This Research & Knowledge Exchange Doctoral Project brief summarises our priority areas of research interest under the heading of: Games Education Landscapes: A Survey and Gap Analysis of Career Pathways and Hiring Cultures in the Digital Game Development Industry.

We welcome all research degree applications aligned with and in response to this brief.

Project brief details

In recent years, there has been considerable focus on the growth of the digital creative sector, with much attention on the games industry. But, how does someone become a game developer? There is a need to survey the educational landscape in terms of the career journeys of people who make games and the contexts in which they make them. Surveying existing provision and employer expectation could form the basis of a gap analysis to determine what hiring managers are looking for. This space is fraught with uncertainties... 

Strategic alignment

Projects deriving from this brief are expected to sit within the Research & Knowledge Exchange strategy and the following department.

Department Games Academy

All successful research degree project proposals must emphasise a clear alignment between the project idea and our Research & Knowledge Exchange strategy. 

Project brief lead

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Project supervisor: Associate Professor Michael James Scott

Dr Michael Scott is the Head of Computing and Associate Professor of Computer Science Education at Falmouth University, leading Falmouth’s first-ever BSc(Hons) courses in Computing for Games and Immersive Computing as well as convening innovative distance-learning MA courses related to Digital Creativity.


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To discuss this project brief, ideas or project proposal responding to this brief, please contact: Associate Professor Michael James Scott.


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