SAE Institute launches UK games course

SAE Institute launches UK games course
Michael French

By Michael French

August 23rd 2007 at 6:39PM

Program starting in Autumn at new London college

Another course for budding games designers is to launch in the UK later this year via the co-founding of a new London college by the SAE Institute.

Called Qantm UK, it follows on from SAE's founding of Qantm Australia, which was created to provide education in video games programming, creative design and 3D animation.

SAE was formed as the School of Audio Engineering in 1976 but has over the years diversified to include 3D media and since 1998 has offered full university degrees thanks to a partnership with Middlesex University.

The new college in the UK will offer certificate, diploma, bachelors and masters qualifications and Qantm already has industry partners ready to make a course that is relevant and practical.

Nic Oliver from Qantm UK commented: “With such a vibrant games, web and multimedia industry, the UK was always going to be a prime choice to benefit from a Qantm educational facility. The new London college will meet the demands of a flourishing local industry keen to employ the best students for some of the most exciting careers.

“The facility is equipped with the latest technology and a huge variety of hardware and software to help give a solid grounding to students in all common work practices in the industry. Experience from the Australian Qantm course shows that working closely with the industry yields great dividends in terms of relevant and practical course content and, consequently, higher employment opportunities. Qantm UK will follow this important and successful direction, providing very industry focused courses with the flexibility to allow specialization in specific areas of the industry.

“With the games market exploding with next-generation activity and web designers in such high demand there’s never been a better time to consider a career in interactive entertainment and new media."

Further information can be found at www.sae.edu and www.qantm.co.uk