University of Bolton

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

Games Design with Foundation

The UK games industry was worth approximately £3.8 billion in 2016, with over 31 million people playing games in the UK*. If you are seeking a career in a strong sector of the economy, then games is an excellent choice. The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of computing, including programming, computer networks and computers in society. It is designed to prepare you for degree level study. After the foundation year our Games Design course offers a broad study of games, with an emphasis on the technical, design and innovation aspects, rather than programming. Key topics include content production, games and level design as well as platforms and technologies. Our dedicated games team will work to help you develop skills and knowledge in games analysis, usability and playability testing, games production and the business of computer games. Team-based projects involving regular critique sessions are designed to help you develop the high-level of team working and communication skills that are vital in the games industry. Our intensely practical, hands-on approach aims to encourage and support you to develop a high-quality portfolio of work ready to demonstrate your skills and creative flair to potential employers. *Newzoo, August 2016 (

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £9,000