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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Computer arts assists students in honing their artistic skills in a medium that allows them to better integrate their work into the modern market. Learning to use this new technology may help students find work in the film, video game or advertising industries.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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Master In Multi-device Web Design And Programming

Escuela Superior de Diseño de Barcelona
Online Full time 12 months November 2017 Spain Barcelona

Domina any means so that the message reaches the user optimally adapted to each of the devices. [+]

Masters in Computer Arts in Europe 2017. Have you thought about the amount of visual impacts that you receive daily from the web environment through their multiple devices? We continually inform, seek, share, relate, interact, analyze, discard, ... information provided on the Internet. So important is the reliability of information, such as how it is presented and adapts to each of the devices. The market is essential to have professionals capable of understanding the constant transformation of the environment, understand the user to send you information and message. The Master in Web Design and Programming Multidevice covers all aspects necessary for the student to acquire the skills and knowledge to enable it to undertake, manage, design and implement projects, services and Internet applications. Throughout the course, students will be able to better understand and address the needs, technology and the real possibilities of each client or project to provide an effective response to its objectives, as well as being able to offer graphic creative contributions made it is a unique and innovative piece. In this context they will be as important keys digital design and development of skills and guidelines for monitoring a project from capturing customer requirements to the presentation of the final product. With this training the student will have a detailed overview of the entire process of creating an interactive project where the business vision, the user experience (UX) technology and interface design are at the center. GOALS The main objectives of this program are: Understanding the new ways of seeing the present and the future in an online environment. Acquiring skills and knowledge of new concepts (interface design, usability, interaction or positioning) and adapt other already known graphic design to this environment. Being able to manage, design and implement an Internet project autonomously or be able to participate in a specialized roles defined for each participating team. Acquire a work process taking in every phase of the project: briefing, concept creation, strategic / objective definition based on customer needs, GUI development, prototyping, programming front-end. Learning to synthesize the site architecture, usability and strategy of a multimedia project by designing its graphical interface and work with wireframes. Understand the importance of user experience (User Experience) as a discipline that gives meaning to the joint work of technology, design and interaction. Learn communication protocols and proprietary technologies of multi-device projects and internet to better understand what requirements need each applying all of that on different media (web and webApp) in a multiplatform environment (screen, tablet and smartphone). Acquiring the ability to define web client strategy, plan the project on which to work, position both organically and through the web payment (SEO and SEM). Promote entrepreneurship, strengthen business skills to manage projects at the level of budgets, organizational charts, supplier management and planning. Professionals to share with the daily life of a professional studio, see how they tackle projects and the best way to solve the problems encountered in the development of a multidispositvo product. At the end of the course, students will have material generated to develop a digital portfolio, enabling them to promote themselves in the workplace. CURRICULUM The Master in Web Design and Programming Multidevice is structured from the following subject areas are integrated into a cross-project developed over 10 subjects: Digital media strategy and project management In this module the student faces the understanding of new ways of seeing the present and the future in an online environment. To do this you must assimilate new concepts (interface design, usability, interaction or positioning) and adapt others already known from graphic design to this environment. Learning methods and processes for developing a suitable product strategy, defining goals and success metrics, analyzing the current reality of business in the middle, as well as planning and strategy development. User Experience (UX) The student must master the key concepts that ensure a rich user experience. Explores factors such as interaction design, information architecture, accessibility, navigation flows, usability. We will work on all tasks applied in the development of specific outcomes (for example wireframes or prototypes) that advance product development and validation of these results. GUI design The purpose of this module is to synthesize architecture, usability and strategy of a multimedia project by designing your GUI. It affects fundamental aspects of interactive visual communication and the student is introduced to the inclusion of elements of interaction and navigation in multiple media (eg web interfaces for mobile and desktop). It will work from conceptualization through sketching visual to performing mockups and the definition of a library of design patterns. Frontend development The purpose of this module is to learn communication protocols own web projects and deepen the HTML5, CSS3, jQuery languages ​​... Responsive Design This module aims to raise awareness and experience in responsive web design projects: How do they adapt to different devices? How and what contents are displayed in each? For this purpose are defined all the new options, both the potential and requirements such as graphics software tools. At the end of the module will be designed, developed and implemented (a mock up level) output web solutions platform. Focus on issues of code (bootstrap) affecting development for multiple devices (responsive) will be used. Prototyping and End Arts The submission of proposals is one of the crucial points of the project, the module objective is to expand the resources and provide tools for submitting proposals to customers, improve argumentario, quality and finish more real (InvisionApp and Marvel). On the other hand it is essential to contextualize the various processes in a digital project and the various actors involved. We will give special attention to step between the original equipment design and programming, for a smooth passage between designers and programmers, minimize errors and save time (Zeplin). Managing a CMS A set of tools for content management (CMS), each specialized in a certain purpose (social, commercial, communication) will be. It will deepen the use of Wordpress, trying detailed installation, configuration and extension using modules and plugins. Finally, the student will know the dynamics of development in client / server environments and understand issues related domains, hostings, etc. Design in new digital environments and mobile devices WebApp, native application and hybrid application, adaptive design. In this block we will learn and will implement all aspects of creating projects for new digital environments: from conceptualization, the functional definition and design of wireframes, to the visual design and prototyping of Apps and WebApps and see the adaptive design. We deepen in a special way in the graphics and usability decisions and discover new professional tools (Sketch), new work processes and methods that will get our digital projects have the quality and the necessary finishes for travel and market success . Digital Analytics: metrics to optimize a website One of the great advantages of digital environments is the ability to measure any interactions made by users. This allows us to obtain valuable information about their type and behavior to optimize site performance and make decisions more successful business. The aim of the module is to understand the working methodology when designing a measurement system, learn how to deploy and configure the basic functionalities and obtain the necessary KPIs. Project management and business Detail the production phases of a digital project, from customer contact to the product launch. We identify the different roles and tools used in the management of a digital project. We will give an overview of the implications and requirements of the management of a digital project, so that students can be aware of them and take into account all the factors to successfully carry out the project. Master Thesis In addition to overcoming the credits of the various modules, all students must develop a final master project, consisting of a personal research project from the content taught during the program. Although most of the TFM is done individually, group and personal tutorials will be established at the beginning, to choose and plan the object of study, and during its development, to maintain the objectives and achieve the desired results. Workshop and Learning units Through industry experts, workshops where they acquire new knowledge, develop skills and exchange impressions will be delivered. Backend workshop This workshop will delve into issues related to the backend. It means the file structure issues and special attention will be given in languages ​​such as PHP, Javascript and jQuery. RRSS Establish strategies to maximize the power of social networks and increase the success of multimedia products. case studies will be presented. Sketch workshop Sketch is becoming the benchmark for your multimedia designs; the most versatile, comprehensive and dedicated software used to design in online environment. Not only is a web layout software: it is a tool to make our lives easier designers. The curriculum is divided into four modules. The materials that make up the curriculum are distributed as follows: SUBJECTS ECTS Digital media strategy and project management 5 User Experience (UX) 5 GUI design 5 Frontend development 5 Responsive Design 5 Prototyping and End Arts 5 Managing a CMS 5 Design in new digital environments and mobile devices. WebApp, native application and hybrid application, adaptive design 5 Digital Analytics: metrics to optimize a website 5 Project management and business 5 Master Thesis 10 TOTAL ECTS 60 Requirements  Recommended profile This Master is aimed at people who have the following profile: Graduates in Design Graduates in Communication Sciences Graduates in Telecommunications Engineering and / or Computer Graduates in Audiovisual Communication In cases where the student proves previous higher education to a process of accreditation of university degree, the Academic Committee will evaluate the candidate's CV and portfolio and completed the curriculum, which must maintain a reasonable equivalence with existing studies degree the same area. Degree People who pass the program evaluation will obtain a double degree: Course at ESdesign - Superior School of Design Barcelona Course at the International University of Valencia, who credited them as professionals in the specialty studied. Career prospects Students taking this Master can develop their career in the following areas: Graphic studios Departments web advertising agencies Departments of marketing, communication and design of large companies Accounts departments of advertising agencies Free-lance professionals, entrepreneurs, startups, startup company, etc. [-]

