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Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Computer Games Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MA Games Design covers both advanced theoretical and practical strands ensuring you are fully literate in areas such as complex gameplay design, project management, advanced mission design, gameplay implementation and the utilization of advanced technologies such as Virtual Reality. You develop key transferable skills such as advanced presentation skills and are encouraged to creatively experiment with ways of conveying concepts and information.

The first semester enables you to use advanced research methods in relation to game design, allowing you to pursue a career in games research or to prepare for advanced study in MPhil or Doctorate programmes. You gain advanced practical skills required for complex mission design and implementation, as well as the ability to create advanced gameplay scenarios and professional design documents. The second semester enables you to tackle complex game development scenarios and apply advanced game management techniques, ensuring projects are organized in a professional manner from pre-production, through production, delivery and project closure. You also have an opportunity to develop – in interdisciplinary teams – a small prototype using a contemporary game engine and a prototype utilizing advanced virtual reality technologies in a fully equipped VR studio.

The final semester involves the master’s project and dissertation. This is a large 60 credit module where you can design and develop a large project based on research. It has been designed to allow you to further develop and display the advanced skills and knowledge you have acquired over the programme.

Career opportunities:

We prepare you for a career in industry. In addition to your taught classes, we create opportunities for you to meet and network with our industry partners through events such as our Expo Series, which showcases student work to industry. ExpoTees is the pinnacle of the Expo Series with over 100 businesses from across the UK coming to the campus to meet our exceptional students, with a view to recruitment.

Different course options

Full time | Teesside University | 16 months | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

16 months

Start date

JAN-20

Modules

This module aims to discuss advanced concepts and theories involved in game mechanics design and implementation. The pre-production stages of game design will be examined with a strong focus on game mechanics and their role in designing an engaging and immersive gaming experience.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a first degree in related discipline (2.2 minimum) or relevant experience or equivalent qualifications.

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £270m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more

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