I have just finished teaching our most intense 12-week games course yet and will soon post some examples of the work done by the students during the course. I am really proud of the work they created.
We had great results using Epics UDK on the course giving the students a good understanding of the relationship between creating game art and implementing it in an engine.
I have also just read this at games industry biz and thought it was quite interesting: UK videogames revenue 44% higher than films.
Good times for games.