Ready to play? - Games Design, Games Art and Games Programming
20 Aug 20
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If you have a love for games and want to focus your career on a rapidly growing industry, then the University of Bolton has the perfect course for you. Study in a positive and supportive environment, where our award-winning Student Services and dedicated Employability Team will help you through your degree and into a career you’ll love.
The gaming industry today is worth hundreds of billions of pounds and supports fully professional live competitions where the winners can walk away as millionaires. Game developers are producing games of such stunning visual beauty, creative challenge and immersive addictiveness that people can spend more time in the virtual world than the real one.
Basically, games have become everything from a sport to an art form in their own right, competing with every other form of entertainment media in the mainstream. And much like the gamers who play them, games are competing to win.
Let’s look at some of the more extraordinary examples from recent years. Games can be wildly different, ranging from the violently action packed to ones more focussed on mental challenges or even simple emotional reactions.
We all know about the giants in the gaming world and we’ve probably all had a shootout with our friends on Call of Duty or Fortnight. For the adventurously minded, the Zelda franchise has delighted us with gorgeous music and puzzles for decades. But just outside of the biggest names in the gaming world are some real gems.
A game like Firewatch, a beautiful exploration of the Shoshone National Forest, does actually have a plot you can play through. Remarkably, though, many players just find themselves wandering through the magnificent environment the developers have created and getting happily lost. No Man’s Sky has a similar power, but from the vantage of space and planetary exploration in place of rich autumnal forests.
No matter what the style of the game though, creating them requires a huge amount of talent and that’s where skilled game developers are obviously so important. From coders to graphic designers and story writers, not unlike a huge film production a lot of elements have to come together perfectly.
And how cool would it be to be a part of all that as a career? Wouldn’t you like to work with the team responsible for a critically acclaimed game series like The Last of Us?
Thanks to our specialised degree courses, which will help you gain the skills needed to create art assets, develop gameplay and levels or programme systems, it’s perfectly possible.
By studying Games at the University of Bolton, you can learn games design in our state-of-the-art studios from highly experienced and passionate teaching staff, many of whom have worked in game development.
Learn more about BA Games Art at the University of Bolton and find out how you can apply now.