Turning your Love of Gaming into a Career

Do you love gaming? Did you know you could fully immerse yourself in the gaming world by turning this passion into a career?

Here we chat with Brenna, Games Development Alumni from our Norwich campus who is on her way to doing exactly that!


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Hi Brenna! Thank you for speaking with us! Let’s start with telling us why you decided to study Games Development Level 3. 

I decided to study this course as I’ve had an interest in gaming my whole life. I grew up on classic games like Mario and Pacman. I made silly little games growing up but decided that I wanted to take my skills in game making further. I knew that this course could teach me every element that goes into the game making process and use my creativity to my full potential.


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What did you enjoy about your time studying with us? Do you have any particular highlights?

I enjoyed how my class was small, which meant more 1-1 time with the lecturers, and I got to know my classmates very well. I liked the common room in addition as that was the place where I could hangout with my friends during free time.


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That’s great to hear! We pride ourselves on having a strong community-like feel to each of our campuses. What are your next steps for the future?

I am going on to study 3D Game Art at Buckinghamshire New University. This course will help me achieve my goal of being a 3D artist for video games.

My ultimate career goal is to work for an AAA games company such as Rockstar Games.


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Wow! Those are some great aspirations to have. How did Access help you get to where you need to be?

Access helped me alot to get me ready for university. I had regular 1-1 meetings with my course leader discussing my next steps and how to get there.

Access also put on careers fairs, showing me opportunities I could get involved in and all of the different university options.


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Would you recommend the course to anyone else, If so why?

I would recommend this course to people who are creative and have a passion to make video games. This course covers every aspect in making a video game, from 3D modelling assets, to coding in a games engine. The course was very well put together to make the students an all rounder video game maker.


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Congratulations on winning the best game in Norwich! How do you feel after winning? Can you please tell us more about the project?

I feel so proud and excited after winning the Best Game Award. I didn’t think I would win at first because I looked at all the nominations and everyone’s games were very good. However, as my name got called out, all I could think about was ‘Wow. I actually made something that people enjoyed’.

The winning game was for my second year Game Engines assignment, with the theme ‘Escape’. I came up with a storyline for my game, which would make the players feel on edge. The game took about 4 weeks to design and make fully. 

You can take a look at Brenna’s portfolio that she built up during her time at ACC, here:


If you’re interested in taking your love of gaming to the next level, learn more about our courses here.

Last updated on: 14th November 2023