News / 09 Jan 2024

Student accepted onto games industry bootcamp

BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art

BA (Hons) Games Art

BA (Hons) Games Design

BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art student Charlie Ellis has been accepted onto Game Republic's industry-ready bootcamp.

The bootcamp is aimed at people 19 and over who are looking to gain employment in the games industry. Funded by York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Department for Education, and Skills for Life, the bootcamp is designed to help participants to secure jobs in the industry, support business start-up, or improve their skills as a freelancer.

The bootcamp will be delivered both online and in person from 20 November 2023 – 31 March 2024 and will include mentoring and support from tutors experienced in all aspects of the games industry.

"As a 2D and 3D illustrator and game artist I've always wanted to have my mittens in the making of compelling, captivating video games. That's why the opportunity to learn industry skills from passionate professionals on the Graduate Work Ready Bootcamp is much appreciated. The games industry is a wacky and wonderful place, however quite difficult to get your foot in the door, and so this programme will help push me in the right direction, full of action and adventure!"

Charlie Ellis, BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art student

Alongside the current BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art degree, Leeds Arts University now offers two new undergraduate courses in BA (Hons) Games Art and BA (Hons) Games Design. As a specialist arts university, students are able to take an auteur-driven approach to game development, supported by industry standard resources and expertise. The University is has recently joined Game Republic as an Educational Partner, allowing students to benefit from their support, contacts, and innovation.

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