The SIE Academic Development Program

Bringing together the best game development courses, unique hands-on projects, and support through placements and internships, PlayStation First is SIE’s global Academic Development Program.

As part of the program, educational establishments can access PlayStation development tools as well as guidance and support.

Education Partners

United Kingdom


  • Kingston University
  • University College London
  • University of Goldsmiths
  • University of Greenwich

South East

  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • National Film & Television School
  • Southampton Solent University
  • University of Portsmouth

South West

  • Bournemouth University
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Falmouth
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of West of England

East England

  • Cambridge Regional College
  • Norwich University of the Arts

East Midlands

  • University of Derby

West Midlands

  • Birmingham City University
  • Staffordshire University
  • University of Wolverhampton


  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Hull

North East

  • Newcastle University
  • Northumbria University
  • University of Sunderland


North West

  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Liverpool University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Central Lancashire


  • University of Wales: Trinity St Davids


  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of West Scotland
  • University of Abertay Dundee

Northern Ireland

  • University of Ulster


  • Institute of Technology Carlow
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Waterford Institute of Technology


  • Creajeux Academy
  • Games Dev lan Epitech
  • SARL Pole 3D


  • DigiPen Institute of Technology, Bilboa
  • ESAT (Escola Superior D’Art Tecnologia)
  • ESNE (Estudios Superiores Internacionales)
  • Technical University of Madrid
  • Technical University of Valencia
  • University of Madrid
  • University of Malaga
  • U-tad


  • Cologne University of Applied Science
  • Fachhochschule Salzburg GMBH
  • Fachhochschule Trier – Fachbereich Informatik
  • Fachhochshule Tecknikum Wien
  • Hochschule Darmstadt
  • Hochschule der Medien – Stuttgart
  • Media Design Hoschule


  • Hogeschool Rotterdam
  • NHTV University of Applied Sciences


  • Howest University
  • Albert Jacquard University


  • Playground Squad
  • University of Boras


  • Centria University
  • Kajaani University
  • Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • Oulu University


North America

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Academy of Art University
  • Baylor University
  • California State University Sacramento
  • College of DuPage Foundation
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Full Sail University
  • Grove City College
  • Indiana University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Missouri State University – West Plains
  • New Mexico State University – Doña Ana Community College
  • Ocean County College
  • Parsons, The New School for Design
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Shawnee State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Advancing Technology
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Wisconsin – Stout
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

South America

  • Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos  (UNISINOS)
  • Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (ESPOL)
  • TECSUP No 1


  • Fanshawe College
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Saskatchewan
Middle East & India


  • ICAT Design & Media College


  • Jordan Gaming Lab


  • SAE Dubai
Asia Pacific


  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment

New Zealand

  • Media Design School


  • Nanyang Polytechnic