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Masters degrees in Games allow postgraduates to specialise in the study of modern computer entertainment systems and the design techniques behind computerised and digital gaming.
Courses range from taught MA and MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Computer Science or Design Technology.
Depending on your interests, a Masters in Games can either be more design focused, or more computer science based. MA courses are typically more artistic or creative, while MSc courses offer more practical training in computing technology and gaming software.
There is however a lot of crossover with these courses, and training covers game creation and development from inception to delivery. This includes methods in 2D and 3D design, character creation, storytelling, CGI (computer-generated imagery) and animation, computing systems, sound recording, clipping and mixing.
User-centred development is a key component on all courses, with gaming formats including videogames, virtual reality, and mobile technology such as apps being explored. Consideration is also given to gaming ethics, financial management and business strategies.
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By studying this Masters, you’ll be well placed to join one of the most performance-driven applications of computer science – the multi-billion pound global games industry.
Channel your creativity and join a multi-skilled team to develop the next generation of video games. On our arts-based MA, you’ll join the vibrant games and technology community based here in Cambridge that includes ARM, Frontier Developments, Jagex and Ninja Theory.
A ground-breaking MA in Games Design and Development. The course combines input and tuition from leading games industry experts in design, art, production and audio with NFTS expertise in disciplines including screenwriting, animation, sound design and composition, to pioneer unique and innovative games.
Take your computer game development skills to the next level. Study, plan, produce and test games in our specialist studios. Working alongside students from our Computer Games Development Art course, you’ll gain experience in multi-disciplinary working and create an advanced portfolio.
Serious games and virtual reality represent a large, and actively growing, industry – the application of modern games technology in a wide range of areas around medicine, training, education, security and beyond.
MSc Games Development and Design is designed to build on students’ existing computer programming skills to provide the knowledge and skills to develop contemporary video games, using a variety of advanced tools and platforms, such as virtual reality.
Meeting industry demand for games designers with a combination of creative flair and technical skill, this degree offers the opportunity to develop, innovate and explore your own games design ideas while gaining essential professional skills.
This MSc is aimed at students with a passion for computer games and a strong interest in programming. It is designed to develop your career in the games industry.
Computer games are expected to reach a global revenue of $111bn in 2015; yet over half of the UK’s video games employers reported a lack of suitably-skilled graduates in 2011.
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