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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

MA Games Development
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

Welcome to Games

Are you passionate about games and want to learn the creative and technical aspects of designing and building awesome games?

Then look no further than the Centre for Games Development at the University of Bolton! Being one of the first universities to introduce dedicated gaming courses in the UK, we have exceptional connections with the games industry in the UK including Rockstar Games, Codemasters, Travellers’ Tales and Cloud Imperium Games.

Our new £13 million facility opened in 2017, which includes the Centre for Games Development. We have seven bespoke development studios, which include a 30-seat Cintiq studio and an open-access virtual reality suite. Our state-of-the-art studios and highly experienced and passionate teaching staff, many of whom have worked in game development, provide our students with an in-depth and supportive learning experience.

You could create the next best-selling game, thanks to our specialised degree courses which will help you gain the skills needed to create art assets, develop gameplay and levels or programme systems.


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3 Games to Boost Your Coding Skills

30 Nov 22

Learning to create and publish your own digital games, either at home or on a degree course like the University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Games Programming

3D Development Techniques for Digital Artists in Gaming

07 Nov 22

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Learn How to Create the Next Top-Selling Game!

02 Aug 22

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Super Mario Bro’s – A Game Design Masterclass

05 May 22

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...

The Rise of Elderly Gaming

13 Apr 22

Gaming, once seen as a hobby of the elderly, has faced a rather interesting change in recent years. In its

Why Do a Master's Degree in Games Development?

02 Mar 22

Are you a third-year student doing your games programming, games art, or games design degree? If you’ve been thinking about what you’re going to do next, the University of Bolton’s MA Game Development course could be a fantastic in...

Testimonials

Michael Reeve

Games Design | 2018

"A recent games event changed my perspective and ideas on what I want to do and be within the industry. I feel that my skills and overall outlook have improved significantly as a result. It's been one of the highlights of my time at university so far.

Being given the chance to speak to, and network with a variety of industry professionals as well as other students helped me understand and clarify what I should be. Their experience and outlook has not only got me to figure out my next few steps, but gave me potential contacts as well. I feel a lot more prepared for what comes after uni, more so than ever before."

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Shariqua Wahid

Designer and QA at d3t | 2016

"Having previously studied a Games Design degree at the University of Bolton, I was honoured to return to give a talk to the Games Development students. The industry-experienced lecturers make the University of Bolton the perfect place to study where they can teach students the skills they themselves have gained from working in professional games studios. The university also has a new Games Development building with a dedicated VR room, Cintiq rooms as well as each room being kitted out with top spec PCs. I would highly recommend the Games courses as many graduates are now hired in studios in the UK and internationally."

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Mark Wherrett

Senior Designer, Clever Beans |

"I was blown away by the quality of resources available to the students and I know quite a few professional teams would love to have a studio this accommodating. It's evidence of the department's dedication to building a professional learning environment using their valuable experience of the working environment ahead. My visit was a great chance to give something back to a welcoming crowd of minds and a reminder of how far the industry has come since my University years. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and look forward to collaborating with everyone again. I wish you all the best with the future."

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Sunjay Dayalji

Lead VFX Artist at Rare Ltd |

"The new facilities at the University of Bolton are exceptional, and aspiring game developers should seriously consider the university as their number one choice. The hands-on approach by the extremely experienced lecturers allows for an engaging learning experience, and it is clear to see why so many of their graduates are already employed in the industry."

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