Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Computer Games Art and Design

This MA responds to the pressing need for a high quality postgraduate degree serving the computer games and entertainment industries. The emphasis is on games design, art and animation, and will also develop the fundamentals of computer programming, entrepreneurship/business, and your own practice. You will also be able to work with industry partners. This MA will produce graduates who are well-positioned to have a career in this exciting worldwide industry, meeting the strong demand for graduate computer games designers and artists in the UK and abroad. The programme is delivered by a mix of professionals from the games and effects industries and from the research world.

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject or equivalent. You might also be considered if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. In some instances we may ask to see a portfolio of your work. If English isn't your first language, you'll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0).

Course modules

Introduction to Programming; Physical Computing: Arduino and Related Technologies; Business and Practice; Introduction to Modelling and Animation; Advanced Modelling and Animation; History of Computer Games; Art and Animation; Games Design and Games Analytics. You will also study: Industry Placement or Research Project and Dissertation along with Industry Seminars Series with leading speakers from the games and entertainment industry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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