Master In Gamification And Transmedia Storytelling

IEBS - Escuela de Negocios de la Innovación y los Emprendedores
Online Full time 750 hours October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Gamification and transmedia storytelling is presented as a complete training program that unites two complex and absolutely contemporary areas: Gamification and transmediality. [+]

The gamification and application of methods gaming world in no recreational environments is increasingly more applications and benefits in the field of business and marketing, health, education, people, etc. Why are more and more companies that bet and apply this discipline. The Master in Gamification and transmedia storytelling is presented as a complete training program that unites two complex and absolutely contemporary areas: Gamification and transmediality. In these virtual collaborative environments are the games that comes with various disciplines around the 4 axis design memorable experience: good stories based on decisions made by users are counted; powerful visual aesthetic chords are designed to "target group"; game elements are assembled and final implementation platform is decided. With the Master in Gamification and transmedia storytelling you learn to know the basics of gamification and the laws of Game Design and its applications to the world of business, create scripts transmedia and finally to plan, prototiparlo and run. What will I learn? Upon completion of the Master in Gamification and transmedia storytelling you will be perfectly able to: Design and implement a technical plan in Gamification and Transmedia. Implement loyalty campaigns on all platforms, both analogue and digital. Know the laws of "Game Design" to ensure the implementation of "memorable experiences". Leading innovative projects in the gamification and the achievement of objectives based on rewards. Increase the participation of customers and users through game mechanics. Innovate and lead change within an existing business. To whom it May concern? The Master in Gamification and transmedia storytelling provides training specifically geared to the following profiles: Entrepreneurs who want to develop new business models, trends and apply specialize in the field of gamification. Marketing professionals, ux, communication, design development and seeking new models and practices integrate loyalty. Managers and consultants who are seeking new business models and applying new techniques to existing. Technicians and engineers who want to expand their training and knowledge fields. Professional digital environment. Curriculum The structure and materials of the Master in Gamification and transmedia storytelling is organized as follows: Module 1. Game Design Play and play. What is this about? Not just video games. 4 axes Qualities and skills of the game. Players and people Metrics. Onboarding and balancing Player types. User person. Target group and taxonomy Metrics. Flow, Maslow and interest curve Monomyth and uncanny valley More metrics. Pleasures, mechanical, rules and goals The game design to gamification. Protocol. Rewards. ROI Module 2. Environments Transmedia Transmedia narratives keys Structure and cases of a transmedia narrative Transmedia tools to build your architecture The consumer in the transmedia era media and media innovation Architecture Transmedia Bible your final application of transmedia narrative Module 3. Guion Nonlinear Dramaturgy and script The open method. The fundamental mechanisms The open method. The structural mechanisms A closed method. The stages of the journey of the hero and the archetypes From idea to storyboard The practical construction of the script Module 4. Game Design Pro What I bring marketing What brings me the gaming Module 5. Psychology, serendipity and creativity Moments of insight. Attitudes creativity Opening the can. Ideation techniques Food for creativity. What do I need to continue being creative? And now that? Evaluation of ideas Emotion as a creative process and objective product Motivations. What determines my motivation and my users? Gamification as learning process and conditioning Module 6. Game Storytelling and analog game Logic and game engines Module 7 UX Essentials DCU techniques I techniques II User experience I User Experience II iterative design gameplay 8. Practical Applications module. gamification Trends in gamification. Some concepts and tools Gamification in the fields of medicine, physiotherapy, sport and wellness Gamification in the field of Human Resources Gamification in the field of education and training Gamification in the field of marketing Gamification in the fields of solidarity, the environment and social awareness Gamification in the field of culture 9. Playful Learning Module Gamificando in training for HR What is that the "game-based learning"? 10. Prototyping Module and Playtest Introduction to prototyping Basic tools What, when and how? advanced tools Low cost prototyping maximum performance Conclusions and recommendations for the final project Module 11. Accessibility Essentials regulations Design for all Tools Dispositives Master Final Project [-]

