Games Design & Media

games design and media middlesbrough college


Do you want to design the games you play? Are you interested in creating games and designing them using animation and digital modelling? If you are a creative individual with a passion for creative media, video production or digital graphics, this could be the industry for you.

You will be based in MC Digital, our technical digital school and learn in our purpose-built games design and creative media studios which are equipped with industry-standard media production software and hardware.


The North East is home to a growing number of employers in sectors which include new media, games and interactive software. Over the past three years, the area has seen the highest number of new technology start-ups in the digital media and animation field outside of London.

Career Progression Routes

Potential careers upon completion of one of our Games Design and Media courses, include:

Computer Games Development | Digital Animation | Broadcast Media Journalism | Film Production | TV Production | Radio Journalism




Big Nasty studio

Radiation burn

SockMonkey Studio

Bloom Studio



  1. Games design students at MC Digital have access to the latest 3D design packages and game engines, as well as virtual reality games testing labs
  2. Media production students at MC Digital can access broadcast quality production equipment and state-of-the-art technologies, such as drones
  3. Media production students at MC Digital also use a time based studio which replicates those used in the television industry
  4. Our employer-led qualifications have been developed by companies including Blue Zoo, Double Negative, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  5. With a range of courses and levels to choose from, students can go on to progress in a range of exciting, challenging and prosperous careers
Tom Seale student testimonial
The College has been really good in supporting me. They provided me with extra time and support in classes.
ben lake testimonial
The software Middlesbrough College has to offer Games Design students is great! I’ve really enjoyed making 3D models on the computer and improving my drawing skills.
games design and media middlesbrough college

90% of our Games Design students felt that they had received good support