At HSDC Alton, we pride ourselves on offering professional-standard facilities for our students, aiming to help prepare them for their future careers…
We recently opened our fantastic new Gaming & Creative Digital Studios, featuring 10 classrooms and collaborative spaces equipped with 48 high-end PCs and 64 Dell Alienware gaming PCs.
This project has been successful thanks to an investment of £1.25m supported by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), who worked with our College to develop these studios to reflect real-life workspaces of people working in digital industries.
HSDC Principal Mike Gaston said: “I’m delighted that, with the support of the Enterprise M3 LEP, we are in the vanguard of developing education in the digital and gaming industries, a vibrant and expanding sector which offers countless opportunities for young people.
“We are immensely proud of these new facilities, which will not only help students to get the most out of their time at HSDC, but will also prepare them for their future careers by providing an environment for learning which reflects the workplaces of these future digital professionals.”
During this academic year, these modern facilities will house students on our Level 2 and Level 3 Creative Media Production and T Level Digital: IT Production, Design & Development courses.
From September 2022, students enrolling on our Level 3 Esports course launching next year will also be taught in this space, using the Gaming Studios and the Dell Alienware high-end gaming PCs.
First-year Games Design & Development students were delighted to meet visitors at the grand opening of the building, showcasing their skills after just a few weeks of lessons.
Paul Carter, Assistant Principal Vocational Curriculum, said: “The Gaming & Creative Digital Studios have allowed students to work and learn in a professional industry-standard space.
“This facility will allow them to prepare for their careers in the exciting gaming and creative digital sector. The design, layout and high-end facilities will support digital skills development and collaborative working.”
Visit hsdc.ac.uk/alton to find out all about studying at HSDC Alton and apply now for September 2022.