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07/04/2021

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5 Amazing Facts About the Gaming Industry

Looking to enhance your skills as a games designer or developer? Here are 5 amazing facts about the industry that will spur you on for Postgraduate study! 

A Master’s in Games Development could be one of the best things you do for your career. The games sector is bigger and bolder than it’s ever been, and there’s never been a more significant time to upskill.

Gamers are taking over the entertainment world (or just the world), and now is the time to embrace this explosive trend where video games surpass movies as the number one pastime.

The digital generation is still growing, so careers in gaming are certainly very safe. But to really future-proof your job, it’s important to keep your skills, knowledge and training up-to-date. In a fast-paced industry, professional development matters.

Here are some mind-blowing facts about the industry that will inspire you to do a Master’s in Games Development at the University of Bolton.

1. The market is worth over £100 billion right now

In 2019, the global games sector was valued at £109.49 billion, and there has been considerable growth ever since. According to stats, the market is set to reach £186 billion in less than five years, with a predicted growth rate of 9.17% from 2020 to 2025.

This industry is now a bigger money spinner than movies and music put together. And in the UK, it accounts for more than half of the entire entertainment market.

For those pursuing careers in gaming, this is a great time to build your reputation and portfolio. With a high rate of forecasted growth, improving your skills in this sector will give you access to some of the best jobs and salaries available.

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BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Games Art
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Games Design
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Games Programming
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Games Art with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Games Design with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Games Programming with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA Games Development
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Games Art
Part-time
Mode of study
6 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Games Design
Part-time
Mode of study
54 months
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Games Programming
Part-time
Mode of study
6 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

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