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MSc in Visualisation (Serious Games and Virtual Reality)

Course Description

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)

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.

Visit the MSc in Visualisation (Serious Games and Virtual Reality) page on the Glasgow School of Art website for more details!

Student Profiles

Scottish Funding Council - No. of awards TBC

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)

Full Fees


Available to Scottish and EU students

Application Procedure

Please contact us for information on these funded places. Contact: 0044 141 566 1478
Email: [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

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.

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