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About

This MA Games Art and Design degree from University of Hertfordshire meets the needs of the games industry. The games industry has developed dramatically from the days of the solo practitioner to become a global market where large teams of artists work in unison to create content for the next generation of interactive game technologies. 

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Overview

About the course

  • The Games Art and Design degree from University of Hertfordshire allows you to develop your Games Art  and Design skills and knowledge to a professional level.
  • You can study this course online or on campus.
  • You will produce a commercial-standard personal portfolio that reflects the forefront of current practices in approach, style and vision.
  • Explore the theoretical and contextual understanding of games art, its audiences and significances in our contemporary media culture.
  • Develop professional-level enquiry, research, creative invention, project planning and management practices.
  • On this masters degree you will learn in a multi-disciplinary environment through discussion and the exploration of ideas.
  • See our MA Games Art Vimeo Page for showreels and alumni activity.

Why choose this course?

The current games art and design practitioner is likely to become a specialist in one area, such as character modelling, environment creation, lighting, animating etc. This award fuses technical knowledge of real-time rendering with the aesthetic decisions and traditional skills you will need as a games artist.

On this postgraduate Games Art and Design degree, your study will include ways of thinking about the cultural resonance of your work and about the audiences it is made for, about the nature of creativity, and the role of the Cultural Industries in a modern knowledge economy. Through your study you will develop a range of project management skills, and an ability to identify and manage your own learning. You will consider the role of enterprise opportunities in commercial, professional and social environments. Enquiry, research and clear communication underpin work throughout the programme. As well as specialist modules in your chosen discipline area the programme includes modules that are shared with other postgraduate awards in the School of Creative Arts.

The structure of MA Games Art and Design promotes cross-discipline discussion and maintains the enthusiasm and focus of discipline specialists. It enables you to develop the key transferable skills of postgraduate study grounded in activities that have currency, relevance and application for your future career and for further academic study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Economies 
  • Major Study: Games Art and Design
  • Research and Enquiry 
  • Practice: Media
  • Media Discourses

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum 2.2 degree in a relevant field (exceptionaly, applicants with degrees in non-related subjects may be considered) plus an online portfolio which demonstrates an appropriate level of relevant skills. Accreditation of professional experience may be possible for practitioners without a degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £810 per 15 credits
  • International: £1230 per 15 credits

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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