Master (MA) Environment Design

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. [+]

Masters in Computer Arts in Europe 2017. The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. Encompassing interior, architecture, cities and natural environments the programme analyzes a series of different perspectives of theory and practice from art, science, and technology towards an understanding of a cultural sustainability. Systems - Every year the course aims to produce new research that takes forward questions inherent in Modernity. Currently focused on natural ecological systems (earthquakes, tectonic plates, deltas and shorelines), (re)contruction and war, cosmographies and cultures of outerspace, and bio-tech materials ; the course encourages you to explore your own field of research and practice. Technologies - The Environment Design operates with a multidisciplinary team where knowledge exchange is one of the core points to focus. From: applied technologies, visual effects, interactive digital media, moving image, communication design and fashion, the programme aims to deploy students with methods and techniques from different perspectives embracing new possibilities offered by new technology and the creative processes involved in designing. Modeling and simulation - with a hands on training in the use of the scientific instruments and computational tools, Ravensbourne offers you with full access to digital facilities for digital imaging and prototyping; where you will be able to experiment and innovate through technical, user and interaction workshops based upon strategies deployed by leading practitioners within the field. You will be encouraged to engage with advanced practice within a global context and explore the similarities and key differences and emphases of different centres across the world and to put your learning and design solutions into context. Here you will expand your own research and practice, by developing and managing an individual programme of enquiry and creative development in environment design culminating in the realisation of a final major project fully informed by professional and industrial contexts and multi disciplinary perspectives. [-]

Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a 2-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. [+]

Master in Animation Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a two-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. If you are an ambitious and determined artist, with the talent, motivation and desire to create unique work, form new directions and realise your career aspirations as an animation director, this course is ideal. The course combines several disciplines e.g. animation, scriptwriting, history of animation and media theory, making the background of this MA programme trans-disciplinary. The coursework mainly concentrates on classical and experimental techniques i.e. drawing animation, stop motion, cut-outs, sand animation, painting under the camera etc. In the professional sense, students will direct and produce animated films. An important part of the study are collaboration projects with local companies and organisations. The programme has a unique teaching and learning framework where students receive abundant individual attention and mentoring from highly experienced animation professionals. Students of the animation department organise the annual festival Animated Dreams, which is part of POFF, the Dark Nights Film Festival, held in Estonia during the dim evenings of Autumn. Curriculum Structure Lectures, seminars, intensive modules and projects are intertwined in the two-year MA programme. Essay writing, script writing, animating, directing, editing, sound engineering and research are core activities to be learnt and practiced throughout the courses, leading to a final diploma-film project. The courses are taught in English. Courses taught Philosophy Ethics and aesthetics Film theory Film history Animation history Animation technique Creativity Film production Film industry Animation projects 1 and 2 [-]

Master degree in Directing Animation

NFTS - National Film and Television School
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

Over 400 animation awards have been won by NFTS students including 6 Oscar Nominations- two of these in the last three years! , the first animation to win student Oscar, 7 BAFTAs, 8 RTS Awards, 7 official Cannes Selections and the first ever Student Annie Award. [+]

Masters in Computer Arts in Europe 2017. Directing Animation Over 400 animation awards have been won by NFTS students including 6 Oscar Nominations- two of these in the last three years! , the first animation to win student Oscar, 7 BAFTAs, 8 RTS Awards, 7 official Cannes Selections and the first ever Student Annie Award. It is the ONLY Animation course located in dedicated film studios. Students have their own work space and equipment and uniquely are supported by the other disciplines of cinematography, sound design, visual effects, production design, screenwriting and others! Students work in state of the art sound stages and post production facilities. There is a packed first year of projects, workshops and masterclasses taught by industry professionals and animation legends. In the second year students direct a crew of 10 of their peers from all the major filmmaking disciplines located in the School. Our Animation course covers a broad range of techniques and media and technology continues to advance while the importance of good storytelling remains paramount. This two year course begins in January each year. It emphasises the importance of story alongside design and visualisation. Our definition of animation is broad, covering almost any treated or stop frame technique. Many students work in a combination of techniques. Students are encouraged to push the boundaries to find a new look, a fresh approach or a different angle within the narrative structure. Learning to build and work with a team is central to the course. Collaborative workshops with other filmmaking disciplines help animation directors understand the roles of each crew member and the skills they bring to the filmmaking process. Our aim is to educate and prepare our graduates to go out into the Industry with a wide range of practical skills, experience and industry contacts. To achieve this in two years we have a curriculum of workshops, masterclasses, set projects and an MA dissertation. ALUMNI Nick Park (Creator of Wallace & Gromit), Mark Baker (Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom) and Tony Collingwood (The Secret Show) studied at the NFTS. CURRICULUM Students develop their animation and storytelling skills by exploring relationships between animation, narrative and film language. Through experimenting with different techniques they will broaden and enhance their personal style. The MA Animation course includes: Storyboarding Creating Character Animation performance Directing actors Pixillation workshop Industry project – working to a brief, developing and pitching Visual/animated interpretation of a soundtrack Dissertation Research and script development for the graduation film Graduation film – produced and post produced with students from other departments ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We are looking for people with a desire to tell stories, a strong visual sense and an enthusiasm for film and television culture and history. Successful applicants may have a degree in a relevant subject, such as animation, graphics, illustration or fine arts, or may have taken intensive short animation courses or may have worked in the industry and now want to develop their own work. APPLY WITH A DVD with a maximum total running time of 20 minutes. This should include more than just simple exercises. Your submission must include an animated film created by you. It should also contain a narrative or a sequence of information (eg animatic). It may also include commissioned work. Up to five minutes of other materials may be included at the end of the disc, provided the total running time of the DVD does not exceed 20 minutes. If dialogue is not in English, please send a dialogue transcript in English via email DVD must be a DVD-R. Do not send Data DVDs or Data CDs A proposal for a one minute animation project, which is not on the DVD, to include concept and synopsis. A portfolio of illustrations and drawings showing your range of graphic ability, preferably including life drawing and an optional collection of up to 10 still photographs of models and sets used in a 3D animation project. [-]

