18/08/2020

Getting into the game - MA Games Development

Do you want to get involved in one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet? Or perhaps you have a computer science degree and unsure about where to go next? The answer is the MA Games Development course at the University of Bolton.

About the course

Our team are experts developing a masters course that combines technical knowledge and understanding, creativity and design and the commercial skills needed to have an all-round awareness of games development.

You will get the chance to work on exciting and innovative projects as an individual and in small teams, playing a key role in the planning, design, development and publication of a video game. Imagine leaving with an MA in Games Development, the knowledge to run an indie computer games company and a published title to your name, it will transform your career potential!

We utilise only the best systems and you will immerse yourself in fully-equipped, modern games studios. You will spend around 30 hours per week in these studios, working with high-spec hardware and software, games consoles and industry-standard tools including the Apple iOS Developer Programme.

Away from the development skills, you will dive into business planning, negotiations, sales, marketing and project management. A fantastic array of transferable skills that will help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market.

Career prospects

Completing the MA Games Development course will raise your game when it comes to joining the highly competitive video game industry. You will graduate with the skills, understanding and portfolio needed to take on any number of specialisms including games programmer, games artist, games design and quality assurance. The computer game industry will be there at your fingertips, ready to explore and enjoy.

Why choose the University of Bolton

The University of Bolton has been awarded 5th for Teaching Quality in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, with our lecturers going above and beyond in their commitment to guiding every student to achieve their true potential.

State-of-the-art facilities, partnerships with employers from all industries and specially designed smaller class sizes to enhance learning opportunities, we truly believe you will have an amazing experience whilst studying here.

We have a friendly and supportive campus located in Bolton, only 20 minutes away from Manchester, so whether you want a small, friendly campus, a burst of city life or a mixture of both, we are the perfect choice for you.

Start your journey

If you like the sound of the MA Games Development course so far, then it’s time to take the next step - visit our course page for all of the information you will need.

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