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3D Computer Games Design

Staffordshire University

M.Sc.
13 months
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8141 GBP/year
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About

Get a flying start in the games industry. If you are an artist or designer, this 3D Computer Games Design course offered at Staffordshire University is an opportunity for you to specialise and build a portfolio of work to make an impact in modern video game design.

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Overview

In this popular industry, you’ll gain all the right skills to excel as a 3D artist or theory-based games designer. The 3D Computer Games Design course will teach you advanced techniques to use as a character, environment or vehicle and weapon artist, with the aim of setting you up for your future career. As a designer, you will harness the power of ‘Unreal Engine’ to develop complex frameworks, artificial intelligence systems, and small games.

At Staffordshire University, see your work come to life using industry-standard software for sculpting, texturing, simulating and 3D painting.

You'll have access to a fully equipped, industry-standard and professional space for games developers as well as technology, teaching time and guidance from experts in the field.

Careers

After completing 3D Computer Games Design, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles: 

  • Game designer  
  • Level designer
  • Mission scripter
  • Game tester
  • Character artist
  • Environment modeller
  • Vehicle artist
  • Producer
  • User interface artist
  • Teaching games design/Games academic

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Games Environment Design and Research 
  • Advanced Vehicle and Weapon Prototyping 
  • Advanced Character Prototyping 
  • Masters Collaborative Project 
  • Project and Portfolio 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 13 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The earlier you apply, the better.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

We have a portfolio entrance requirement:

  • For 3D artists we’d ideally like to see a high–low poly workflow, 3D sculpting, unwrapping, texturing and the use of a games engine to display assets. We’re lenient about this as some of our best graduates have come from non-games degrees such as architectural rendering or animation or had gaps in their portfolio, so feel free to get in touch!
  • For designers, we’d ideally like to see an example of level designs, videos/demos of small games and examples of visual /c# scripting. We understand that you may not have used Unreal Engine and are lenient to those who come with other Game Engine experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11772 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8136 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8820 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
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