Computer Science - Computer Graphics and Game Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #196 (BCR) ,
In the Computer Science - Computer Graphics and Game Development program at Charles University, students are given a broad overview of their field, helping them to think independently, to distinguish between important and marginal problems, and to accommodate quickly to novel technologies.

About

The strong theoretical basis of the Computer Science - Computer Graphics and Game Development Master’s program at Charles University gives our graduates a competitive advantage in a dynamically evolving world where today’s technologies are often obsolete tomorrow.

Studies usually take two years and finish with a state final exam and Master’s thesis defense. After successful completion the student is awarded the title of a Master of Science.

The study branch consists of two closely related specializations, Computer graphics and Computer game development. The specialization Computer graphics offers training in a wide range of visual sciences, including geometric modeling, rendering (image synthesis) as well as the basics of image analysis and computer vision. The specialization Computer game development focuses - apart from computer graphics techniques - mainly on artificial intelligence and intelligent agent systems, as well as on software engineering skills necessary for the development of large-scale gaming projects. Both specializations place emphasis on general programming skills, both at the system level closer to the hardware, as well as on the higher level of modern programming languages.

Graduates have expertise in the design and development of graphical systems and computer games, but they can work in any position which requires logical thinking, analytic and algorithmic approaches or the use of methods of computer science. Depending on the chosen specialization, graduates have a deep knowledge of computer graphics and image analysis, and their expertise covers the development of large-scale gaming projects, real-time applications, programming of portable devices, as well as the foundations of artificial intelligence and computer graphics in the context of computer games. Graduates can apply this knowledge to solve specific practical tasks. They can work in research and development both in the private sector and in academia.

Accreditation

The education programs at Charles University are accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic and the degrees awarded to our graduates are internationally recognized.

Programme Structure

Obligatory courses

  • Introduction to Complexity and Computability
  • Data Structures I
  • Probabilistic Methods
  • Credit for Project
  • Software Project
  • Diploma Thesis I
  • Diploma Thesis II
  • Diploma Thesis III

Elective courses

  • Advanced 2D Computer Graphics
  • Computer Graphics and Game Development
  • Computer Graphics III
  • Computer vision and robotics
  • Geometric Modelling
  • Predictive Image Synthesis Technologies
  • Shading Languages
  • High Performance Ray Tracing
  • Computer Graphics for Game Development
  • Seminar on Scientific Soft Skills
  • Variational methods in image processing
  • Computer Games Development
  • Developing Applications for Mobile Devices
  • Principles of Distributed Systems
  • High Performance Software Development
  • Programming in Parallel Environment
  • Artificial Intelligence I
  • Artificial Intelligence II
  • Advanced Programming Praxis
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Human-like Artificial Agents
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Recommended Programming Practices
  • Methods of Mathematical
  • Statistics Multiagent Systems
  • Applied Computational Geometry
  • Concepts of Modern Programming Languages

Other recommended courses

  • Special Seminar for Computer Graphics
  • Special Functions and Transformations in Image Processing
  • Advanced Seminar On Image Processing
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Data Compression Algorithms
  • Virtual Reality
  • Optics for computer graphics
  • Visualization
  • Evolutionary Algorithms I
  • Seminar on Humanlike Artificial Agents
  • Computers and Cognitive Sciences I
  • Video Games as a Socio-cultural Phenomenon
  • Software Engineering in Practice
  • Advanced Programming in Parallel Environment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

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    550

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    80

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Academic Requirements

To apply for a Master’s program delivered in English you must

  • hold or be working towards a bachelor’s or master’s diploma and provide a certified copy thereof; in cases required by law, a certification of equivalence of education must accompany the application,
  • have sufficient academic background in the relevant fields (see below for details); this can be demonstrated by passing the specialized entrance examination in June 2017 in Prague that is organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, or by providing transcripts (academic records) of your previous education accompanied by syllabi of the completed courses; promising students who do not have this background may be admitted with the provision that they complete the missing Bachelor’s courses,
  • have sufficient command of the English language; this can be demonstrated by providing your results in one of the standardized English tests that we recognize (see below for details).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 140 000 CZK (around 5100 EUR) per academic year; students from the EU are
    eligible for a 40 percent discount.

Living costs for Prague

  • 15441 - 26250 CZK/month
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