Master of Arts Program in Computer Arts in Europe

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Computer Arts

A master's degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.

Computer arts courses prepare students for the growing word of digital media by teaching them to work with the latest and greatest technology on the market and how to use professional-grade work within movies and television shows, advertising campaigns and much more.

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

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MA in 3D Computer Animation

Bournemouth University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Poole

This Master’s in 3D computer animation is the perfect launch-pad for a career in a wide range of disciplines, including concept design, character and creature animation, modeling, lighting, rigging, texturing, compositing and simulation. [+]

This Master’s in 3D computer animation is the perfect launch-pad for a career in a wide range of disciplines, including concept design, character and creature animation, modeling, lighting, rigging, texturing, compositing and simulation. This course will help you acquire the skills needed to work in a number of areas where computer animation is applied, including films, animated features, computer games, television production, commercials, illustration, scientific visualization, flight simulation, virtual environments, architectural visualizations and interactive media.

We enjoy very strong links with industry, due largely to the ubiquity of NCCA graduates in the film, game and television industries. We host regular visiting practitioners lecture series where you'll be able to learn about the 2D and 3D industry from practicing artists and companies, as well as attend regular Masterclasses from professionals. Over the past five years we have attracted some of the best Visual Effects, Animation and Games studios from around the world to present to our students, find out more here.... [-]


Master of Arts in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking

GOBELINS - L'école de l'image
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Paris

You wish to join the third year of the main Animation program of GOBELINS: you can either choose the French Track CONCEPTEUR REALISATEUR DE FILM D’ANIMATION or the English Track CHARACTER ANIMATION AND ANIMATED FILMMAKING [+]

You wish to join the third year of the main Animation program of GOBELINS: you can either choose the French Track CONCEPTEUR REALISATEUR DE FILM D’ANIMATION or the English Track CHARACTER ANIMATION AND ANIMATED FILMMAKING.

This cycle of two years, entirely in English, allows for the integration of the GOBELINS curriculum so as to reach a professional level, particularly in terms of character design and character animation, directing and storytelling. After exercises in writing, design, storyboard and sophisticated animation (mixed techniques, interacting characters), students participate in an open-themed end of studies film in conditions close to those practiced in the professional workplace. They will work in project teams and will gain an excellent level of versatility recognized by professionals, in France and internationally.... [-]


MA Game Development (Design)

Kingston University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course, one of a suite of digital media courses, enables you to study professional digital media practice in a micro-studio environment with a focus on the design skills necessary for the field of games development. [+]

Choose Kingston's Game Development (Design) MA

This course, one of a suite of digital media courses, enables you to study professional digital media practice in a micro-studio environment with a focus on the design skills necessary for the field of games development. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work as a games designer to develop your specialist skills while working as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme.

This course has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, which includes representatives from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, DreamWorks and Samsung Design Europe. We are also an active member of TIGA, the games industry's representative body, and the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA). This course has been designed to utilise the best digital media expertise and resources from across the University and will prepare you for employment in the digital media industry, where teams of specialists work together to develop and author innovative digital media projects. What will you study? ... [-]

MA in Computer Animation

Kingston University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course will enable students with some experience of 3D computer graphics to develop and enhance their abilities in the skills required by the computer animation and visual effects industries. It is one of a suite of digital media courses that enable you to study professional digital media practice in a studio environment and work as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work to develop specialist skills such as character animation, character rigging, effects animation, modelling, texturing and lighting. [+]

Choose Kingston's Computer Animation MA

This course will enable students with some experience of 3D computer graphics to develop and enhance their abilities in the skills required by the computer animation and visual effects industries. It is one of a suite of digital media courses that enable you to study professional digital media practice in a studio environment and work as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work to develop specialist skills such as character animation, character rigging, effects animation, modelling, texturing and lighting.

Key features

This course has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, which includes representatives from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, DreamWorks and Samsung Design Europe. We are also an active member of TIGA, the games industry's representative body, and the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA). The courses have a project-based curriculum where collaborative interdisciplinary teamwork is encouraged. The industry-focused learning experience enables you to hone your specialist skills in a professional context. Work placements, real projects, internships and an industry mentoring scheme will also prepare you for entry into the fast-growing and highly competitive digital media arena. What will you study? ... [-]

Master degree in Games Design and Development

NFTS - National Film and Television School
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London Bristol + 1 more

A ground-breaking MA in Games Design and Development, combining existing NFTS expertise in character creation, storytelling, design, animation, sound, and more, with input from games industry experts in games design, games art, games production and games audio... [+]

Games Design and Development

A ground-breaking MA in Games Design and Development, combining existing NFTS expertise in character creation, storytelling, design, animation, sound, and more, with input from games industry experts in games design, games art, games production and games audio.