Master's Degree in Game/Play: Design, direction and production

International University of Languages and Media
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan

GAME/PLAY: Design, direction & production is a brand new Master's program for aspiring designers who believe in a game culture that values diversity, creativity and innovation. [+]

GAME/PLAY: Design, direction & production is a brand new Master's program for aspiring designers who believe in a game culture that values diversity, creativity and innovation. Within the context of game design, IULM now offers a groundbreaking one-year, full-time, English-only, studio-based Master Program located in the center of Milan, Italy. The program is designed for students who are interested in creating fresh, inventive, and experimental video games & interactive experiences. A rigorous - and yet playful - concentration on professional practices will lead graduates to advanced work in game design and new media production. Directed by Matteo Bittanti and coordinated by Pietro Righi Riva, GAME/PLAY features some of the most innovative and renowned designers, scholars, and authors working today and who are highly committed to their research, practice, and teaching. GAME/PLAY Design, Direction, and Production provides all the tools and skills needed for the development, distribution, and exhibition of cutting edge video games and interactive experiences. The program’s instructional model is focused on hands-on sessions with accomplished faculty, guest artists, game developers from all over the world, and group critiques with instructors and peers. Students will also take courses in game studies and Game Art that address eclectic critical and aesthetic practices. A truly interdisciplinary program, GAME/PLAY supports collaboration and meaningful exchange between the school's different departments. Completion of the program will earn graduates a Master's Degree from IULM University Over the course of the year (October 2016 - July 2017), students will work individually or in teams to brainstorm, research, design, and develop a digital game which will become their final project to be submitted at international competitions such as the Independent Games Festival, Indiecade, Fantastic Arcade (United States), A MAZE. (Germany), Game On! (Argentina), Gamerz (France), and many more. Moreover, in February 2017, all the enrolled students will travel to San Francisco to visit the annual Game Developers Conference with the Program Coordinator and attend events, workshops, and panels. In addition to their participation in departmental and campus wide events, students will take full advantage of Milan’s rich cultural and artistic offerings: during the academic year, the class will visit several Museums, Foundations, and Galleries, attend workshops, conferences, and talks. Students are also encouraged to participate in game-related events such as jams, exhibitions, competitions, festivals, and workshops taking place in Milan. Let the games begin! IULM University Located in Milan, one of the most diverse, dynamic, and sophisticated cities in Europe, IULM University is one of Italy’s leading universities in media studies, communication, and languages. The mission of IULM University is to train and teach professionals capable of taking on the challenges and grasping the opportunities emerging from international markets and scenarios, while also shaping men and women aware of their own being and worth. IULM guarantees its students deep cultural awareness and a solid university education - a mix of theory and practice: it adopts an integrated approach, which has proved to be extremely useful not only in helping students successfully enter the world of work, but also in helping them find personal satisfaction in their lives. Courses The GAME/PLAY Master's consists of nine courses taught by an outstanding faculty. In addition, it features a series of unmissable talks and workshops. GAME SCENES investigates the relationship between art and games, especially digital games. It examines a variety of artistic interventions inspired by video games or explicitly employing game-based digital technology, including the use of patched or modified video games or the re-purposing of existing games and/or game mechanics. GameScenes also examines the influence of gaming - both digital and traditional on painting, sculpture, street and graffiti art, performance, visual culture, and sampling/remix culture. During the course of the semester students will experience and discuss art games, machinima, in-game interventions, and performances, site-specific installations, site-relative mods, but also board games, simulations, and toys. Course topics include sexual and political representation, ideology and politics in game-based artworks, Game Art criticism and the interplay between games and Contemporary Art. Through GAME PRODUCTION students will learn the craft of game development through a series of practical exercises. The class explores the elements common to all games that are fundamental for a game designer working in any format, from sports to board games to computer and video games. Students will invest their time in actual design and production, which will be structured and guided by the instructor. This production time will be supplemented by in-class exercises, readings, and discussion, and talks from visiting artists and game developers. Students will create and tune gaming experiences, introducing students to production roles, play-testing, considerations of audience and platform, and other practical concerns in building games. At the end of the academic year each student or group will have produced a playable digital game. Among the topics covered by GAME PRODUCTION are research, pre-production, production, collaboration, and distribution. Choosing the most appropriate language to express a game design idea is just as important as selecting the most effective technology, or the right marketplace. GAME AESTHETICS provides an introduction to aesthetics in contemporary game development, from interaction dynamics to visual style. It explores all aspects of representation in games - from simulation to abstract play, from photo-realism to low-poly art, from digital expressionism to radical punk aesthetics - providing students valuable experience using various languages, strategies, and methods that can be applied to their projects. The instructor will provide useful reference and will assists students in identifying and achieving their unique style. For evaluating the students’ work-in-progress during the year, the Program adopts the art school format of weekly critiques: both a faculty member and students will participate in constructive, direct, and open discussions about the state of their project. A GAME CRITIQUE is meant to promote both the creative environment and the intellectual context for experimentation. Students are encouraged to thoughtfully challenge the prevailing conventions of digital gaming (both in terms of form and content), develop new forms, and become innovators in playable design. GAME CONTEXTS examines the historical and cultural relevance of play, discusses key characteristics of games, surveys the emergent and interdisciplinary approaches to game design. Particular attention is paid to integrating knowledge and design approaches from other creative fields, such as architecture, fashion design, service design, and contemporary art. Pivotal to the module is the process of helping students develop strategies to explore these approaches for the development and production of their own work. Special attention will be devoted to the evolution of game design as a discipline, and how it interacts with constant changes in design and culture altogether. Each week during the semester, the instructor will introduce and discuss a specific game. Students will be required to play the game and contribute to the discussion. The themes explored in class will subsequently be used for development goals. Game creation and production are multidisciplinary endeavours that benefit from experimentation and the application of innovative techniques and approaches borrowed from science and art. In GAME LAB, students will be introduced to a selection of non-traditional techniques that artists have been using to create games: camera-assisted 3D sculpting, DIY motion capture experiments, visual scripting,the integration of real world captures into computer generated worlds, and more. The instructor will introduce the students to these tools to rapidly prototype experimental ideas and to integrate these techniques into their projects. GAME STUDIO provides students with a set of materials, tools, libraries, frameworks, engines, interfaces, and instruments to create games, both analog and digital. Among the digital tools that will be explored are Processing (a great tool for learning the fundamentals of programming, free and open source) and Unity 3D, the most popular engine for game making. This course also involves a ‘rapid prototyping’ phase, wherein developers work feverishly to implement a large number of small ideas to test their potential before embarking on the more rigid and costly processes involved in full production. Several famous games in history began with a minimalistic prototype created in less than a week. is an intensive course which aims to build up a student’s repertoire of fast-prototyping skills and provide the student with invaluable experience in starting and finishing games. Each prototype will be confined within a conceptual theme and/or within unique technical constraints. Beyond simply learning to program, students in this class will explore models and algorithms useful for developing games. Students acquire practical skills by building gameplay experiences through a series of short-cycle exercises. GAME BUSINESS provides students seeking to get a job in the video game industry with a basic understanding of its economic components and drivers, so that they may better understand their role within it, whether as an employee of a larger company, a partner in an independent studio, an individual developer, or a freelance contractor. The goal of the class is to provide the practical knowledge and conceptual understanding students need to achieve the greatest degree of success and creative freedom throughout their career. The course also address issues related to marketing, networking, and promotion. The creation of novel storytelling strategies for digital games is one of the key issues in game development. Narrative games build bridges between dramatic writing for theatre and film, television, and game design, and opens new avenues for new types of writing for digital media. GAME WRITING is a hands-on course that focuses on games that include a strong storytelling component, providing the opportunity to do interdisciplinary work. This course introduces students to the design of narrative games, including conceptualization, foundational narrative design strategies, and writing. Throughout the course of the year, students will learn how to use different tools and engines to develop narrative games; they will work individually and in teams. GAME WRITING uses the adventure game genre as a gateway to the general strategies used to incorporate narrative in games. Features Degree Level: Master's Degree Language: English-only Attendance: full-time, mandatory Degree Required: B.A. ECTS: 60 Duration: 1 year (October 2017 - June 2018), 1500 hours Course Frequency: mandatory, 3-4 days per week Location: Milan, Italy Start date: October 9, 2017 Application Start Date: ongoing Application Deadline: September 30, 2017 Costs European Students € 13.500 Pre-submission fee: €100 (which can be deducted from the first payment) Non-European Students € 16.200 How to apply Applications are now open Upon selection, the Master admits graduates in Art, Media Studies, Communication and Graphics, Information Technology, Design or Architecture and their equivalents or candidates who have gained significant professional experience in the field. The program has a limited number of places available. All courses are taught in English and students must be proficient in English in order to participate. Applicants will be admitted upon a rigorous selection based on: a) A letter of application outlining scholarly and creative background as well as current and future research plans. The student is encouraged to articulate her or his rationale for choosing a digital game or interactive art as a medium of expression; b) One-page curriculum vitae detailing skills, achievements, and previous experiences; c) An updated portfolio of the student’s most significant work in any field or discipline (writing, art, design, performance, etc.); d) A project proposal for a game or an interactive media piece (500 words max); e) An interview with the Program Director and the Program Coordinator. Applications must be sent to the IULM Academic Office. [-]

