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Careers in Games

Within these pages you can find information on careers in the computer games industry - how to get in, get on and get the most out of your skills.

Read job profiles and interviews with practitioners to find out what it takes to work in games, and read our guides to the industry to see how you could fit in.

You can also access our careers pages or call the careers helpline to get further advice. Visit Creative Skillset's careers services for more information.

Careers Information for the Interactive Media & Games Industries

What are the issues with careers advice? What should be done to improve careers services in the UK?

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Finding Work in Games

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Work in highly talented, committed production teams using skills ranging from writing and directing to graphics, design, animation and software engineering.

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Get into Games - Edge Magazine

Get into Games Cover

More and more people are making the move from fantasy to reality. Why not you?

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Overview - Computer Games

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The computer games industry is now firmly established as a major feature of the UK's contemporary media landscape.

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Job Roles in Computer Games

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Interested in a job making games? Find out about the different roles involved in the production process here.

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The Production Process - Computer Games

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Computer games are created, developed and published by different types of companies that are all responsible for a particular element of the games 'value chain'.

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Careers in VFX

Choosing a career in VFX

Visual effects (VFX) is the creation of images and sequences for films, TV and commercials that would otherwise be too difficult, expensive or impossible to create on set.

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