School of Creative Technologies

Welcome to the School of Creative Technologies

Welcome to the School of Creative Technologies

Working at the cutting-edge of creative technology, the University of Bolton has always been at the forefront of all the dynamic subjects under this discipline. The School of Creative Technologies was one of the first in the UK to offer dedicated courses such as Film FX, computing, software engineering, and games. Our innovative courses are designed by experienced teaching staff that have strong professional links with the best in the industry, preparing you to take your place in this blockbuster economic sector.


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Games

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Film FX

School of Creative Technologies

The School of Creative Technologies brings together Film FX, Computing, Software Engineering, and Games. Working at the cutting-edge of the UK’s fastest growing sector, we’ve always been at the forefront of these exciting fields. In fact, the University of Bolton was one of the first UK universities to offer dedicated courses in Games and Film FX. Our teaching staff have strong professional backgrounds, and use this experience to develop industry-ready courses, supported by a huge range of additional opportunities such as work placements, live projects, and a programme of high-profile guest speakers. With links to blue-chip software developers, AAA games studios, award-winning Film FX studios and BAFTA-nominated designers in the UK, Europe and beyond, we are dedicated to offering industry-focused courses that prepare graduates to take their place in this blockbuster economic sector.

Testimonials

Neil Gorton

Millennium FX |

"The Special Effects for Film and TV degree course is second to none. More and more I’m seeing Bolton graduates securing jobs in the film and television industries and that’s entirely down to the quality of the education, the facilities and the guidance they get from Bolton."

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Arthur Parsons

Head of Design at TT Games and LEGO Video Games Designer |

"The incredible new game development facilities at the University of Bolton combined with the hugely talented and experienced teaching staff really should make Bolton an essential choice for anyone aspiring to study video game development."

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Simon Wiggins

Head of School of Creative Technologies |

"With excellent industry links, courses developed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to succeed. The School of Creative Technologies offers you the opportunity to become part of an exciting growing area of the creative industries sector."

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Gareth Weston

Computing | 2016

"As a mature student, leaving my job to pursue a new career path was a big step but the university made me feel at home, helped to develop my technical and academic skills and equipped me with the graduate attributes to fulfil my dreams. I now work as a Drupal developer for CTI Digital."

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