School of Creative Technologies

Bold

Inventive

Fresh

Learn from the experts in specialised studios

You’ll always be at the forefront of innovation with the University of Bolton’s Creative Technologies portfolio, which Eton University is delighted to present to you. From gaming to visual effects to make-up, you’ll find a dose of screen magic in these courses. Guest lecturers who have worked in the industry deliver inspiring lectures. Visiting Professor of Special Effects, Neill Gorton, has worked on such hits as Marvel’s ‘Thor’, TV show ‘Doctor Who’, and even disguised One Direction for a sketch in their 2013 concert film. You’ll learn practical skills that build on your talents, as well as delving into the theory behind your work. The new Creative Technologies Research Centre, plus other fantastic facilities like a special effects studio and a make-up room, give you the ideal space to express yourself. The University of Bolton was the UK’s first Red Hat Academy for Cloud Computing and Networks and Security, and is also a part of the Creative Industries Federation.


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Bachelors Degrees

Special Effects for Film and Television BDes (Hons)

Many students of this fantastic University of Bolton course end up scoring their first Special Effects job before they graduate, and it’s easy to see why. Number one in the North West of England for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2018), and in the top ten for student-teacher ratio (2018 Guardian University Guide), you’ll be nurtured every step of the way in professional-grade studios by tutors who’ve personally worked in the industry. Areas such as 2D and 3D modelling, prosthetic make-up, and prototyping are covered, giving you the complete skill set to bring scenes to life.

  • UCAS points: 104

  • Start date: 23/09/2019

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BDes (Hons)

  • UCAS code: W623

  • Duration: 3 years

Visual Effects for Film and Television BSc (Hons)

Mixing art and technology, visual effects are the difference between a greenscreen and a vast, intricate landscape. This course, developed with input from industry professionals, will guide you through the entire VFX lifecycle, from the first designs to the final outcome. Final year students receive direct feedback from professionals at major studios. You’ll graduate having had the opportunity to build connections, experience on industry-standard software, and with enough knowledge to be able to take a brief all the way through to completion.

  • UCAS points: 104

  • Start date: 23/09/2019 

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BSc (Hons)

  • UCAS code: W621

  • Duration: 3 years

Special Effects Modelmaking For Film And Television BDes (Hons)

While CGI has earned its place in the special effects canon, there is still a huge reliance on physical models when it comes to adding something extra to a production. Use your art skills to build a stimulating, exciting career in film and TV with this degree. With your own locker and bench space in the University of Bolton special effects studio, you’ll use professional-grade materials to construct models to fit briefs provided to you. They will also ensure you’re provided with knowledge about the film and TV industry more broadly, making you an expert in the field you plan to enter. Graduating with a showreel of all of the work you’ve completed, this qualification will open doors for you in a competitive yet creative industry.

  • UCAS points: 104

  • Start date: 23/09/2019 

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BDes (Hons)

  • UCAS code: W630

  • Duration: 3 years

Special Make-Up Effects For Film And TV BDes (Hons)

Transform your career while you transform appearances with this practical, artistic qualification. As well as how to use prosthetics to turn an actor into someone – or something – else, you’ll learn how to enhance those changes with the aid of computers. The industry-experienced staff will assess you using the same professional standards that would apply in the workplace, and guest lecturers will further develop your knowledge of the special effects field by sharing their expertise. Graduating with marketable and transferable skills, as well as connections with current workers, allow the University of Bolton to make over your future with this exciting degree. 

  • UCAS points: 104

  • Start date: 23/09/2019 

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BDes (Hons)

  • UCAS code: W610

  • Duration: 3 years

Games Design BSc (Hons)

There’s never been a more exciting time to get involved in the Gaming industry. This highly profitable sector gives you the chance to be creative in an area that you love – and make money doing it. The University of Boston was one of the first universities in the UK to offer games courses, so years of experience mean this course stands the test of time. You’ll learn how to design games in development, working with all the latest technology in a group to emulate the professional experience of being in the industry. Covering traditional, mobile, and virtual reality gaming, you’ll graduate equipped with a broad knowledge of all the key areas in this booming multimedia trade.

