Turn your passion for gaming into a long and successful career. Now a multi-billion-dollar industry, there are many gaming careers to choose from, both on the technical and creative sides of the field. If you have the commitment, skills and drive to immerse yourself in the world of video games, the possibilities are endless.


Brand new facilities

You will be studying in the very best of environments with outstanding resources. Bury College has invested in state-of-the-art facilities to meet industry specifications of gaming, digital design, and broadcasting.

Depending on your interests and talents, the below courses offered at Bury College may springboard your career in this exciting industry.


Esports (Electronic Sports) is competitive multiplayer gaming played for spectators. Esports teams typically compete in tournaments against amateur and professional opponents. Esports does include computer gaming, but it is so much more, and leads to many different positive futures.  You will study three key dimensions of esports: Digital Entertainment & Leisure, Entrepreneurship & Business Management and Health & Wellbeing.

This course will immerse you in an exciting and fast emerging industry that develops transferable skills in teamwork, business, leadership, finance, nutrition, coaching, marketing and entrepreneurship and support progression to higher education and employment.

You will train for mental agility, critical thinking, concentration, decision making, reaction times and dexterity. All the time underpinned by teamwork, friendship, an enjoyment of esports and the potential it holds.  All essential skills to prepare any esporter for a career globally.


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Games Design

The Games Design pathway within the Art, Design and Communication course is aimed at students who wish to develop their artistic talents within the ever-expanding game design industry. Learners will focus on a specialist area exploring 3D modelling, texture and lighting, illustration, concept art, level design, and UX and UI HUD creation.

You will be taught essential industry principles including character design, environmental design, asset creation and 2D indie game creation.

Why study Games Design?

The gaming industry is one of the fastest growing media industries world-wide and it is predicted that revenue in the video games sector is projected to reach £5,317 million in 2022.


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Computing Level 3

Computing Level 3 focusses on the game’s development aspect of the industry, a fundamental part of the gaming industry.  This includes programming, apps development, digital graphics and animation, and project management.

Why study Computing?

Enables you to solve complex, challenging problems

Offers great opportunities for true creativity and innovativeness

Provides many types of lucrative careers

Gives you an opportunity to work internationally regardless of where you are located

Future opportunities in computing are without boundaries


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