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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

BSc (Hons) Games Design
Part-time
Mode of study
54 months
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

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

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

University of Bolton

MA Games Development
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
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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Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Games

11 Aug 21

Study a games degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

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The thriving gaming industry and you

10 Aug 21

Video games have played a huge part in society for decades. The ‘gamer’ stereotype previously belonged to a few, but as the gaming industry has developed, so has its audience.Now, it is estimated that 2.2 billion people play v...

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What can I do with a Games degree?

23 Jul 21

The Gaming industry has been growing rapidly over the last few decades. It has become a norm within society that people play games in their home, from apps to consoles to PCs, more people than ever are gaming; in fact, 2.8 billion people...

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Doris Self - The World’s Oldest Video Game Champion

23 Jul 21

When we think of video games, we imagine a bunch of teenagers playing their console from the moment they get home from school before they're inevitably called down for dinner. Yet, the world of gaming stretches far beyond the younger gen...

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Get Inspired Study BA Games Art

22 Jul 21

If you have a love for games and want to focus your career on a rapidly growing industry, then the University of Bolton has the perfect course for you, a BA Games Art degree. Study in a positive and supportive environment, where our awar...

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How to Get a Job in the Gaming Industry (UK)

16 Jul 21

Game art design allows you to turn imagination and ideas into epic characters, and artists often enjoy amazing job satisfaction. But how hard is it to get your foot in the door of this industry?

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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