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Games for Learning

New York University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
21540 USD/year
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About

This Games for Learning (G4L) master of science program from New York University will prepare you to use evidence-based research to facilitate the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs that integrate games in a broad range of formal and informal learning settings.

Overview

In this Games for Learning program from New York University we offer several areas of study including game design, game development, game research, and student-customized focus areas under faculty supervision. You’ll graduate with a depth of knowledge about: 

  • The role of social, emotional, cultural, and cognitive aspects of learning and issues of game design.
  • Game design models and developmental practices.
  • The value of narrative features of game design.
  • Research methods aimed at improving and evaluating the design of games for learning.

Your work with faculty and in the field will enable you to:

  • Explain the potential values and limitations of the use of digital games for learning, and for what kinds of learning, what types of learners, in what content domains, and in what settings games have the potential to support learning.
  • Discuss the role and function of play in games for learning and, in that context, the contribution of diverse features of games, such as role playing, immersion, narrative, feedback, situated experience, distributed cognition, consequences of failure, etc.
  • Apply the social, cognitive, emotional, and cultural dimensions of factors that influence learning in game design, drawing from theories in the learning sciences and cognitive science that are relevant to game design for learning.
  • Demonstrate competency in one of the following areas: the technical development of digital games for learning, the learning design of digital games, the methods for research and evaluation of games for learning, or a related area as deemed appropriate by program faculty.
  • Demonstrate competency in conducting design-based research to support the development of effective games for learning, including usability research, playtesting, and various approaches to evaluation.

Careers and Outcomes

You’ll be prepared for a career as a:

  • Director of projects related to games for learning
    • Learning game designer
    • Game researcher
    • Program evaluator

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Foundations of Cognitive Science
    • Foundations of the Learning Sciences
    • Video Games and Play in Education
    • Designing Simulations and Games for Learning
    • Narrative, Digital Media and Learning
    • Research on Simulations and Games for Learning
    • Electives for your Area of Study, by Advisement
    • Research in Educational Communications and Technology

    Key information

    Duration

    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    Language

    English
    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    100
    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).
    7
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    Credits

    36 alternative credits

    Delivered

    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    English requirements

    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    100
    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).
    7
    Start practicing IELTS today!

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
    • Transcripts & Degrees; 
    • Professional Information; 
    • Essays;
    • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
    • International Student Supplement.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      21540 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      21540 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

    Funding

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