Games Design*

MA

2018 entry

Our MA Games Design course allows you to apply your skill and creativity within the growing computer games industry and beyond. We’ll encourage you to develop your creative and entrepreneurial attitude, whilst looking to challenge convention and inform the future of gaming.

Have a question? Just ask us

Length of study:

One year full-time

Starts:

September 2018

Campus:

UCA Farnham

Course overview:

Our dedicated computer games facilities include studios of high-end PCs with games systems and interactivity software (including XNA, Unity and Unreal 3D Editor), CGI Autodesk Entertainment suite (with Maya, 3D Studio Max, Motionbuilder and Mudbox), Adobe Master Collection, ZBrush, Andriod tablet development kits, Oculus Rift 2 development kits, a sound production studio with Pro Tools, and film and animation facilities, including production cameras, workshops and digital editing studios.

The course has dedicated access to iOS and Android development kits, as well as access to shared resources including 3D workshops, laser-cutting and rapid prototyping, as well as photography and printmaking.

The computer games industry is growing at a record pace – according to TIGA, The UK video games industry contributed £1.11 billion to the UK economy in 2014, up from £1.01bn in 2013. The number of UK games companies is growing at 22% per annum.

The South East of England holds approximately 48% of the UK games industry. At UCA Farnham, we’re right in the heart of the south east, only 20 minutes away from Guildford “the Hollywood of computer games”, and just 55 minutes from London Waterloo, through which the capital’s games and technology start-ups can be accessed.

*This course is subject to validation.

Course content - 2018 entry

You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first term includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages

  • Thinking, Prototyping and Practice

    Detailed module information will be available shortly

  • Audiences and Experiences

    Detailed module information will be available shortly

During term two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages

  • Real and Virtual Worlds

    Detailed module information will be available shortly

In the third term of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages

  • Self-Initiated Project Development

    Detailed module information will be available shortly

  • Realisation and Dissemination

    Detailed module information will be available shortly

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages

Course leader

International study

Find out more about studying in the UK, or studying part of your course abroad at one of our partner institutions (study abroad option not available on all courses).

How to apply - 2018 entry

I am a UK or EU citizen ...

I am not a UK or EU citizen ...

Entry requirements - 2018 entry:

Entry requirements

  • A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline

and/or

  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who present a degree with a lower classification, but can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

Your portfolio

For this course, we'll require an online portfolio for assessment. Further information on how to compile a portfolio and the process for submission of your work will be provided on the Applicant Portal.

Fees & finance

Uncover all the costs involved, as well as the grants, loans and other financial support you may be entitled to.

Student regulations

Find out more about the operation of our courses, student conduct, assessments and examinations.

Get in touch

My Courses

Close

Course level

Course title

-->