  • UCAS points: 104

  • Start date: 23/09/2019

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BSc (Hons)

  • UCAS code: G613

  • Duration: 3 years

Games Programming BSc (Hons)

The $119 billion gaming industry (Newzoo, April 2016) is where maths, physics, and entertainment meet. Whether you have your sights on an industry giant or an indie developer, this course will help you develop your pre-existing scientific and mathematical skills into a career in programming. You’ll be taught how to use C++ to create new games, working with students from the other Bolton games courses to bring fresh ideas to life. You may even find yourself beta-testing games before they hit the shops, giving you an inside look at exclusive new releases. Programming is a highly-desired skill in the modern world, with C++ knowledge being transferable into a variety of other tech-heavy fields, and with the experience of working in a dedicated games lab and being graded according to professional standards, you’ll be workplace-ready and highly desirable.

  • UCAS points: 104

  • Start date: 23/09/2019

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BSc (Hons)

  • UCAS code: G620

  • Duration: 3 years

Games Art BA (Hons)

 

Getting a career creating interactive art has never been easier with this multidimensional course from the University of Bolton. You’ll use top-spec equipment and software, including Wacom Cintiq drawing screens, Wacom Intuos graphics tablets, along with Pixologic Zbrush and Substance Painter/Designer, meaning you’ll have total confidence in your technical abilities before you even hit the job market. Working with students from the other courses, you’ll put together a demo for the final year show, while also curating your own portfolio and show reel to demonstrate your skills. Guest lecturers offer a chance for networking, while Bolton’s thriving Games department will allow you to mix with the professionals of the future.

  • UCAS points: 104

  • Start date: 23/09/2019

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BA (Hons)

  • UCAS code: GH46

  • Duration: 3 years

Computing BSc (Hons)

If you want a broad, flexible qualification packed full of transferable skills, the Computing BSc is a gateway to a huge range of jobs in technology. A varied range of modules will give you a grounding in subjects as diverse as ethical hacking and database design, while weekly lab sessions ensure you’re up to date on the latest equipment. Plus, you can work on your projects remotely, using your own devices to perfect your course- and classwork. Guest lectures and industry contacts add to your employability, while Bolton will ensure your portfolio accurately portrays the breadth of the skills you’ve developed.

  • UCAS points: 96

  • Start date: 23/09/2019

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BSc (Hons)

  • UCAS code: G400

  • Duration: 3 years

Computer Networks and Security BSc (Hons)

Network and security managers are the most important line of defence for modern-day businesses and organisations. Internet espionage is rife, and this course will give you the valuable, marketable skills to help companies stay safe. You’ll learn how to manage and control computer networks, how to protect data, and the best ways to keep up to date with new, innovative threats. The University of Bolton also offers the chance to earn Cisco certification to CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) standard (there is a fee to sit the Cisco exam), and also features training towards RedHat Linux qualifications. 

  • UCAS points:104

  • Start date: 23/09/2019

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BSc (Hons)

  • UCAS code: G480

  • Duration: 3 years

Computing (Data Analyst) BSc (Hons)

Mixing technical skills with a broader knowledge of statistics, marketing, and more, being a Data Analyst means making sense of things that others can’t. On this degree you’ll study the best ways to collect and interpret data using computer techniques, with modules that cover database application development, data structure and algorithms, and other key areas that employers will look for. You’ll benefit from the department’s industry contacts, nurturing an in-demand skillset. In your coursework you’ll work from real briefs, giving you the perfect chance to put your academic knowledge into practice.

