Male student using the motion capture facilities in our Screen School. They are wearing a special suit with sensors that records their movements. They have their legs apart with one hand pressed against the floor whilst the other is resting on their knee.

Games Design Facilities

Games Design Facilities

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There are extensive dedicated areas, set up for the Games Design course. These focus on facilities games testing and development as well as opportunities for online gaming and research.

Introducing the Wolverhampton Screen School

Wolverhampton Screen School has state-of-the-art teaching facilities and equipment with the aim of boosting skills in the digital arts and media industries.

Students benefit from production space, an equipment media store, a video studio with movable partitions and a large multipurpose studio. There are also Mac labs, edit suites, staff offices and a production base room.

The industry standard facilities include a green-screen, three-camera TV studio with an adjoining production gallery. There is also a radio studio which reflects the layout of BBC local stations. News readers have access to a second bulletin studio and the technical kit and software that enable the replication of the workflows of national news journalists and the running orders of professional news programmes.

3D Tour

Click on the image above and take a tour around our Computer Games Design, please note the Mattertag hotspots (white circles) – these contain information about specific equipment.

Wolverhampton's First Ever Live Esports Event

The event saw the Le Mans Virtual Series kick off with the iconic circuit – Monza. Wolves GR Esports went toe-to-toe with racing giants including Red Bull Racing, BMW, Ferrari and Porsche in the four-hour endurance race.

The event was hosted at, and livestreamed from, the University of Wolverhampton’s Arena Theatre, with hundreds of sim-racing enthusiasts tuning in to see the action as well as a number of them making the trip to the theatre itself to experience it in person.

Facilities include

  • Computer labs equipped with both PC and Mac computers
  • Industry standard software includes: Adobe Master Collection, 3D Studio Max, Maya, Z-Brush, Unreal Development Kit, Blender, Director
  • A portable Motion Capture suite with access to a dedicated area for motion research
  • A sound-booth with full recording capabilities
Student working in the Computer Games Design computer lab
ceiling monitor in the motion capture studio
Student using the motion capture studio
tracking camera in the motion capture studio
Computer Games Design computer lab
Student working in the Computer Games Design computer lab
Close up of a ceiling camera in the motion capture studio
Ceiling light and camera rig in the motion capture studio
Student using the motion capture studio
Student using the motion capture studio
Student using the motion capture studio
sound recording facility in the screen school

In Addition

Wolverhampton Screen School is an ambitious epicentre for stimulating screen based culture, education, research and industrial development within the region and beyond.

Students have full access to a range of high-end audio and video recording facilities, alongside a specialist in-house digital printing service – the Print Support Hub.

Print Support Hub

The Print Support Hub is a technically supported, open access area. It offers all School of Art students a range of specialist printers that are capable of printing onto a vast array of different materials.


  • A3 Risograph printer
  • 2 medium format high-end Epson printers (A4, A3, A3+ and A2)
  • Large format thermal lithographic printer
  • Large Format Mimaki textile printer
  • Large Format Mimaki textile printer

The room also offers two large format scanners that will scan artwork up to A0 size.

Learn more about the Print Support Hub