Short course

Overview

Video Games represent a 134bn-dollar industry. You could be a part of it. In our ‘Business of Games’ week long workshop  our expert tutors will help you establish your games business for success. We will guide you through the core disciplines of design, production, business, user experience and law, for a well-rounded perspective on approaching the industry with confidence and insight. By the end of this course, you’ll be strongly positioned for doing business in the games industry.

This course is developed by Alan Thorn who is an expert on leading technical teams for games development. He previously worked at Microsoft, Teesside University, Packt Publishing and Disney. Alan specializes in helping 'tech heads' thrive and flourish in their chosen fields. With 18-years game industry experience, Alan has written 28 books, presented 30 online courses and created 33 games including the award-winning adventure, Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok. Alan is dedicated to helping creative people make high-impact experiences. He was Studio Director at Wax Lyrical Games, a Senior Author at Linkedin Learning, and now he currently leads the NFTS MA programme for Games Design and Development.

There will be a range of industry experts delivering the course which covers: 

Games Design

Games Production

Games Business

Games User Experience

Games Law

The course is suitable for students, graduates, entreprenuers, games designers seeking to start their own business and those starting out in games as well as people with a general interest in the business of games.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Corporate Rate: £1200
Freelance Rate: £815

Bursaries, supported by the Scottish Government, are also available for those who are eligible.

BURSARY INFORMATION

If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria or are able to pay for the course. 

Once you have submitted your application, bursary applications should be submitted, along with a diversity monitoring form, to scotland@nfts.co.uk

The bursary deadline for this course is Friday 25th October 2019 at 5.30pm. 

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

NFTS Scotland Diversity Monitoring Form 

How to apply

Application deadline: Book Now

To apply for this course, please complete the application form and send a copy of your CV, along with a Diversity Monitoring Form, to scotland@nfts.co.uk.