Taught by leading games practitioners and experts in the field, our MA in Games Design and Development is a world-leading postgraduate games programme with the reputation, accreditation and alumni credits to back this up. Learning and working alongside film, television and animation practitioners, the course provides a unique opportunity for future games, innovators, to hone their creative and technical skills, developing fluency in all the core videogames development disciplines such as games design, code, art, animation, production, audio, interface and more. The NFTS provides MA Games students with an unrivaled creative context, as well as the inestimable collaborative opportunities presented by the course’s setting at the heart of the NFTS media development and production studios.... [-]


MA in Digital Art and Design

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Digital Art and Design - Concentrations: 1. Graphic Design, 2. Interactive Multimedia Design (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master's) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time/part time Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused area of study- giving students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. Students may engage in a range of art and design electives including curatorial and educational studies, interdisciplinary studios, and placements associated with art and design research projects. Students will develop skills in creative digital art and design practice to a professional standard, and extend their learning and deepen their understanding of visual language concepts and systems. The programme enables one to develop the ability to handle complex issues and to collect, analyse and interpret data. You will collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams, and experiment and adapt innovative and creative new art and design approaches demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary theory and practice in digital art and design. Students will also acquire the professional skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. They will gain an understanding of ethical responsibility and of the impact of their work in a social, cultural and environmental context.... [-]


Master of Arts in New Media - Game Design and Production

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Are you interested in learning game design and production with leading professionals in an international atmosphere? Game Design and Production is a Major Subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media focusing on game design for interactive digital media. The education is project-oriented and provides a unique possibility for developing game design skills while also building conceptual understanding of games. [+]

Are you interested in learning game design and production with leading professionals in an international atmosphere? Game Design and Production is a Major Subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media focusing on game design for interactive digital media. The education is project-oriented and provides a unique possibility for developing game design skills while also building conceptual understanding of games. You will deepen your skills based on a personal study plan. Multidisciplinarity is emphasized by the highly diverse backgrounds of students – one can apply with any Bachelor’s degree, and the students include programmers, 3D artists, animators, creative writers, architects, and even psychologists. The teacher network includes top game industry professionals and game scholars. The programme is taught in English, and students can write their thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English.... [-]


Professional Practice in Visual Effects

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

The programme is designed for visual effects (VFX) professionals with significant experience in their field who want to gain a master's degree that focuses on their current work within the sector. You will be able to claim recognition for your prior learning and thus gain academic credit that can count towards the degree and enable completion of it at an accelerated rate. [+]

We have developed an innovative approach that includes the development of leadership and management within the VFX sector, delivered as a part-time programme of study for working professionals.

Course highlights Enables established VFX practitioners to gain a master's degree in between one and two years Centres on real-life projects undertaken in the workplace, allowing employers and individual practitioners to negotiate the specific focus of professional learning Focuses on the development and enhancement of advanced professional practice both of the individuals undertaking the programmes and in the sector more widely to promote collaborative working Facilitates the accreditation of (in-house or externally provided) advanced professional training previously or concurrently undertaken so that this learning can count towards the degree Provides added value to employers in the form of enhanced and innovative outcomes for the work projects being undertaken by their employees both during and after the programme.... [-]


MA in Web Design & Content Planning

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme takes graduates from many disciplines and provides them with the skills to plan, design, build and promote effective websites. It is designed for people who manage corporate websites, those who wish to start their own web business and those who would like to build a career in the web design industry. The design of excellent websites presents a notable intellectual challenge and, during the programme, students develop a modern, professional and 'real-world' approach. Our objective is to provide a balanced education in the three main aspects of web design and content management: technical, functional and aesthetic. [+]

The technical aspects of the teaching provide an understanding of the tools, technologies and principles used for the design and development of contemporary websites. This includes the creation of semantically correct markup, the separation of presentation from content (HTML and CSS) and compliance with web standards (W3C).

