University of Bolton

Deane Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5AB, United Kingdom

Games Art

Seeking to turn your artistic vision into breathtaking game environments and striking characters? Our Games Art degree offers highly practical tuition designed to develop your skills in digital asset creation for games development, focusing on 3D modelling, texturing and lighting so you can learn to create artwork for the latest AAA games. There are over 2000 active games companies in the UK, with over 80 in the Manchester area alone*. Our Games Art degree was designed after consultation with industry experts from a number of these companies and aims to prepare you for a career creating interactive worlds and charismatic characters for the games and digital media industries. Taking an intensely practical approach that is designed to mimic the working environment found in the games industry, we’ll work to develop your understanding of the creative and technical possibilities of games art. Our studio-based course will guide you from the basics of digital art, through character and environment modelling, texturing, lighting, level design and concept art, to the latest technologies in traditional, mobile and virtual reality game art. We share your passion for games and offer a supportive atmosphere where you can show your work and respond to critiques, which may come from staff, your peers or guest experts from industry. These sessions help you learn to develop your ideas with input from colleagues, offer constructive criticism to others, and improve your presentation and communication skills ready for a career in this ever-growing industry. *Ukie, October 2016, UK Games Map - http://ukie.org.uk/research/

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Part-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Part-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,250
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,250