Michael Beardwood

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I’m the Course Leader for Computer Games Design with a hefty background in both technical and theoretical subject areas. I have over a decade of teaching experience.

I initially started teaching game studies and moved into teaching Game Engines and elements of game art – I was the award leader for multiple Foundation courses at Staffs and am now leading the main Computer Games Design degree.

Academic qualifications

  • MEng Computer Games Design
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods



  • Games Design
  • Technical Design
  • Visual Scripting
  • Developing Engine Frameworks
  • Pixel Art
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