Why a career in game development is an excellent, future-proof choice

Video games are one of the most popular forms of entertainment that many enjoy, and over the last decades, have developed into a global multi-billion euro industry. Apart from recreational use, video games are also used as mediums in different sectors such as the educational sector in which video games are used for game-based learning and gamified learning where students learn through fun and play, and the marketing sector where mini-games, as well as gaming mechanics, are used for marketing campaigns. The popularity of video games is reflected in the market value of the video gaming industry – the video game market is estimated to be worth USD 159.3 Billion in 2020 and forecasts estimate the video gaming industry to be worth USD 200 Billion by 2023 and USD 256.97 Billion by 2025.

At the national level, creative industries and game research define one of Malta’s core strategic areas of financial growth and development. Malta’s creative economy is driven by 3,600 enterprises, employs 7,500 people, grows at an average 9% per annum, and contributes to 4% of the country’s GDP. The video game industry is now larger than the movie and music industry combined and attracts more than two billion gamers across the world, that is 26% of the world’s population. Thanks to the rise of e-Sports, video game competitive events are now held in large stadiums with mass audiences and live broadcasts. Professional players, now considered as athletes, are watched by millions of fans through broadcasts on media platforms such as YouTube or Twitch. 

The growth in the video game market has fueled demand for video game designers and game developers,. According to recruiter, a global corporation, demand for game-design related positions are expected to grow by 11.59 percent over the next few years. With all this growth, now it is an opportune time to commence a career in video game development. The computer science games development degree at STC Higher Education, delivered in collaboration with the University of Wolverhampton, provides the technical foundations to kick off a career in the field of video game development. It investigates and provides the technical knowledge required behind video game development including programming, game engines, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Curious about a career in game design or development? Click the ‘request info’ button on our website and send us your details, a member of our team will get back to you.

Looking To Switch Up Your Career? You’re Still In Time To Apply For A Course At STC This Year 🎓

Level Up Your CV 📚

Are you in a course you’re losing interest in? Want to switch things up?

Whether you’re realising something isn’t for you or you just want to try something new, we’re here to let you know that a plan B exists!

 

First Up, Why Choose STC? 🤔

Simply put, STC are an educational institution offering students the opportunity to receive Internationally Recognised Certifications on a local level.

They’re well known for having high-pass rates AND high employment rates post-course.

In many cases, students are hired within their industry within just a year of completing a course. In fact, 98% of their students hold a position directly related to their course objective.

Since STC have built a reputation for pumping out highly competent students, employers tend to go to STC first when looking for a new employee, that new employee could be you.

What Do STC Have On Offer? 👨‍💻

First and foremost, STC offers flexibility.

If you’re 16 or older, have completed your secondary education or acquired relevant experience in the field – and are considering a career in Business or Computing, read on as you might be eligible for one of STC’s degree pathways.

One notable entry point is the NCC Education International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education (MQF Level 4) – which is ideal for gaining skills in subjects like English or Business. This is a 1-year full-time qualification (60 ECTS credits) specifically designed to provide students with a direct entry route to the degree pathway.

With regards to applications, they’re accepting candidates in November, December and even January, in light of complications brought about by Covid-19.

You’ll be provided with dedicated one-on-one attention, as each class has no more than 15 students. Keep in mind, all necessary Covid-19 precautions & safety measures will be adhered to, to ensure safe learning.

You might also be eligible to enroll directly for a 3-year degree, thanks to STC’s Higher Education’s collaboration with the University of Wolverhampton, a highly commended university in the UK.

 
 

The available degrees are as follows:

  • Computing Degree in BSc (Hons) Cyber Security, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Games Development)

Or

  • Business Degree in BA (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing), BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Recourses)

All courses are available on a full and part-time basis 🕗

 

Reputation Check ✅

At the start of 2020, STC celebrated the outstanding achievement of their students who achieved first, second and third place in the world in the NCC Education Diploma in Business and first and second place in the world in NCC Education Diploma in Computing.

NCC Education has around 180 centres across the world, so this is an excellent testament to STC’s high standards for learning & education.

 
 

“STC offers students a unique learning experience through individuality, amazing teachers & staff and highly-rated courses.”

