University of Bolton

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

Games Programming with Foundation

Offering a broad education in games programming, design, development and technology, our BSc (Hons) Games Programming with Foundation degree emphasises the technical aspects of game production. We’ll introduce you to many aspects of computing in the foundation year including programming using Python, Wiring or a similar language. We assume no prior knowledge of programming but a good knowledge of mathematics, especially algebra, will help you succeed. We’ll also explore how to take a logical approach to problem solving and the fundamentals of research, as part of your preparation for degree level study. We aim for you to become a skilled programmer and you’ll use C++, the principal programming language in the games industry, after the foundation year. We’ll guide and support you throughout your studies to help you master object orientated programming and design techniques, and learn about advanced programming data structures and algorithms for game development. Games and interactive applications are becoming more cinematic in look and feel so we teach maths and physics in a very practical way to help you learn to create 2D and 3D environments where behaviour and movement looks realistic. You’ll also have opportunities to gain experience of multi-platform programming and artificial intelligence techniques used in the development of efficient and robust games.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £11,250