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Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Artist

The TIGA Education Committee will determine the winner of this Award on the basis of criteria including: best degree result; best module grade; best showreel/portfolio; best project; most improved student. The winner will receive the accolade ‘Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Artist’. Runners up will receive the accolade: ‘TIGA Graduate of the Year’.

Winner:

Lois Starkey, University of Hertfordshire

Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Designer

The TIGA Education Committee will determine the winner of this Award on the basis of criteria including: best degree result; best module grade; best showreel/portfolio; best project; most improved student. The winner will receive the accolade ‘Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Designer’. Runners up will receive the accolade: ‘TIGA Graduate of the Year’.

Winner:

Billy Kane, Staffordshire University

Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Programmer

 

The TIGA Education Committee will determine the winner of this Award on the basis of criteria including: best degree result; best module grade; best showreel/portfolio; best project; most improved student. The winner will receive the accolade ‘Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Programmer’. Runners up will receive the accolade ‘TIGA Graduate of the Year’.

Winner:

James Gratrix, University of Gloucestershire

Outstanding Graduate of the Year: Production/Enterprise

 

The TIGA Education Committee will determine the winner of this Award on the basis of criteria including: best degree result; best module grade; best showreel/portfolio; best project; most improved student. The winner will receive the accolade ‘Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Production/Enterprise’. Runners up will receive the accolade ‘TIGA Graduate of the Year’.

Winner:

Alex Skinner, University of Portsmouth

Outstanding Graduate of the Year: Computer Games Technology

 

The TIGA Education Committee will determine the winner of this Award on the basis of criteria including: best degree result; best module grade; best showreel/portfolio; best project; most improved student. The winner will receive the accolade ‘Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Computer Games Technology’. Runners up will receive the accolade ‘TIGA Graduate of the Year’.

Winner:

Daniel Hind, Birmingham City University

Outstanding TIGA Post Graduate of the Year

 

The TIGA Education Committee will determine the winner of this Award on the basis of criteria including: best MA or MSc result; best module grade; best showreel/portfolio; best project; most improved student. The winner will receive the accolade ‘Outstanding TIGA Post Graduate of the Year’. Runners up will receive the accolade ‘TIGA Post Graduate of the Year’.

Winner:

Makhosethu Sibanda, University of Hertfordshire

Innovative Teaching Award

The TIGA Education Committee will be looking for evidence over the period 2020 to 2021 of innovation and excellence in teaching undertaken by lecturers. The TIGA Education Committee will grant this Award to either an individual lecturer or to a teaching team.

Winner:

Norwich University of the Arts

Excellence in University/College – Industry Collaboration

The TIGA Education Committee will grant this Award to a course that achieves excellent university/college – industry collaboration over the period 2020 to 2021. For example, in course design, industry placements and projects, etc.

Winner:

Staffordshire University

Excellence in Games Research

The TIGA Education Committee will grant this Award to a student, or to a lecturer, or to a research group that demonstrates excellence and innovation in research over the period 2020 to 2021. In addition to completing the entrance form, student(s) and lecturer(s) should submit a single published research paper. The TIGA Education Committee will consider criteria including originality, significance and rigour when determining the winner.

Winner:

InGame, Abertay University

Best Student Business

The TIGA Education Committee will grant this Award to the best business set up by students over the period 2020 to 2021. The Committee will be looking for excellence in games development and excellence in business performance.

Winner:

Wordplay Games, London College of Communications

Outstanding Contribution to Games Education and Training

Winner:

Emma Smith, Creative Assembly

Diversity Award 2021

Winner:

Professor Ruth Falconer, Abertay University

Diversity Award 2021

Winner:

Dare Academy, Abertay University

The Creative Assembly Best Student Game 2021:

This Award will be given to the best student game developed over the period 2020 to 2021. The TIGA Education Committee will create a shortlist of five – seven games. Shortlisted games must be playable, final versions. The Committee will be looking for creativity and excellence in art, sound, code and gameplay design

Winner:

Crypt by Will Murray, University of Hertfordshire