5 Amazing Facts About the Gaming Industry
07 Apr 21
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The world of Games and Special Effects is growing, as more consoles are released each year more people turn to games to fulfil their down-time. So much so, that nearly a third of the planet’s population now play video games. We know that this industry is in search of talented individuals to help keep up with demand, but here is why the University of Bolton is an excellent choice for your studies.
Bolton was one of the first UK Universities to recognise the importance of the developing online gaming community, offering technology-inclined individuals dedicated courses in Games and Special Effects so people could turn their passion for games into a career.
Working at the cutting-edge of the UK’s fastest-growing sector, the University of Bolton has always been at the forefront of these exciting fields. Our School of Creative Technologies brings together Special & Visual Effects, Computing, Software Engineering, and Games.
Students can benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities which provide fully-equipped games and visual effects labs. Our computing and networking suites offer industry-standard hardware and software, along with an array of well-appointed teaching and seminar rooms on campus.
By studying at the University of Bolton, you will develop the practical and creative skills you need to pursue a career in the fast-paced and lucrative games, IT and telecommunications industries.
Our teaching staff have strong professional backgrounds and use this experience to develop industry-ready courses, supported by a vast range of additional opportunities such as work placements, live projects, and a programme of high-profile guest speakers.
We have links to blue-chip software developers, AAA games studios, award-winning SVFX studios and BAFTA-nominated designers in the UK and beyond. We offer industry-focused courses that prepare graduates to take their place in this blockbuster economic sector.
If you’re looking to build a career in these sectors, then consider the University of Bolton as your launchpad. You can find out more about our Gaming and Special Effects courses, news and events by clicking here.