Launching September 2024
Esports has quickly become the industry to watch! This multi-billion pound industry is booming and while not everyone will become a professional gamer, the roles don’t stop there with the industry requiring a diverse, adaptable and professional workforce of media professionals, event managers, marketeers, sales managers, content creators, graphic and motion designers and gaming analyst’s. Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to find your own path and career in the esports arena.
Our Esports Foundation Degree runs in tandem with ourEsports Academy provision, which allows aspiring players to compete in theNational University Esports League (NUEL), National Student Esports (NSE), andTier 2/3 tournaments.
We offer a Foundation Degree (FdA) (Level 4 and level 5) and a one-year BA ‘top up’ course (level 6). Our degrees place substantial emphasis on practical hands-on application. This allows you to develop skills which are highly valued in the Esports industry including those in business management ,finance, and event management. You will be taught in specialist digital studios with advanced coaching support available from our academic staff who have first-hand industry experience.
Are you ready?
This foundation degree is delivered as a mixture of classroom and practical sessions within our Gaming Hub which is equipped with powerful GamingPCs equivalent to those used in industry. You will have the opportunity to develop your own brand, secure partnerships, create content, whilst also developing casting, hosting and broadcast production and management skills.
There are no formal examinations and you will be assessed by written and practical assessments. All practical sessions are relevant to theEsports industry and you will have the opportunity to participate in and lead live Esports competitions. Alongside studying you will be encouraged to actively participate in our University Centre’s Esports teams. It is also expected that you engage in practical work experience and volunteering with local and national Esports organisations.
By the end of the course you should leave with the knowledge and skills required to establish your own brand and business, and pursue careers in Esports events, broadcasting, casting, content creation, marketing, and more! You will have the opportunity to engage in trips and events which could include Insomnia, EpicLan, EGX and other nationwide events related to the Esports, Video Games and Digital Media Industries