Games and Playable Media, M.Sc. | University of California, Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz, United States
24 months
Duration
15102 USD/year
15102 USD/year
14178 USD/year
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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 and Playable Media Studio
  • Game Art 
  • Game Audio
  • Serious Games
  • Computation Media Research
  • Social & Emotional Approaches to Human Computer Interaction 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

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

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  • International

    15102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15102 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15102 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14178 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Santa Cruz

1710 - 2560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Financing

Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000
Financing partner Prodigy Finance Loans for tuition and living costs from $15,000

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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