  • UCAS points: 96

  • Start date: 21/09/2020

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BSc (Hons)

  • UCAS code:

  • Duration: 3 years

Computing (Application Development) BSc (Hons)

Apps are a vital part of Web 2.0 – accessible, dynamic, and inventive. Learn how to create and maintain applications, whether they’re designed for mobile phones or desktop computer, on this vibrant course run by an experienced faculty. You’ll be taught how to design and program apps, and the skills needed to keep them up-to-date in a fast-changing world. No matter whether you see yourself as an app entrepreneur or working for a worldwide company, modules such as Secure Application Development and Objective Orientated Programming will give you the edge in an industry always looking for the next big thing.

  • UCAS points: 96

  • Start date: 21/09/2020

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BSc (Hons)

  • UCAS code:

  • Duration: 3 years

Computing (Cybersecurity) BSc (Hons)

The new frontier of espionage and theft is virtual. Be on the front line of this next-generation warfare with a Cybersecurity degree. Major companies are constantly in danger of data breaches and hacking, and this qualification has been designed to meet the needs of modern businesses as they combat invisible threats. You will learn how to design and create your own security tools, understand how to counter any attacks, and the best strategies to tackle multiple kinds of hazards. Bolton’s IT facilities come stocked with professional equipment for you to work on, meaning you’ll be industry-ready with some of the most in-demand skills on the market.

  • UCAS points: 96

  • Start date: 21/09/2020

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BSc (Hons)

  • UCAS code:

  • Duration: 3 years

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

Now is the right time to get into the Software Engineering industry. With fantastic pay and a market that favours employees over employers, you’ll be learning a skill that will bring you into a booming global industry. The University of Bolton’s Software Engineering degree will bring you up to speed in all the latest developments, ensuring you’re trained in the most recent technology to bring software to life. The skilled, experienced staff will also cover topics such as the lifecycle of software systems, software design, systems analysis, programming, database specification and design, and system security. Readying you for an exciting and profitable career, this qualification is as fascinating as it is invaluable. 

  • UCAS points: 104

  • Start date: 23/09/2019

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: BEng (Hons)

  • UCAS code: G470

  • Duration: 3 years

Masters Degrees

Games Development MA

This project-based Masters qualification takes you further. In fact, it will take you into the Credits section of a published game, with a guarantee that students will graduate with at least one credit on a published game. You’ll have an immersive industry experience, working with other students and faculty to create games using the University of Bolton’s array of technical equipment. Altogether, the Games Development staff have over 70 credits on published games and know how to boost your knowledge on not just the technical side of the business, but also business planning, client negotiation, pitching for projects, responding to project briefs, intellectual property licencing and marketing campaign planning.

  • Eligibility: a 2:2 or above undergraduate degree in a related subject; a portfolio may be required; IELTS 6.0

  • Start date: 23/09/2019

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: MA

  • Duration: 1 year

Cloud and Network Security MSc

Whether you’re a current IT professional or are coming straight from your undergraduate degree, this qualification allows you to gain advanced knowledge of an evolving field. You’ll study the security procedures behind modern cloud-based systems, as well as the more traditional computer networks. With modules such as Advanced Cloud Penetration Testing and Forensics and Global Infrastructure, your studies will be enhanced by free or heavily discounted equipment from Fedora, Centos and Microsoft.

  • Eligibility: UK honours degree (or equivalent); relevant work experience may be accepted; a portfolio of work

  • Start date: 23/09/2019 

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: MSc

  • Duration: 1 year

Software Engineering MSc

Designed in partnership with industry partners, this qualification will take your existing knowledge and go further into the methodology, techniques, and processes behind the development of software. The experienced faculty will ensure you’re primed to keep up with the constantly-changing nature of working in computers. As well as the practical side of this Masters degree, you’ll delve into academia with essays that potentially ready you for continuing your studies. On graduation you’ll find yourself prepared for a complex and fulfilling role in the Software industry.

  • Eligibility: 2:2 or above UK honours degree (or equivalent); relevant work experience may be accepted; a portfolio of work

  • Start date: 23/09/2019 

  • Location: The University of Bolton

  • Award: MSc

  • Duration: 1 year

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