The functional aspects focus on the creation of websites with good information architecture that are accessible, usable and findable as a result of effective search engine marketing and optimisation (SEM/SEO). Students learn how people use the web, how they navigate web content and how they search for information. The aesthetic aspects of web design are considered in relation to graphic, artistic, typographic and business objectives, including corporate identity and branding.... [-]


MA in Games Design and Development

National Film and Television School
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Beaconsfield

A ground-breaking MA in Games Design and Development. The course combines input and tuition from leading games industry experts in design, art, production, and audio with NFTS expertise in disciplines including screenwriting, animation, sound design and composition, to pioneer unique and innovative games. [+]

Overview

A ground-breaking MA in Games Design and Development. The course combines input and tuition from leading games industry experts in design, art, production, and audio with NFTS expertise in disciplines including screenwriting, animation, sound design and composition, to pioneer unique and innovative games.

The MA in Games Design and Development is a world-leading postgraduate games programme taught by leading games professionals with a reputation, accreditation, and alumni unlike any other. Students work alongside film, television and animation practitioners, developing creative and technical skills in games design, code, art, animation, production, audio, and interface. The NFTS is a uniquely creative environment, enabling MA Games students to benefit from numerous collaborative opportunities across our production studios.... [-]


MA in Computational Arts

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Study a degree which develops your art practice through the expressive world of creative computation. It provides you with the historical foundations, frameworks and critical skills to produce a series of projects for public exhibition. It is delivered by Computing. [+]

MA in Computational Arts

Length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Department: Computing

Study a degree which develops your art practice through the expressive world of creative computation. It provides you with the historical foundations, frameworks and critical skills to produce a series of projects for public exhibition. It is delivered by Computing.

Applications still open

What is computational art?

Computation consists of all the changes brought about by digital technology. Art is an open set of ways of acting inventively in culture. Mixing the two together in a systematic way gives us computational art. This is a very open field and one that is set to expand enormously in the coming years. It is where the most exciting developments in technology and in culture can already be found. This degree will place you in the middle of this fast-evolving context.... [-]


MA in Independent Games and Playable Experience Design

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

This unique course offers critically-engaging themes and technologies, providing skills in immersive storytelling to reflect rapid changes in the games industry. [+]

This unique course offers critically-engaging themes and technologies, providing skills in immersive storytelling to reflect rapid changes in the games industry.

Whether you are looking to build retail or museum installations or you want to use games to tell cinematic stories, this program explores how to craft deeply compelling, critical games and interactive work both for clients and creative practice.

The MA in Independent Games and Playable Experience Design focuses on developing aesthetic awareness, creating compelling mechanics and the ability to craft innovative narratives in games and immersive experiences. Students will be given the skills needed to run a small business and produce a quality design on a highly professional level.... [-]


Master of Arts in Design

Zurich University of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Switzerland Zurich

Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Design deepen their existing design expertise through building an expanded set of disciplinary, entrepreneurial, and research skills. Our full-time three-semester programme has a strong research orientation, requiring students to undertake an individual Master projector to choose, manage, and bring to completion a proposed cooperation project. This course model creates the ideal conditions for graduates to enter positions of responsibility in enterprises, or to set up their own agencies, or to devote themselves to teaching and research, or to pursue an academic career by undertaking doctoral work leading to a Ph.D. [+]

Im Master of Arts in Design entwickeln Designerinnen und Designer sowie Persönlichkeiten aus designverwandten Gebieten ihre Könnerschaft und erreichen eine fachliche Exzellenz. Im Zentrum des Masterstudiums steht die forschungsorientierte Arbeits- und Denkweise entlang des eigenen Designprojekts. Die Kombination aus hoher Eigenverantwortung, reflexivem und interdisziplinärem Denken, einer eigenen Designhaltung sowie unternehmerischem Handeln spielt bei der Befähigung für die weiteren Karriereschritte eine ebenso entscheidende Rolle wie die Anschlussfähigkeit zu internationaler Praxis oder weiterführender Hochschulbildung.

Das Studium orientiert sich dabei an einem forschungsorientierten Modell, in welchem die Studierenden über drei Semester fokussiert ihr individuelles Masterprojekt zur Reife entwickeln. Ergebnisse sind zukunftsorientierte Designlösungen wie auch vermittelbares Wissen und neue Methoden.... [-]