11/01/2021

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Games Art, Games Design and Games Programming; what’s the difference?

Games Art, Games Design and Games Programming; what’s the difference?

At Greater Manchester’s University of Bolton, we have three distinct Undergraduate courses to help you build on your passion for gaming; Games Art, Games Design, and Games Programming. Discover what you’ll learn in each, as well as which is best for you and your career ambitions.

BA Games Art
Develop your creative and technical art skills on a studio-based course that offers highly-practical tuition. You’ll work on digital asset creation for games development, focusing on 3D modelling, texturing and lighting so you can learn to create artwork for the latest AAA games. This is an approach that’s designed to mimic the working environment found in the games industry, so you’ll be ready for employment upon graduation.

BSc Games Design
This course provides a broad study of games, with an emphasis on the technical, design and innovation aspects, rather than programming. You’ll cover a broad range of topics, from content production to games analysis, as well as usability and playability testing. By the end of the degree, you’ll have a good understanding of games production and the business behind it, such as marketing and promotion.

BSc Games Programming
This technical degree will combine your talent in maths and physics, helping you become a skilled programmer. You’ll use C++, the main programming language in the games industry, throughout the course. Programming might be new to you, but you should have a good knowledge of maths, especially algebra. You’ll be guided and supported through the course as you master object orientated programming and design techniques, and learn about advanced programming data structures and algorithms for game development.

If you would like to learn in a friendly and supportive environment, Bolton University is a great option; we have been voted No.1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years*.

Find out more about Games degrees at the University of Bolton, which is ranked in the Top 50 best UK universities in The Guardian 2021 League Table.

*Complete University Guide 2021, 2020, 2019 - North West region

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MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

MA Games Development
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries: Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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

The University of Bolton

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