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Independent Games and Playable Experience Design

Goldsmiths, University of London

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
16120 GBP/year
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About

The Independent Games and Playable Experience Design course at the Goldsmiths, University of London will teach you how to use game design to develop aesthetic awareness, and create meaningful experiences. 

Overview

As technologies have integrated into our everyday lives, elements from games have been woven into everything, from the way museums educate the public, to how scientists do cancer research. With the rise of mobile games, console creators no longer hold a monopoly on gaming platforms. This new-found freedom has resulted in an explosion of independent games – from putting players in immersive augmented worlds, to telling transformational personal narratives, these new experiences are redefining the rules of play.

Games are now part of everyday life. As a result, markets previously dominated by traditional media have begun to leverage the ability of games to tell stories, generate knowledge, and educate the public. An explosion of games and apps has created a new breed of entrepreneur, who uses small teams to create projects accessible to millions. This rising market has become a driving economic reality within the UK.

Why the Independent Games and Playable Experience Design course at the Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • This MA has several informal focus areas students can choose from:
    • Independent games design and development
    • Mixed reality (XR), playful experiences, and installation design
    • Games for change
    • Machine learning and game user experiences
    • Using Creative Coding and Physical Computing
  • You can build skills to start your own game design studio.
  • You will be mentored on how to grow in your creative career.
  • When you graduate, you can use game design in a wide range of fields both inside and outside the game industry, including independent games, XR studios, interactive film, advertising and media outlets, journalism, non-profits, education, design, and fine arts.
  • You will be part of a supportive community of games creators who actively release titles, and have access to a large library of video games and board games.
  • Goldsmiths hosts frequent game jams, and industry events on campus, which you will be able to participate in.
  • The UK has a strong community of publishers and creators with innovative voices creating groundbreaking titles, which you will have access to.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Play 
  • Final Project for MA Independent Games and Playable Experience Design
  • Physical Computing
  • Physical Computing: Using Microcontrollers with Fabrication Techniques

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you haven't finished your current programme of study.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard with an interest in and capability for working in interdisciplinary contexts using technology. In exceptional circumstances, outstanding practitioners or individuals with strong commercial experience may be considered. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10870 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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