3D Master VFX And Postproduction

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D School
Campus Full time 13 months Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

Master focused on creating visual effects ES100% practical and learn all the production process, from modeling, texturing, shading / lighting, animation and rendering to postproduction and final shaped. [+]

Masters in Computer Arts in Europe 2017. Next call: October 3, 2016 October 2016 - REGISTRATION OPEN Duration: 13 months + 3 months of final project. Places: 12 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose Master focused on creating visual effects ES100% practical and learn all the production process, from modeling, texturing, shading / lighting, animation and rendering to postproduction and final shaped. The ultimate goal is the integration of students work as a professional coach in VFX. Requirements  Computer knowledge at user level, medium / advanced. Be 21 years or have made a career in FX ANIMATION. The Master starts from scratch Previous training is required specified It is oriented and will have priority enrollment: Professionals with demonstrable work experience who want to switch careers or recycled. Those who come from previous training in technical or artistic areas of higher vocational training, university degrees, postgraduate, masters, unregulated private training equivalent including: - Film and Media - Degree of interactive digital content - Graphic Design - Multimedia degree. - Drawing - 2D / 3D Animation - Audiovisual - training cycle Superior 3D games and interactive environments grade. - Fine Arts - Programming - Computers - U other areas of the industry - Engineering Career prospects professional technician postproduction, digital compositing and VFX for film, advertising, TV and video games. Our students have worked to finish his training, in films such as Hercules, the origin of the legend. This training is supported by leading professionals internationally as Rob Powers (Avatar, Tintin ...) and Felix Balbas (Avatar, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter ...) among others. Dip into employment Training is completely practical and the students start from the first day to work as if they were in a real working environment, diving into the technical, creative processes and software latest used today by artists 3D Graphics industry VFX . In this Master students can perform a project Training in Hollywood (Space Command, feature film saga created by one of the writers of the Star Trek series, Marc Zeecre) [-]

