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Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
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In 2020, the global games industry was valued at $173.70 billion*, but you don’t have to leave the UK to fulfil your gaming career ambitions. With many key hubs of excellence around the UK, the British creative industries are worth approx £21 billion** and offer excellent graduate employment opportunities for students with a game design degree.
The creative industry is full of inter-connected roles that you can access with a games degree. Some of the roles that you can access are:
- Applications developer
- Concept artist
- Game Artist
- Game designer/developer
- Graphic designer
- Multimedia programmer
- Software engineer
- VFX artist
A games degree with the University of Bolton plays to your individual strengths as well as leveraging the power of collaborative work. You can develop innovative ideas with input and feedback from your peers that help you to improve and finesse your work within a community of like-minded creative people.
Supportive and Pioneering
We were one of the first universities in the UK to offer gaming degrees. Because of this we’ve created our own community within the gaming industry of well-connected tutors and successful alumni who return to update us on what’s happening out in industry. It is these insights and relationships that will help you to carve out your future career in the creative industries.
Your career prospects are important to us and our dedicated employability team will work with you to make sure that you are in the best position possible to springboard into a creative industries career. We know that teaching and learning are important – we’ve been voted first in the North West for both satisfaction for teaching and feedback*** - but we appreciate that your future career is only a part of university life. One of the most important aspects of a game art degree is that you are surrounded by other students who share a love of gaming and it generates a wonderful way to get to know other students.
Your University Community
Life at Bolton University is #UniAsItShouldBe. We welcome people from all backgrounds to join us and become part of something really exciting and dynamic. Our teaching staff can help you get the most from the educational part of your degree, but university is about so much more than simply study. You will be able to meet and come together with students from all over the world, with and our support team are on-hand to help you with any worries or issues that might crop up.
In addition to a well-positioned campus within easy reach of Bolton town centre, the university itself is located in Greater Manchester, with brilliant transport links, the bustling city centre of Manchester is just a quick train or bus ride away.
To find out more about the gaming degrees we offer click here https://www.bolton.ac.uk/subject-areas/games/ . If you’d like further information on our gaming degrees or have any questions, our team is here to talk with you. Call +44 (0)1204 900 600 or email email@example.com.
***The Guardian Complete University Guide - North West Region 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019