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Games and Visual Effects courses

Develop the communication and collaborative skills needed to succeed in the modern creative industries

You'll be taught by experienced professionals with a passion for creative uses for technology. Our team have worked professionally on films including Avatar, Planet of the Apes and Happy Feet and for gaming companies such as Disney Universe, Dead Space and Buffy games.

Games and Visual Effects at Middlesex

Our courses are designed to give you the relevant skills to thrive in this expanding and evolving industry.

You'll work on live briefs and benefit from professional placements that put you at the heart of the industry, right here in London.

You’ll gain hands-on experience to build your portfolio, develop your experience and open up career opportunities in a broad range of creative industries.

You'll be learning to use professional-standard equipment in our digital media, VFX and motion capture studios, computer facilities and have access to the latest computer hardware and software, all in our £80 million purpose-built Grove building on campus.

Games Design at Middlesex University

Staff and students explain what the Games Design degrees at Middlesex involve and what it's like to study  at our London campus.

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    See what our VFXstudents have been creating in this showreel.

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    Take a look at some of the amazing work our Games Design students have been creating this year in our latest showreel.

Our Games and Visual Effects courses at a glance

State-of-the-art facilities

You will have access to over 30 workstations that are equipped with the latest software including Unity, Processing, OpenFrameworks, Maya,Z-Brush, After Effects, Flash, Final Cut Pro and Photoshop.

Gain industry knowledge

You'll develop your employability skills and industry connections with a range of work placements opportunities whilst also learning from VFX professionals who will provide you with the practical skills you need to succeed in the industry.

Cutting-edge teaching

Led by experienced academic staff in the industry, you'll develop your programming and story development skills, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with students from our Film, TV Production and 3D Animation courses.
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"I am so proud of students who have demonstrated resilience, adaptability and creativity in facing the future": Executive Dean Carole-Anne Upton

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MDX summer success camp to offer unique online lessons in creating video games and films

We're staging an innovative virtual summer camp offering young people aged 11 to 14-years-old the chance to learn about video game design and film-making. Beginning on Monday 10 August, it will be delivered through live streamed lessons to support students impacted by the coronavirus lockdown.

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LinkedIn mentoring groups are linking industry experts with creative students

Creative students at Middlesex are benefiting from tips and advice from industry experts through new LinkedIn mentoring groups set up during the COVID-19 lockdown. The project was launched to help students looking to break into the competitive creative industry, which has been effectively shutdown following the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent social distancing rules.

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