Applications for Games Development Academy now open

Applications for Games Development Academy now open

Posted on: 24-01-2020

The Northern Ireland Screen Games Development Academy is now open for applications! This Academy is a unique training and experience programme, which focuses on core technical skills around computer game development and production. For the first time this course will be running in Derry~Londonderry at Nerve Centre, Magazine Street. If you are aged 16-19 and interested in finding out more about the Games Industry in Northern Ireland then this is the Academy for you.


The Academy is a free course and will run each Saturday starting on Saturday 8th February 2020 and finishing with a weekend of activities joining with the Belfast Games Development Academy on the March 28-29th weekend at the Nerve Centre, Derry~Londonderry. You will be introduced to the core facets of the games development process, from idea generation and character design, understanding game play, problem solving and refinement through to technical skills, under the guidance of industry professionals.

Whether you have experience with Games Development or not this Academy is a great place to get started. It is a great opportunity to find out more about the careers from those already working within the Games Industry in Northern Ireland and develop the skills that are needed to get into this growing industry.


The deadline for applications is Wednesday 5th February 2020.

You can apply via the online form in the link below. Please keep an eye on your email, you will be contacted once the applications have closed.