Joel Marshall, from Bovingdon in Hertfordshire, will receive £5,000 to complete the MA in Games Design and Development at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). Joel, aged 23, completed his undergraduate degree in Theology (BA Hons) at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2016. After graduating, Joel worked on and completed a number of game projects, through which he gained an understanding of many industry standard techniques and tools. He is about to enter his second and final year of study at the NFTS. He is being mentored by Georg Backer.
I feel incredibly lucky to be awarded this scholarship. The fact that BAFTA has decided that my work and ambition are worth supporting with this scholarship is almost unbelievable and I hope that with their support I can go on to reward their faith in me.