HSDC is preparing to unveil a fantastic new space for September 2021 at its Alton campus, for students to study the new Gaming curriculum within an environment that reflects how these young people will work when they enter this exciting and growing industry.
The College has co-funded the development of its campus with the Enterprise M3 LEP, and worked closely with its Games Sector Specialist, Sam Read, to ensure that the learning environment supported its students to work and collaborate in the ways that developers do in the industry. Sam said: “Enterprise M3 are delighted to support the development of this new space at HSDC Alton which will give students a real feel for working in the games industry, a key growth sector in our region. By closely replicating a studio environment, through consultation with some of our local games development studios, students can expect to be well prepared for their future career.
“Digital skills such as those being taught here are right at the heart of EM3’s Skills Action Plan and will open doors for students to pursue careers within a highly successful local industry.”
Principal Mike Gaston is looking forward to welcoming the first students into the new space in September. “With a mix of working spaces, collaborative areas and development studios our Gaming students will benefit from a truly industry-reflective space to learn the knowledge and skills required to enter this fantastic industry which employs nearly 50,000 people in the UK and contributes nearly £3 billion to our economy. The UK is a world-leader in this sector, and our Alton campus is surrounded by many famous design and development companies with whom our students will form the next generation of professionals.”