MASTER DIGITAL ART DIRECTION

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 France Paris

This course trains students to become experts in digital media. Students on the graphic design course will further their knowledge and will learn to use video, motion design, interactive animation, web development, mobile design and UX design via a comprehensive programme covering all aspects of multimedia. [+]

This course trains students to become experts in digital media. Students on the graphic design course will further their knowledge and will learn to use video, motion design, interactive animation, web development, mobile design and UX design via a comprehensive programme covering all aspects of multimedia. The course is taught by working professionals who are recognised in their field, and links theoretical and practical courses with several work placements at the school’s partner companies. The quality of teaching at LISAA has resulted in the course being recognised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. MASTER-EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION The advanced course in Digital Art Direction is a two-year course, equivalent to a master’s, and is accessible to students who have already completed studies in graphic designto a bachelor’s level. Advantages of the Course Courses taught by professionals in the relevant field who are up-to-date with current technological concerns and industry developments A vast network of alumni and prestigious partner companies (Canal+, Vente Privée…), who play a role in advancing the careers of graduates Classes in workshops, based around real projects in order for students to acquire practical skills Individual student follow up for the construction of their portfolio, work placement reports and professional project Links between different disciplines in order for students to understand the complementary relationship of different areas of expertise A course programme which comprehensively covers digital media: video, motion design, web, mobile Careers Data visualist Digital designer Art director 2-D/3-D Layout Artist Motion designer Compositing operator / editor Film director Story-boarder Web designer Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is subject to both the presentation of a portfolio of work and an oral interview. The objective of these conditions is not merely to assess the candidate’s level but also — and above all — to gauge his or her motivation. [-]

Master in Web Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Italy Milan

The Web Design Master’s course consists of theory lessons, workshops and web design courses. Technical training offers XTML, CSS design, dreamweaver, motion design ... [+]

Master in Web Design

 

The Web Design Master’s course consists of theory lessons, workshops and web design courses. Technical training offers XTML, CSS design, dreamweaver, motion design, flash and photoshop classes. In this way students will acquire professional skills combined with a methodological awareness of the entire design process.

 

 

Duration

The Master in Web e Multimedia Design lasts for one year (from October to December, with a summer break in August).There will be a minimum of 20 hours of lessons per week. Attendance is compulsory and full time.

 

 

Internship

At the end of lessons, students will start an internship in companies or studios of the sector... [-]


Master of Arts in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA)

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) educates professionals and researchers, to achieve understanding of the best Nordic practices and traditions in art education and visual communication, and give relevant competencies... [+]

Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) will not accept new students for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) educates professionals and researchers, to achieve understanding of the best Nordic practices and traditions in art education and visual communication, and give relevant competencies and pedagogical interaction skills for working in cross-cultural and international educational situations and environments. NoVA builds on Nordic expertise, and is open for international students. Nordic perspectives are related to current discussions in the field of international art education. Studying in another Nordic university/university college for one or two semesters is a requirement of the programme. Students are responsible for the costs of living during their study time. Collaborating universities and departments are: Department of Visual Arts Education at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Sweden; Department of Art, Design and Drama at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, Norway; Department of Art at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland; Department of Communication at Aalborg University, Denmark. Each university or university college has significant experience and capacity with art and/or media education at the national level. Competences between and among institutions offer a broad range of areas of study, including critical pedagogy and social and cultural awareness; contemporary art didactics, digital technology, and ICT; project oriented, collaborative, problem-based, and participatory-based work; sustainable development; intercultural and social entrepreneurship; and double perspective - combining theory and practice. Goal of Education Content outcomes Students understand a broad range of issues, theories, and practices of Nordic art education and visual studies Students understand practices and traditions of cross-cultural and international education Students understand the interrelationship of social and cultural issues, curriculum content, philosophies of teaching, and the construction of democratic spaces of learning Students understand the geo-political and pedagogical dimensions of space, place, the public sphere, and private realms Skill outcomes Students are able to analyse, interpret, and respond to images, objects, and sites in everyday life through theories of visual culture Students are able to connect art and visual image making and the interpretation of visual culture to issues of power and representation, for advancing pedagogy Students are able to use digital technology for contemporary art didactics Students are able to produce layered, interactive, and dynamic visual work, in different formats and media Students are able to develop plans, carry out in practice, and document independent practical projects Academic skills Students can apply pedagogical interaction skills in cross-cultural and international educational situations and environments Students can apply methods of contemporary art didactics Students know a variety of research methodologies and are able to investigate, develop, and implement cutting edge research in art education Students can apply skills of intercultural and social entrepreneurship Students can participate in international discussions and research More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) is English. Education content NoVA courses are mapped around three concepts: sights, sites, cites. Throughout the NoVA programme, students focus on the significance of “sight” in relation to theories, practices, and networks of visual studies. With the concept of ”site,” students investigate the geo-political and pedagogical dimensions of space, place, the public sphere, and private realms. And, students are provided with opportunities to critically reflect upon and synthesize previous experiences and knowledge as well as generate new knowledge through “citational” practices that draw upon existing social and cultural texts, theories, artworks, and research. Career opportunities Students that graduate from NoVA will have strong intercultural understanding and experiences, and knowledge of teaching practices and theories in different Nordic countries. This cross-cultural study offers work opportunities internationally in different art, educational, and visual communicational areas, institutions, organisations, communities, art and culture projects. Students may direct themselves toward teaching, guidance, and consultant tasks on different levels of schooling, or in the fields of art and visual and media culture, social sectors and corporate life. Through NoVA, students are prepared for doctoral studies and for the possibility to continue their research profession. The degree alone does not qualify as teacher competency. The choice of the exchange university/university college guides the contents of studies. Depending on the combination, students may, for example, choose to emphasize media communication or contemporary artistic studies. Titles Students graduating from NoVA may work as art educators, culture consultants, media communicators, museum educators, and art teachers (degree alone does not qualify). Internationalisation NoVA extends Aalto Univerity’s vision by constructing an internationally-networked community of learners, in part through student mobility integrated directly into the program, where students study at two universities in the Nordic countries. The program, which is entirely in English, is designed from beginning to end, with and through international partners, and has a primary focus on expanding Nordic art education in a global context. NoVA students engage in a variety of learning and teaching methods, including in-person, on-line, and whole group pedagogy, at home and host universities, and at retreats and international seminars. NoVA international faculty members cooperate in curricula planning and collaborative teaching, and employ the latest information and communications technology to actualize the curricula in a personalized and systematic manner for each student. [-]

Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts

RISEBA
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development... [+]

Masters in Computer Arts in Europe 2017. Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development. While comprehensive in its structure to train the future executives in film and television studios, ad agencies, animation studios, creative departments of social networking, and SFX and post-production houses, the program offers its students to specialize in a chosen field via Independent Studies cycle. The minor is declared by a student under auspices of an esteemed faculty member and, generally, in the areas of film directing, art directing, animation, and post production supervising. Degree awarded: Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts Language of instructions: English Study environment Auditorium Theoretical lectures are usually held in auditoriums. All auditoriums are equipped with computers and projectors for lecturers’ and students’ presentations. The biggest auditorium is also equipped with large screens in order to provide better visibility. Video studio Students learn the crafts of camera operator and lighting in a 300 sqm big video studio. Students can also take advantage of this studio for their own academic projects outside the lectures. Studio is equipped with a full featured black and green screen backgrounds and floor. Cameraperson’s special machinery, such as camera crane and steadicam, is also available. In 2013/2014 academic year studio will be equipped with a stationary lighting system. Next to the studio there is a green room, storage for costumes and stage property, and a recording studio. Mounting studio Architecture and Media Centre H2O6 has two big and two small editing studios. Both big editing studios are equipped with 15 – 20 iMac desktops. In these studios audiovisual editing lessons and practical workshops are being held. Small editing studios are meant for students’ unsupervised work after the lectures. All computers for video editing are equipped with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, Logic Studio and other editing software. Why RISEBA, why Audiovisual Media Arts? aesthetic, philological, and technical approach of the programme is instilled by the best Russian and American film school traditions, the only Master Studies programme in Latvia where additional coursework in art theories and a selected course load in advanced workshops may be undertaken at the Latvian Academy of Art, the only program where the graduates are offered a business module to increase their effective competitiveness in the global audiovisual market sectors, a number of courses, be it Game Design, Film Narratology or Dramatic Construction via on-line with Hollywood Industry professionals, to name a few, are unique in the Baltic States, a very individual approach to every student and instructed by the international group of accomplished artists and academics, a flexible study schedule and a flexible payment schedule, an effective ERASMUS exchange with similar programs at TAMK University of Applied Sciences, the School of Art and Media, the Academy of Visual Arts, Design and Pop Culture, MINERVA, Netherlands an effective network with similar programs worldwide that conduct cutting edge workshops throughout the academic year, technically best equipped infrastructure in media studies in the Baltic States. Programme entry requirements Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records CV in English Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar) Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent) Copy of Passport Programme content Cross-Media Technology and Integration Cinematography Photography New Media and Film Editing and Aesthetics Screenwriting Stereoscopic 3D and Virtual Reality Documentary Film Production Visual Semiotics in Media Design Game Analysis Motion Graphics and Design in Cinema 4D Interactive Cinema Advanced Soundscapes Directing for Stage, TV, and New Media Distribution and Niche Marketing Advanced Directing of Photography Animation and SFX Producing Conformity of Cultures Pipeline Route in Autodesk Smoke Filma Narratology Intellectual Property and Legal Aspects in Creative Industries Modular Synthesis in Post Production Sound Mobile Game Technologies *RISEBA reserve rights to make adjustments up to 20 % of the programme content. For more specific information about the study course qualifications, please contact programme creative director. Admission requirements 1. Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records 2. CV in English 3. Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar) 4. Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent) 5. Copy of Passport [-]

Master in Video Game Enterprise and Production

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

Gamer Camp: Biz is a year-long masters level course for the next generation of games industry entrepreneurs and producers. The games industry is full of project managers, entrepreneurs and associate producers, who all need serious managerial and business know-how to lead a game production to completion, be it a 79p iOS app or a £30m AAA console release. [+]

Biz, MSc in Video Game Enterprise and ProductionGamer Camp: Biz is a year-long masters level course for the next generation of games industry entrepreneurs and producersThe games industry is full of project managers, entrepreneurs and associate producers, who all need serious managerial and business know-how to lead a game production to completion, be it a 79p iOS app or a £30m AAA console release.Although these people will not be coding or designing art assets on a daily basis, it is vital that they have a comprehensive and realistic understanding of the game development process, and how all the disparate elements operate and come together to produce the polished game you see on the shelf or in an App StoreOn Gamer Camp: Biz, we give people who want to work in games, an in-depth experience of the full game development process combined with all the hard-edged business skills they need to run a small games business or manage a studio production. Gamer Camp: Biz is suitable for both those in the games industry and graduates with an appropriate degree who are keen to strike out on their own.This very practical approach is mirrored by Facebook, when new a new staff member starts at Facebook they go through a “Bootcamp” to ensure they understand the code base and how the programming team works.“To make sure all our engineers share this approach, we require all new engineers — even managers whose primary job will not be to write code — to go through a program called Bootcamp where they learn our codebase, our tools and our approach. There are a lot of folks in the industry who manage engineers and don't want to code themselves, but the type of hands-on people we're looking for are willing and able to go through Bootcamp." – Mark Zuckerberg.We believe an understanding of how games are made will help you build a successful game development company. We'll show you how games are developed, designed, produced, commissioned, concieved and sold - prepare to get stuck in and get your hands dirty because Gamer Camp is a hands-on experience.... [-]


