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Games Design

University of the Arts London (UAL)

15 months
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23610 GBP/year
11550 GBP/year
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About

Rooted in experimental practice, the MA Games Design at University of the Arts London (UAL) will equip you with both the technical and critical skills to produce a broad portfolio of innovative game prototypes.

Overview

The MA Games Design programme at University of the Arts London (UAL) 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.

What can you expect?

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Design and Prototyping 
  • Understanding Gaming Experience
  • Critical Play and Experimental Development
  • Collaborative Unit 
  • Analysing the Gaming Experience
  • Final Major Project and Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline has passed. However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours degree in either games design, animation, illustration, visual communication or graphic design or closely related subject
  • Possession of equivalent qualifications
  • Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required
  • Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required
  • If your first language is not English, you can check you have achieved the correct IELTS level in English
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio
  • Study proposal/project proposal

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23610 GBP per year during 15 months.
  • National

    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 GBP per year during 15 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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