Taught course

Games Enterprise

Institution
University of South Wales · University of South Wales
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a related field and/or substantial professional experience in a related field. You will be expected to have some experience of design, development and production processes, such as asset production, level design, programming or enterprise/production activity. You will be interviewed and expected to bring along a portfolio of work. Equivalent accredited international qualifications are acceptable. International students need to supply a CD or DVD of their work, or a link to their personal website, to evidence their ability. Commitment to study will be considered. Where possible, video-conferencing, Skype or other communication will be used to contact you. English requirements In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component. However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. IIf your country is not featured please contact us. International Students will be expected to have English to IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. For students not at this level, a range of intensive English courses recognised by UKBA are available at USW. These must be completed prior to entry on the Award. More Information on our intensive English courses is available at our Centre for International English web pages.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About

The MA Games Enterprise is an innovative course that will give you the opportunity to develop design, production and enterprise skills. It builds upon the existing successful teaching at undergraduate degree level within this subject area that has produced award-winning game developers, SMEs, artists and designers.

The Games Enterprise course is aimed at those who wish to expand their existing skills and develop their practice within an environment that functions as a small development company, but who also wishes to tailor their learning to their own specialism. Using proven industry simulation techniques and collaborative practices, this course emulates team-based activity as used within the industry. As part of the gaming course you will develop a game project that has robust documentation, detailed business strategy and, of course, a game to be proud of.

What you will study

Each module will use industry standard project management software, such as Trello, Github and BaseCamp where appropriate, which will also facilitate the capturing of developmental evidence for development and research journals.

Selection of modules include:

  • Design and Aesthetics
  • Technology and Engine
  • Contexts and Market
  • Playtesting, Prototyping and Evaluation
  • Major Project
Common Modules

You can choose to study one of the following three, 20 credit common modules. Each of these has a different focus, enabling you to select the module that will be most beneficial to you.

Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship...

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Facilities

Our purpose built ATRiuM Building at our Cardiff Campus features state-of-the-art facilities for audio and video production and editing, graphic design, studio recording and more. The building is an engine room for the next generation of media practitioners and thinkers.

Location

This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus

Information for international students

In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component. Please visit the country specific page on our international website, http://international.southwales.ac.uk/ for exact details.

Fees and funding

UK students
See: http://money.southwales.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/tuition-fees/full-time/
International students
£12,600

Please visit http://www.southwales.ac.uk/money/ for further information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries & Admissions
Email
enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Phone
03455 76 77 78
Fax
+44 (0)1443 654050