School of Media Blog

Games Jam 2022: the lowdown

Students from various courses across the  U niversity got together for Games Jam 2022, a competition that spanned 12 hours and saw two teams go head-to-head to see who could design the best video game.

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Academic Spotlight: Zuby Ahmed

Zuby Ahmed, Associate Professor in Games Design and Enterprise and Employability, gives us an insight into his life and...

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How to prepare for your Games, Film and Animation Master's Degree

If you’re eager to get a head start with your studies, have a look below at the different tips and resources of things ...

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5 reasons why you should come to a School of Games, Film and Animation Open Day

Open Days are a great opportunity for you to experience a little bit of life as a BCU student. Take a look at why they'...

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Student Support Services

We want you to be as successful whilst studying with us as possible. That's why we offer a variety of support. This blo...

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BCU Gaming Society: Student Stories

Whether you’re a pro or a a casual player starting out, the gaming society is perfect for you!

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Gaming news to look out for in 2022

From the release of AAA titles to development in VR gaming – this article has you covered!

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Meet Andrew Kulman - Deputy Head of Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts

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Digital Marketing: 2022 and Beyond

We spoke to Mark Brill, Senior Lecturer in  MA Future Media and Innovation Practice  about what we can expect from t...

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Annika Ranin on Boarders: filmmaking, producing and documenting

We spoke to MA Film Distribution and Marketing graduate Annika Ranin about her recent film release and the creative pr...

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5 reasons to study Games, Film and Animation

If you love all things gaming, movies and digital technology, look no further. Here's five reasons for you to join us h...

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10 Games, Film and Animation Instagram accounts you should be following

Check out our favourite Games, Film and Animation Instagram accounts.

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Inspired Festival: From Beauty YouTuber to Digital Marketing Lecturer

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BCU Partnership with the British Film Institute

Our partnership with the British Film Institute provides students with a wealth of exciting opportunities during their...

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Being More Human

What is it that makes us human? MA Creativity, Making and Innovation Practice Course Director, Mark Brill, discusses th...

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How to prepare for your course

Wondering how you can get ready for your course? Discover some new ways to keep busy over summer and get uni ready at t...

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MA Future Media to Digital Entrepreneur

We caught up with MA Future Media student, Nessa Chileshe, who has recently started her own independent filmmaking comp...

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My placement with Games Interactive

We caught up with BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art student, Emily Evans, who told us all about her work placement at ga...

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Generation Emoji: How are they changing our communications?

Mark Brill, Senior Lecturer in Future Media and Creative Innovation, looks at how different generations might make use ...

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What can I do with a Games, Film and Animation degree?

Our courses are designed with industry in mind, giving you a head start for an exciting career within the sector. Here'...

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Can digital artefacts have materiality?

We caught up with Associate Professor of Games Design, Zuby Ahmed, who has been working on an exciting project construc...

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Top Films to Watch in Lockdown

We spoke to BA Film Business and Promotion students, Rebecca Thornton and Rosa Scott, who recommended their top films f...

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What Facebook gets wrong about 'The Social Dilemma'

There's no doubt that the rise in social media must have an effect on individuals and wider society, but to what extent...

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Toby Jennings: from Gamer camp to industry

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Creating Kea's World

We spoke to BCU graduate Khumo Moerane, creator of African-inspired video game

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Alumni Spotlight – Rohana Razak

We talk to MSc Video Game Enterprise, Production & Design graduate Rohana Razak. 

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Being a woman in the games industry

MSc Video Game Enterprise, Production & Design graduate Ines has been nominated for Rising Star of the Year in the Wome...

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Shortlisted: The Capsule Film and Theatre Festival

We caught up with second year Film Business and Promotion student Sam and MA Film Distribution and Business graduate to...

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