The Games Design programme, offered by Teesside University, covers both advanced theoretical and practical strands ensuring you are fully literate in areas such as complex gameplay design, project management, advanced mission design, gameplay implementation and the utilisation of advanced technologies such as Virtual Reality. You develop key transferable skills such as advanced presentation skills and are encouraged to creatively experiment with ways of conveying concepts and information.
The first semester enables you to use advanced research methods in relation to game design, allowing you to pursue a career in games research or to prepare for advanced study in MPhil or Doctorate programmes.
You gain advanced practical skills required for complex mission design and implementation, as well as the ability to create advanced gameplay scenarios and professional design documents.
The second semester enables you to tackle complex game development scenarios and apply advanced game management techniques, ensuring projects are organised in a professional manner from pre-production, through production, delivery and project closure. You also have an opportunity to develop – in interdisciplinary teams – a small prototype using a contemporary game engine and a prototype utilising advanced virtual reality technologies in a fully equipped VR studio.The final semester involves the master’s project and dissertation. This is a large 60 credit module where you can design and develop a large project based on research. It has been designed to allow you to further develop and display the advanced skills and knowledge you have acquired over the programme. There are three routes you can choose from to gain an MA Games Design:
- full-time - 2 years with advanced practice (September and January start)
- full-time - 1 year (September start) or 16 months (January start)
- part-time - 2 years.
We prepare you for a career in industry. In addition to your taught classes, we create opportunities for you to meet and network with our industry partners through events such as our ExpoSeries, which showcases student work to industry. ExpoTees is the pinnacle of the ExpoSeries with over 100 businesses from across the UK coming to the campus to meet our exceptional students, with a view to recruitment.
- Advanced Game Mechanics
- Advanced Mission Design
- Game Design Roles
- Games Management
- Master's Project: Game Design
- Research Methods
- Virtual Reality
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before
DisciplinesGraphic Design Video Games & Multimedia View 148 other Masters in Graphic Design in United Kingdom
- You will normally have a first degree in related discipline (2.2 minimum) or relevant experience or equivalent qualifications.
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6695 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6695 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time Fee for UK applicants £745 for each 20 credits
Living costs for Middlesbrough
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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