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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.
The Centre for Games Development at the university offers courses from these three disciplines:
In addition to the above we also offer a Masters qualification in Games Development for students who already have a relevant undergraduate degree.
Both our undergraduate and postgraduate gaming courses are professionally developed to help you specialise and focus on your preferred discipline. All of them have the following essential features:
As a student focused University, our smaller class sizes will allow you to build stronger relationships with staff and receive more individual support. Our creative environment enables you to work alongside like-minded students, who share your gaming passion.
There are a variety of job roles within the gaming industry which can be taken up after studying our gaming courses. Our games graduates have secured jobs at some of the world’s best games companies, working on titles such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption 2, F1 and the LEGO franchise.
If you have any more questions about studying at the University of Bolton, our award-winning student services team are here to put your mind at ease about any queries related to accommodation, finance, funding, health and wellbeing, disability support, or anything else you may need.