Games are huge business nowadays and the technology behind today's games is being implemented in other industries beyond entertainment. Serious games are games with purposes beyond just providing entertainment. Examples include, but are not limited to, edutainment, health games, and games for policy and social change.
The serious games field has huge potential for growth, particularly in the realm of education. In fact, according to Ambient Insight, the U.S. game‐based learning market reached $231.6 million in 2010, and the combined five‐year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for content, services, and tools is 12.3% and revenues will reach $413.2 million by 2015.
The academic sector is now responding to the growing global demand for Masters programmes in this area. Based on our expertise in 3D modeling and animation, motion capture technology, research activities of key members of academic staff in serious games, and the market demand of serious games, we developed the
MSc in Visualisation (Serious Games)
programme. This award will be appealing to students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds ranging from computer science, life sciences, to business studies, education, social science and media studies, the course will allow them to develop industry appropriate skills for the 21st century knowledge economy, developing a unique portfolio of work and hands on experience.
The programme is delivered via a series of taught lectures, tutorials, set and elective projects, and self‐directed learning. Students will be expected to engage in a high level of self‐directed learning, research and independent critical reflection, as well as participating in the taught elements of the course of study.
Although just one intake per year in September, students can attend this programme on a part-time basis. A number of Scottish Funding Council Fee Waivers are available for this programme.
Digital Design Studio have been awarded a number of fully-funded places for our Masters programmes which are available to Scottish and EU students for session beginning September 2015. These places will cover all fees and are available for Scottish and EU students only. The deadline for application for these funded places is 15 May 2015.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Available to Scottish and EU students
Please contact us for information on these funded places. Contact: 0044 141 566 1478 Email: [email protected]
BSc Honours degree in a related discipline or equivalent professionalpractice. High calibre graduates from other disciplines may be consideredif they are able to demonstrate an interest and ability in the field.
Recipient: Glasgow School of Art
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