Anthony McCormick, BSc (Hons), PGCert Senior Lecturer, Games Design

Anthony McCormick, BSc (Hons), PGCert

I’m responsible for teaching and supporting students on their journey to becoming games developers. After completing my degree in Computer Games Design, I started out as a Level Designer for Codemasters working on some of the world’s most exciting racing games franchises such as Grid, F1, Dirt and Dirt Rally.

I later moved up the ladder to Experienced Games/Level Designer and worked on the Overlord franchise before completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education to pass on my industry experience and knowledge to the game developers of tomorrow.

I have expertise in games design, level design, website and portfolio design, project management, project development and sound for games. My qualifications include a BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Design and PGcert in Higher Education. I’m also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My research interests include games design, simulation, level design, VR games design and sound design for games.

As a passionate gamer, any spare time I have, I spend playing and researching games of all genres across multiple platforms. I am extremely passionate about technology and I am very enthusiastic about working within the virtual reality and virtual production sectors.

I enjoy taking on all types of challenges, including problem solving and doing things I’ve never done before. Over the past two years I have been running, working on and supervising a variety of university student-led FPS/VR projects using the Unreal Engine. When I want to get away from it all, I like to go for road trip into the lakes riding my motorcycle with nothing but the open road in front of me.