London-based Kingston University has become the latest member of the UK video games development industry trade body Tiga.
Kingston has this year launched six new courses which it says are designed to address the UK’s digital media skills gap, and were created with SCEE, Samsung Design Europe and Dreamworks.
The new courses are MA’s and MSc’s in User Experienced Design, CGI and Games Development.
“The new courses are all about closing the gap between education and industry and ensuring students leave university with the skills they need to work in the digital media sector,” said Digital Media Kingston development coordinator Karen Cham.
“We are reaching out to the games industry, not only for guidance, but to create a dialogue between the two worlds.
“By developing research and development links our internationally recognised expertise in areas like design practice and computer vision can truly benefit the industry by feeding directly into enhancing the sector as a whole.”
“Tiga now has over 25 University members as well as training specialists and distance learning providers in its membership,” said Tiga CEO Dr Richard Wilson.
“We are committed to helping academics work closely with the industry through our education exchange initiative and specialist education focused events. We are delighted to welcome Kingston University to Tiga.”