Code Coven, the first global games industry accelerator for underrepresented talent, is offering full and partial scholarships for their Introduction to Game Making course, starting in October 2021. This part-time, remote course is entry level and no previous game development experience is required.

“We want you to graduate from this course ready for your game development journey, by feeling empowered to continue your learning independently and within other programs.” – Francesca Carletto-Leon (Head of Curriculum, Code Coven)

Introduction to Game Making is an 8-week course that teaches students game development using the Unity engine. The students will design and develop games both independently and in small teams. This course also includes career development workshops, preparing students to evolve the games industry and giving them the tools to negotiate a better future for themselves and their peers.

The scholarship is valued at £1,200 GBP and includes 40 hours of class time with a Code Coven instructor as well as eight guest lectures and workshops from industry professionals.

In 2020, they received over 250 scholarship applications from over 25 countries in just 3 days. Here’s what some of their previous participants have to say about Introduction to Game Making:

“My Code Coven experience was truly wonderful! It was filled with well-paced lectures, personal workshops, a welcoming community, caring guidance, informative guest speakers, and genuine passionate people. It was a wonderful eight weeks where I got to meet fellow creators that are passionate about what they do and how to get their foot in the door with the indie game design community. Folks who want to make a difference where it counts.” – Ami (IGM 2020)

Applications for the BIPOC Scholarship are open from 6th – 19th September 2021 at 11:59PM GMT.

Curious if you are eligible for our BIPOC Scholarship and are looking to apply?

Learn about our Eligibility requirements here.