Taught course

Game Development (Design)

Institution
Kingston University · Computing and Information Systems
Qualifications
MScMSc with Placement

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good honours degree in humanities, art and design, multimedia, media production or the academic equivalent.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate, either through qualifications or portfolio of works a solid understanding of digital media.

Exceptionally applicants may have no first degree but more than five years working in the field and/or a portfolio of works. In this case, there must be strong evidence that the applicant has the motivation to complete the course and the ability to work at this level. Experience in digital media or the games industry is particularly valuable.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course, one of a suite of digital media courses, enables you to study professional digital media practice in a microstudio environment with a focus on the design skills necessary for the field of games development. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work as a games designer to develop your specialist skills while working as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme.

  • This course has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, which includes representatives from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, DreamWorks and Samsung Design Europe. We are also an active member of TIGA, the games industry's representative body, and the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA).
  • This course has been designed to utilise the best digital media expertise and resources from across the University, and will prepare you for employment in the digital media industry, where teams of specialists work together to develop and author innovative digital media projects.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MSc with Placement

full time
24 months

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