Master in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 10 months November 2017 Italy Milan

The graphic design field is constantly developing. The professional areas and their specializations, the communication market and the companies work in, rise and evolve are speedly changing, as well as the technological scenario. The Master trains professionals able to properly manage a team, effective in managing an integrated work flow. A professional who can build, manage and finalize a visual communication project: from strategy, to concept, up to the most correct realization for press or social media. [+]

Masters in Computer Arts in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Target - As a matter of fact, the Master course is addressed to all those who studied communication, graphics and design and are looking for an advanced training to work in the field of graphics with ability and professionalism. Methedology and structure - The Master course - with its 10-month duration (7 months in classroom + 3 for stage/field project) and part time attendance - trains professionals in the communication field by developing managerial skills and a project culture rooted in the design history. But, most of all, it provides a method, a structure, and a process organized in a managerial way. The master consists of three steps. The first step is aimed at acquiring the knowledge concerning the communication project culture, at strengthening the technical-instrumental skills, and at developing the basic research through a frontal teaching methodology, guided project lab and individual study. The teaching is assigned to experts and professionals of the different disciplines. The second step of the pathway aims at managing the communication project in all its steps and takes place in collaboration with companies and/or external organizations. The last step of the Master course includes the stage/field project. Stages are realized as individual work periods - in Italy or eventually abroad – in one of the companies collaborating with IED. They last at least 3 months and allow the students to apply the developed tools and knowledge in a concrete experience by measuring with the professional procedure. Alternatively to the stage, the students can be involved in a Field Project. It consists of a consultancy/cooperation project realized by a group of students led by a teacher who acts as project tutor, and lasts at least 3 months. The teacher supports the team during the management of the relationships with the company-customer, during the project development and during the final realization and presentation of the results to the company as in a real professional situation. In the previous editions, students' projects have been developed in collaboration with:Fiat, Ferrero, Speedo, BMW, Nivea, Vodafone, RCS Sport, Garmin, ENI, Unipol, Heineken, Cantine Ferrari. [-]

Master's Degree In Education And Multimedia

Instituto Politécnico de Viseu – Escola Superior de Educação (ESEV)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Viseu

The course of study leading to the degree of Master of Education and Multimedia aims to train specialists in the area of ​​Information and Communication Technologies and multimedia applied to Education and Training. [+]

Presentation The course of study leading to the degree of Master of Education and Multimedia aims to train specialists in the area of ​​Information and Communication Technologies and multimedia applied to Education and Training. Deepen a theoretical framework and skills on the problems and challenges of integrating ICT in Educational Design; Develop knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate learning environments with ICT in curricular context; Acquire design skills and implementation of mediated educational resources; Develop promotion of ICT skills and project management School context; Promote learning skills throughout life and research in the field of Educational Technology. The cycle of master studies in Education and Multimedia will allow master students develop the following skills: Manage and streamline ICT projects, resource centers and educational projects of the schools; Streamline training in ICT in education; Integrate educational resources in the teaching / learning; Develop mediated projects in schools; Assess training needs and interests of teachers and students; Assist students and teachers in the effective use of a variety of educational resources, both material and equipment; Critically evaluate the practice of teaching / learning towards a continuous search for improvement; Produce multimedia resources; Use of advanced means of communication for the promotion of learning communities. Careers The master's degree in Education and Multimedia aims to qualify the professionals of education (pre-school to secondary education) in the field of Educational Sciences / Educational Technology - educational communication and use of teaching resources in the teaching / learning processes. [-]

Masters In Cganimation

ECIB - Escuela de Cine de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in CG Animation is aimed to develop and master the tools of 3D character animation technical, artistic and creative with the use of Autodesk Maya software level. During the master we learn that encourage not only the technical-mechanical phenomenon of moving objects and characters but also, and essentially, give them soul to provoke emotions in the viewer ... [+]

Masters in Computer Arts in Europe 2017. The Master in CG Animation is aimed to develop and master the tools of 3D character animation technical, artistic and creative with the use of Autodesk Maya software level. During the master we learn that encourage not only the technical-mechanical phenomenon of moving objects and characters but also, and essentially, give them soul to provoke emotions in the viewer. Structure The master comprises two phases; first from June to October consisting refresh program specifications Maya and their application in the creation of characters, analyzing the physical mechanics of the human body, pantomime, advanced acting, lip synchronization and dialogue. At this stage it is intended that the animator not only perfect management animation software but also provide authenticity know your animations. Final project In the second phase of the master, between July and December, it faces, development and production of a 3D short film is screened in movie theater in June of the following year. GOALS The master form 3D animators capable of facing any kind of production with an excellent level of professionalism Methodology The methodology is based on the domain of Autodesk Maya 3D software and its specific application in the creation of characters. In parallel, the classes are reinforced with learning performance techniques. Curricular Distribution - Pre-production (4 ECTS) - Basic Animation (10 ECTS) - Technical and styles of animation (6 ECTS) - Rigging (6 ECTS) - Acting (9 ECTS) - Animation for Video Games (6 ECTS) - Post-production (2 ECTS) - Audiovisual Narrative (8 ECTS) - Final Project (9 ECTS) Basic info - Credits: 60 ECTS - Places: 15 - school calendar: From October to June - Hours: Monday through Thursday from 16:00 to 20:00 - Calendar Final Project: From July to December - Hours: Tuesday from 16:00 to 20 : 00 (36 hours tutored) - Language: Castilian - Edition: 10th - Admission: Pre-testing. - Qualification: Master in CGAnimation by the European Atlantic University Master in CGAnimation by ECIB School of Cinema of Barcelona [-]