Taught course

Game Design

Institution
University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 degree or equivalent within an area relevant to the field of Game Design (Game Arts and Design or Digital Media Design, etc.). Graduates from other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis. We will consider students below 2:1 if they can demonstrate a strong academic portfolio or a record of professional experience.

Candidates are interviewed before an offer is made.

Applicants are not required to share a portfolio with us, however, doing so may allow us to guarantee you a place or consider applications that do not meet the normal academic requirements. A portfolio could include your 2D drawings, paintings, designs or animations, 3D models, game levels or mods, or examples of your coding such as programs, games or apps you have made.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Take your skills to the next level with MA Game Design. Refine 3D modelling, 2D art and animation skills, level design and gameplay coding. Games industry experts will guide you through aspects of game design and development, game theory, and industrial contexts. You will develop your portfolio, and in the final module, work as a team to produce and ship a fully-fledged game.

MA Game Design provides an explorative insight into creating videogames. Not only will students hone the craft of developing their own videogames, but also learn more about the dynamic medium itself. Combining practice and theory to result in a balanced approach to foster imaginative and creative experiences.

Key features:

  • MA Game Design blends the enterprise incubation unit, academic study and creative lab. Emphasis placed upon critical reflection, experimentation and collaboration, combined with real-world training.
  • A vibrant interdisciplinary research community with opportunities to work with tutors who are specialists in a wide variety of games and digital media disciplines.
  • First class resources and facilities such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality, animation, digital suites,3D printing, laser cutting.
  • The opportunity to take part in field study trips locally, nationally and abroad, such as the EGX Rezzed and London Games Festival; Pictoplasma Character Design; and Animation Festival, Berlin.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required for overseas students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk