Games Art, Games Design and Games Programming; what’s the difference?
11 Jan 21
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Games design is a fast-growing sector that’s predicted to be worth more than £130 billion by the end of 2021*. It offers lucrative careers at the cutting-edge of technology, and talented games programmers are always in demand in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Jobs in games design are emerging in many places, not only in the games industry; gamification can now be seen across a range of businesses, as well as education and healthcare; meaning there are lots of opportunities to earn once you’ve finished your games degree.
According to Prospects, a games designer can earn around £30,000, with senior staff bringing in more than £65,000. Salaries depend on a variety of factors, such as your experience, the size and location of the company you work for, and the type of games you work on.
At the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester, employability is embedded into our courses and we have strong connections with the games industry, including Rockstar Games, Codemasters, Travellers’ Tales and Cloud Imperium Games, so you’ll get off to a good start if this is your ambition.
Our dedicated Employability Team is also always on hand to support you in your goals, providing you with experiences to enhance your CV and boost the skills you need for your chosen games profession.
We also hold workshops and events with industry professionals from a variety of different studios, including large AAA companies and smaller indie developers. We work hard to put you and your portfolio in front of industry experts, and our graduates have gone on to be part of major titles, including Grand Theft Auto 5, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the Sniper Elite series.
Find out more about Games degrees at the University of Bolton, we are proud to be known for our quality teaching, and this is at the core of everything we do; that’s why for the last two years, we’ve been voted No.1 for Teaching Quality**.
The demand is there, the passion is there; are you ready to make your hobby, your career?
*Ukie, UK Games Success Stories - https://ukiepedia.ukie.org.uk accessed on 22 August 2019
** The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and 2022, North West region