SCEE launches PlayStation Academic Scholarships

Students given chance to win paid position at Sony games studio

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has partnered with Birmingham City University's Gamer Camp to give students the chance to grab a paying role at one of its studios.

"We are delighted to offer PlayStation Academic Scholarships in partnership with Gamer Camp: Pro for the second year running." said SCEE's Dr. Maria Stukoff.

"Its a great opportunity for the next generation of British videogame talent to acquire professional development skills before they embark into a competitive industry."

SCEE is offering four students the chance to have half their Gamer Camp fees paid, and the opportunity to work at one of SCEE's UK development studios with a 6 month paid placement. The participants will be selected by interview panel.

"Having an active and influential partner in Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is a massive benefit to the Gamer Camp programme," says Gamer Camp co- founder Guy Wilday.

"Access to Sony development hardware, experienced industry support and these PlayStation Academic Scholarships provides Gamer Camp students with an unparalleled educational opportunity."

To be in with a shot students just need to make sure they're signed up for Gamer Camp by August 9, and they'll automatically be entered into the PlayStation Academic Scholarship.

"I went on Gamer Camp: Nano in 2010 and got a job as an artist for a game developer as a direct result of the course, so I am now completing a Masters on Gamer Camp: Pro," added Gamer Camp student Emma Douglas.

"The industry connections and highly practical nature of Gamer Camp is what makes the experience so special; it's like a real job in an actual games development studio."

Gamer Camp is holding an open day on August 4 at NTI Birmingham.

Related stories

Sony UK marketing boss Rich Keen departing in November

Exec leaving “to pursue another opportunity in the industry”

By James Batchelor

Horizon: Zero Dawn hits 2.6m sales

Developer Guerrilla now working on a 'story expansion'

By Christopher Dring

Latest comments (2)

John Bye Lead Designer, Future Games of London5 years ago
"Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has partnered with Birmingham City University's Gamer Camp to give students the chance to grab a pain role at one of its studios"

0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Terence Gage Freelance writer 5 years ago
I think that the editorial quality of this site has slipped quite a lot in the last 12 or 18 months. This is another of many things I would like to open engagement about using a forum feedback system (like we used to have), but they don't respond when I ask for it.

It's a shame as I really like the site overall and I'd like to help!
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.