ACM Launches Game Development Degree in Guildford

04 Mar 2021

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ACM is proud to announce the launch of the Game Development and Futures Degree Programme at our Guildford campus for September 2021.

To celebrate the launch and to mark International Women’s Day, ACM is excited to be using the occasion to speak out about inclusivity within the Games Industry. On March 8th, ACM tutors Lucy Harrison, Huda Mahdi and Claudia Matera, alongside ACM Game Development Student, Marta Botta Riera and industry guest, Lauren Woodroffe (Senior UI and UX Designer at Two Point Studios), will be speaking on a panel about improving inclusivity in games. The panel will be open to all ACM students and applicants where they will discuss what needs to be done to improve inclusivity within the Games Industry. Register your attendance now!


After the success of running the Game Development Degree in London in a traditional threeyear format, ACM is excited to be able to offer this programme in a two-year accelerated format at our largest campus, and home of the UK Games Industry, Guildford.

We are very excited to be launching our accelerated degree in Guildford, the heart of the video game industry in the UK, and very much looking forward to now also being a part of that heritage with our students. With so many many great studios based in Guildford, we look forward to not only integrating into the community but also providing talented young developers with further game development careers and opportunities.

ACM Game Development Course Leader, David McGreene

Guildford has a rich history in video games with many triple-A studios basing their offices within the town. It is a natural fit for ACM to be bringing this course to Guildford, which will not only open up industry connections and opportunities for students, but also enable them to fast track their studying and graduate with an honours degree in just two years.

ACM prides itself on building sustainable careers for students in all corners of the creative industries. This is done through a unique handson approach to education. Students leave ACM with the skills, knowledge and experience that they need to thrive in this fastpaced industry.

The Game Development and Futures Degree programme offers specialisms in, Art, Design, Audio, Programming and Business. Applications are welcome via UCAS for September 2021 study. 

Improving diversity and inclusion throughout the creative industries is a cause close to ACM’s heart. Throughout the organisation, ACM actively encourages both students and staff to discuss improvements that can be made in the industry and is honoured to be kicking off this programme of events for Women’s History Month with a Game Development Panel on making the industry a more inclusive environment.

I’m really looking forward to discussing through this panel how we can make the games industry more inclusive as it’s a key part of our aims as a team here on the ACM Games Dev course.

The industry has so many talented people creating games, and bringing more backgrounds and experiences allows us to bring in more perspectives and diversifies the types of stories being told and the whole approach to making games. It is really fundamental to how the industry will develop!

ACM Game Development and Music Production Tutor, Lucy Harrison

Those interested in the Game Development course which is now available in both London and Guildford should reach out to our Applicant Advisor Team on to find out more and register their interest in the course.

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