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Game Development (Design) MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Computer Games Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, and we are an educational partner of Sony Interactive Entertainment through PlayStation First. We are also an active member of TIGA, the games industry's representative body. This course has been designed to utilize the best digital media expertise and resources from across the University, and will prepare you for employment in the digital media industry, where teams of specialists work together to develop and author innovative digital media projects. This course, one of a suite of digital media courses, enables you to study professional digital media practice in a micro studio environment with a focus on the design skills necessary for the field of games development. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work as a games designer to develop your specialist skills while working as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme. You will design and create computer games, alone and in teams, using industry-standard production management tools and techniques that stimulate a professional environment of collaboration to deliver a product on time. You will also develop vertical-slice prototypes using new technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, and will learn how to present yourself to potential employers through your professional presence and portfolio.

Different course options

Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-20

Modules

This flexible module gives each student a chance to develop their unique interpretation of professional practice that captures their specific interests or niche within their course field. It includes Possible specialisms for User Experience Design include: information architecture, web prototyping (Javascript, HTML, CSS etc), mobile-user testing, remote user research, visual design, interaction design, content strategy, service design, branded Ux and information design.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree in humanities, art and design, multimedia, media production or the academic equivalent. All students must be able to demonstrate, either through qualifications or portfolio of works a solid understanding of digital media. Exceptionally students may have no first degree but more than five years working in the field and/or a portfolio of works. In this case, there must be strong evidence that the student has the motivation to complete the course and the ability to work at this level. Experience in digital media or the games industry is particularly valuable.

University information

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