethos of the new department: "This validation event was a great opportunity to cement the approach that we've taken with our games programme. We've always been trying to break the boundaries between education and industry. It's fantastic that the panel were completely behind this strategy. We want our students to emerge from the course with a ton of real world skills, having created some stunning game titles along the way. Having our programme validated means that those in the know agree that we've got exactly what it takes to achieve this."

This is clearly an exciting addition to the gaming landscape in the UK, particularly progression for SSR, adding to our long history of providing degree level excellence in music, film and now games, making us a truly unique provider of first-class creative education.

To brush up on your skills before September 2016, or for those simply wishing to learn from a brand new highly skilled games department, our SSR Industry Diploma in Games Development begins 22 March 2016.