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Games and Playable Media

University of California, Santa Cruz

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
15102 USD/year
15102 USD/year
13809 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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Apply date
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Start date

About

Games and Playable Media from University of California, Santa Cruz focuses on preparing students for careers in professional game development. 

Overview

Games and Playable Media from University of California, Santa Cruz offers unparalleled access to a game industry experience, with a cultivated curriculum firmly rooted in design and code. 

Graduates with Games and Playable Media from University of California, Santa Cruz will:

  • gain intensive educational experience
  • be prepared for entry into the computer game industry.
  • gain valuable insights into independent and AAA development, thanks in part to the influence of our award-winning faculty and world-class advisory board.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Design Systems
  • Game Engineering 
  • Game Development
  • Game Technologies
  • Games & Playable Media Studio
  • Game Art 
  • Game Audio
  • Serious Games
  • Computation Media Research
  • Social & Emotional Approaches to Human Computer Interaction 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 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.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • Supplemental Materials
  • Recommendations 
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation are required, up to 5 may be submitted. 
  • Résumé
  • Online Portfolio: Submit your most exciting and relevant work. 10-15 still images maximum. 10 minutes of video maximum. 2-3 links to interactive pieces maximum
  • A Statement of purpose is required: 
  • A Personal History Statement is also required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15102 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15102 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    13809 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13809 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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