Taught course

Games Design

Institution
University of the Arts London - London College of Communication · Faculty of Design
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

An applicant will normally be considered for admission if they have achieved an educational level equivalent to an honours degree in either games design, animation, illustration, visual communication or graphic design or closely related subject, and present a portfolio of image-led work and project proposal.

Entry onto the course also requires that you have some experience of coding. This maybe HTML/CSS/JavaScript or others such as actionscript, Java, C++ etc. Your level of experience can be quite low, as we will upskill applicants where needed, but you need to be comfortable with learning code and understand key concepts such as 'for loops' and 'conditional if' statements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA Games Design critically examines the concept of play in relation to the practice of games design. You will produce playable prototype gaming experiences and use games design as a means to test critical ideas from broader culture.

The course is particularly interested in how games design principles are being used more generally and how these ideas impact upon our increasingly digital culture. MA Games Design will enable you to understand and articulate the unique value of game experience to an increasingly interested design industry and allow you to understand the value of your game experience prototypes.

Building on LCC's resources, in digital, time-based and interactive media, alongside printmaking, graphic design and visual communication, the course encourages experimental and reflective practice that echoes the cross media nature of the design, communication and media industries.

The course also supports progression to research at MPhil/PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed experimental practice.

Information for international students

English language requirements - IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500
International students
£19,350

Learn more at the funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
15 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
info@lcc.arts.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7514 6599