University of Bradford

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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At Bradford, you’ll learn how to generate and develop ideas and adopt a creative approach to your game development. All of our courses in Games, Animation and Virtual Reality will develop your experience and understanding in a range of creative, technical and practical modules including using industry-standard software (Unity, Unreal, Maya) and developing critical thinking and cultural theory. Our programs offer an optional placement year in the industry, where you’ll learn personal and professional skills that will enable you to build contacts and secure the experience you need. You’ll develop crucial thinking skills that will help you to produce work of the highest standard and foster the technical know-how to be a leading professional in this fast-growing and competitive field.

Our Facilities

“I have developed my creative skills by practicing with the University’s industry-standard software” – Ntando Ndhlukula, BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects. Our students have access to our state-of-the-art equipment and production facilities which include:

  • 16-camera Vicon optical motion capture system
  • animation labs with state-of-the-art workstations and the latest industry-standard software such as Maya, ZBrush, Houdini and Nuke
  • stop-motion lab with Dragonframe software
  • dedicated Chroma Key Studio
  • drawing studio
  • render farm
  • extensive range of cameras, including 4 and 6k cinema cameras and ENG cameras
  • audio recording studio and professional editing systems

Equipment is free for students to use and small budgets are provided for project work. All course books, journals and online resources are provided in the library. “I chose the University of Bradford because their course has a very all-rounded approach… it doesn’t box you into one specialty” – Ceres, BA (Hons) Graphics for Games.

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  • BSc Animation (Hons)
  • BSc Game Design and Development (Hons)
  • BA Graphics for Games (Hons)
  • BSc Virtual and Augmented Reality (Hons)


  • Video Games and Esports Society
  • Tabletop Gaming Society
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