– Miguel Vella, NCC Education Diploma in Business (full-time student)

 

Student Savings 💸

The good news is that STC offer easy payment schemes! Meaning you get the possibility of dividing payments into monthly instalments.

Moreover, students who successfully get their diploma or degree are eligible to register with the Get Qualified Scheme and benefit from up to a 70% refund from their tuition fees.

Full-time students are also entitled to a stipend grant.

Get In Touch 📲

Over the past few years, STC welcomed students from over 30 nationalities. Rest assured that this is a very welcoming environment, whoever you may be.

Feel free to visit www.stcmalta.com for more information, or contact them via their phone number 2145 3200 or their email address info@stcmalta.edu.mt.

If you’d like to learn more information about any of the above details, just click here 😉

Cybersecurity Professionals in the Industry

Security threats are a challenge to everyone, not just organisations. Systems need to be resilient to cyberattacks by implementing best industry practices in systems development and configuration. It is just a matter of time until your system is targeted by an attacker or falls victim to some botnet attack. When this happens, you need to be prepared and have the right plan of action in place.

In the past, the security management role was either non-existent or assigned to an IT administrator as an additional task over and above the normal IT operations. Due to the ever-evolving cyber-attacks, security management nowadays requires a dedicated role or even a team within organisations.

This has created a demand in the industry for cybersecurity specialists that varies from Network security to Application security, to Cloud security, and the list goes on depending on the area of expertise required. Having a company that offers online services such as an online store would require security specialisations in web and online services. The same organization might require a security administrator tasked to manage the security of the on-premise and cloud servers including the end users, which would require a different skill set.

Security is no longer a feature that is added to a system after it has been designed and developed, it needs to be taken into consideration throughout the entire development life cycle as this forms an essential part of the formula for a secure system.

The dynamic nature of the security industry requires specialists to be constantly updated with regards to newly emerging threats, to ensure that the best countermeasures and security practices are deployed on the managed systems in a timely manner. The Cybersecurity degree at STC training in collaboration with the University of Wolverhampton, provides you with a strong foundation that tackles the crucial aspects of Cybersecurity to kick off a career in the field.

YouTube – Ranking high in 2020

Since YouTube opened its YPP (Youtube Partnership Programme) doors to the Maltese market in March 2019, local artists and content creators have been busy planning, producing and editing their digital works of art. Ranking as high as possible within relevant video searches is now more important than ever before and one of the most important digital marketing goals.

YouTube enjoyed over 2 billion active monthly users across the globe with an amazing 79% of internet users stating that they have an active YouTube account, making YouTube the second most popular social media network. Each and every single day people watch over 1 billion hours of video content from the platform.

If you want to increase your viewership you need to follow some recommendations that will help your channel and videos rank as high as possible. We are going to share a few tips to improve your organic reach on the platform:

Video description text – A small detail that often gets overlooked. It is recommended to use natural language rather than trying to stuff keywords

Average video duration – YouTube checks for how long people are engaged with your video. The trick is to keep your audience interested throughout the entire duration of the clip by presenting them with relevant content throughout and never dragging on.

Number of videos – never skimp on quality but if you can add quantity to the mix then go for it. YouTube is looking for commitment and if you can convert an idea into a series, then go for it.

Convert into subscribers – if your content is pressing the right buttons you will soon find that your subscribers count is going up, and that is gold according to YouTube as its algorithm will be more likely to show them your videos over something else.

What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 (PR0jects IN Controlled Environments) is one of the most widely used methods for managing projects in the world. It is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands of projects and from the contributions of countless project sponsors, project managers, project teams, academics, trainers and consultants.

What are the benefits of getting PRINCE2 Qualifications?

PRINCE2 can be applied to any type of project within any industry or sector.

The method is widely recognized and understood and so provides a common vocabulary for all those involved in a project, which helps effective communication. The method also provides for the explicit recognition of project responsibilities so that participants understand each other’s roles and needs. There is a defined structure for accountability, delegation, authority and communication.

 

  1. Enhance your career prospects

Perhaps the strongest reason for getting a PRINCE2 qualification is to give yourself the best possible chance of getting the sort of enjoyable, long term career that you dream of. It is definitely worth the effort of going for a five-day course or now even more convenient to follow a part-time evening course at STC Malta in order to take control of the direction in your career.

