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MA Games Design

Course Description

This course is aimed at creative graduates who want to develop the skills to work in the exciting area of games design. On this course you develop specialist skills to produce real-time game art with the latest 3D software used by industry. Areas include 3D modelling, asset design for props, environments and characters. The course is designed to allow you to specialise in the area of games design that is the most interest to you.

You focus on art and design fundamentals to underpin your 3D game designs as well as engaging with theory to develop your awareness of game mechanics and what makes games fun. These skills can be applied through game development projects undertaken in small teams with ‘Games Software Development’ students. You work in an ‘industry simulation’ style environment to produce game prototypes which could be released through our commercial studio ‘Steel Minions’. This gives you the opportunity to experience commercial team development practices in preparation for entering the industry.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/ma-games-design

Course structure

Full time - 1 year. Part time - 2 years. Starts September.

Examples of the type of modules you can study:
-3D fundamentals
-Observational drawing
-Asset creation
-Game development practice

Assessment: coursework.

Other admission requirements

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Visit the MA Games Design page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Typically you need a second class honours degree or above in a: traditional art or design; digital art; digital media; games design; multimedia or a related subject. We expect you to be artistic and motivated to produce high quality game art. You must also demonstrate that you have an appropriate level of skill in art or design by presenting previous work, show-reels or portfolios. See course description for further admission details.

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