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M.Sc. On Campus

Games and Playable Media

University of California, Santa Cruz

24 months
Duration
33469 USD/year
33469 USD/year
23264 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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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 & 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 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33469 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 66938 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    33469 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 66938 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • In-State

    23264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46528 USD for the full programme 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.

Funding

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