05/05/2022

Super Mario Bro’s – A Game Design Masterclass

If the idea of creating the next best-selling game appeals to you, this could be a great career path for you. Do you love playing video games? Are you imaginative? Do you pay close attention to detail? Do you have effective communication skills? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then studying BSc (Hons) Games Design at the University of Bolton could be a great career choice.

While popular games like Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto are seen as the best games ever created, I believe Super Mario is one of the greatest games ever created. If you've ever considered making your own iconic game, let’s explore what it takes to become one of the best game designers.

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The World of Game Designing

A good game is made up of many different elements, and video game designers are responsible for creating a compelling plot, thrilling gameplay, characters, and even unique graphic design and art. Designers plan out a game with flowcharts, mock-ups, and detailed layouts that show how all the game's elements interact with one another.
Not only that, but the role of a game designer can also encompass different responsibilities. For large studios, an introductory level design position focuses on designing a handful of stages for the game. For small indie companies, a video game designer functions as the concept artist, art director, and lead level designer, game designers are responsible for both the foundation and execution of the game mechanics and overall user experience.

Design Your World

At Bolton University, we will help you turn your passion for games into a career, aiding you in securing a game designer graduate job that you will love. If one thing is for sure, it is that working with video games is one of the most rewarding careers.

There are also numerous career paths you can pursue after completing your degree; the skills you learn are transferable to other creative roles in the film, music, and media industries. If you're interested in the technological aspects of game development, you could consider a career in software engineering, which will allow you to turn the ideas of a design team into a gamer's reality. To view the full range of available gaming degrees we offer at the University of Bolton, click here.

How much is a Games Designer worth?

As expected, the average salary for a game designer will increase with experience. Your games design degree could be the solid foundation you need for a long-term, successful gaming career, where you could end up earning up to £60,000 per year! We will help you secure a games design graduate job that supports you in moving up the career ladder in this exciting industry as you gain more on-the-job experience.

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Studying BSc (Hons) Games Design at the University of Bolton

At Bolton, our computer science courses have been voted first in the UK for Student Satisfaction*. Our students love studying at Bolton because we share your passion for games, and our dedicated and creative lecturers have extensive experience as well as a large network of established industry contacts. This shows with the fact that our graduates have secured jobs at some of the world’s biggest games companies in prestigious studios; working on titles including Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, F1 and the LEGO franchise.

Our games design degree courses offer a broad study of games, with a specific emphasis on the technical, design and innovation aspects, rather than programming. We provide opportunities for you to participate in studio visits and field trips, as well as work experience with relevant studios. Furthermore, our well-equipped, dedicated games labs include high-spec PC hardware, HTC Vive VR systems, industry-standard software, as well as modern and vintage consoles!

Want to take a first-hand look at our campus? Come and visit us at our next available Open Day on June 18th. We would love to meet you!

Feel free to get in touch with our staff who would be happy to answer any of your questions. Give us a call at +44 (0)1204 900 60 or email us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk. To read more about our BSc (Hons) Games Design degree, click here.

Come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe.

*Complete University Guide 2022 - Northwest

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