 

  1. Get an increase in your salary

Of course, getting a satisfying career is only part of the reason for going on a PRINCE2 training course. There is also the important fact that this a valuable qualification that could be the key to receiving a much high salary in the future as well, or apply for an internal vacancy with your new qualification.

The cost of going on a PRINCE2 course will soon pale into insignificance once you see how much extra money this could mean for you in the long run. The best part of it is that you can get up to 70% tax rebate through the Get Qualified scheme. By paying a relatively small amount just now you make a huge investment in your future career and earning potential.

 

  1. Feel confident in your ability

The chance to feel completely confident in your ability to run any type of project is another crucial factor to take into account when considering whether to aim for a project management qualification. Quite simply, there is nothing like the feeling of being in control and knowing exactly what you are doing.

No matter how big or potentially difficult a new project appears to be, you will feel ready to take it on. This is because you will learn techniques and tactics that work well in any type of project and in any kind of company. By going on a professional PRINCE2 course you can ensure that you feel fantastic about the projects that you run.

 

  1. The need of a project management method

Project management is the planning, delegating, monitoring and control of all aspects of the project, and the motivation of those involved, to achieve the project objectives within the expected performance targets for time, cost, quality, scope, benefits and risk.

Given that projects are the means by which we introduce a change, and that project work entails a higher degree of risk than many other business activities, it follows that implementing a secure, consistent, well-proven approach to project management is a valuable business investment.

 

  1. Do a fantastic job every time

Finally, wouldn’t it be a brilliant feeling to know that you do a wonderful job on every single project that you handle? There is no doubt that it is a great sensation when you know that you are capable of working to an extremely high standard. This can help you to feel less stress and pressure at work, as you will always feel that you have your projects under control. There is no doubt that this can help you to enjoy work and life in general a lot more.

In this context, you will be pleased to see that getting your PRINCE2 certification is a huge step in the right direction. By learning about the project management industry’s standards and processes you can make sure that every project reaches a successful conclusion.

For more information and pricing log on https://stcmalta.com/course/prince2-project-management/

STC High Achievers

STC High Achievers

Many congratulations to four of our students who graduated last year as global High Achievers!.. and may they be of inspiration to our current and prospective students!

Read their stories,then Write your Own!

Why Study at STC?

Why Study at STC?

 

 

“You should study at STC, because you’ll get great staff to support you and it’s one of the best centres we have across the world”

Mr. Andrew Rennie
NCC International Regional Development Director

Last Call for Applications! Enroll at STC this October on a full time or part time basis and begin your diploma in It or business. Your first step to a degree pathway starts here! Check out all information and book your place for a diploma in Business or Computing.

 

What do we offer at STC?

What do we offer at STC?

At STC we offer a wide range of full-time or part-time IT & Business related courses leading to a degree here in Malta or overseas.

The Options are there… the Choice is Yours! Enrol now!

Meet Brenda Camilleri

MEET BRENDA

Brenda has enjoyed computing from a very young age and felt that this year was the right time to make a change in her career path. She decided to enrol to Level 4 Diploma in Computing in order to obtain the necessary fundamental skills and knowledge in the different fields of computing, allowing her to choose the most suitable area in which to further her studies.

Read Brenda“s full story here…

Enrol Today!

Just received your resit results? Not sure of the best way forward? STC can help you kick start your future career in Business or IT. Contact us today, to talk to one of our guidance counsellors.

STC works with international leaders in academia such as NCC Education and Middlesex University. This enables our students to obtain internationally accredited qualifications by studying locally.

Why Study at STC this semester?

Flexibility – Students can opt to enroll for a diploma on either part time or full time basis, with flexible timetables to best meet our students’ needs.

Quality – STC diplomas are conferred by NCC Education, regulated by Ofqual as a leading British awarding body. Taught by our professionals in the field.

Scholarships – All students are entitled for a 70% refund on their tuition fees through the Get Qualified Scheme. Our full time students also benefit from stipend grants.

Pathway to your Degree – Following a diploma with STC is the first step towards achieving your degree. STC works closely with Middlesex University Malta were students can opt to top up their diploma in various specialized fields.

Employment Potential – We will help you achieve your dream career, with a reputable name amongst local employers our students are highly sought after within the industry.

Discover your opportunities, your first step starts here.

Contact us today on 21453200 or at info@stcmalta.com for more info.