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.

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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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 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? ... [-]

MA Games Design

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 United Kingdom London

Rooted in experimental practice, MA Games Design ensures that students are equipped with both the technical and critical skills that allow them to produce a broad portfolio of innovative game prototypes. They also explore concepts of goal, challenge and obstacle through critical evaluation in order to understand the motive forces of play that operate in game design. [+]

Rooted in experimental practice, MA Games Design ensures that students are equipped with both the technical and critical skills that allow them to produce a broad portfolio of innovative game prototypes. They also explore concepts of goal, challenge and obstacle through critical evaluation in order to understand the motive forces of play that operate in game design.

REASONS TO APPLY Freedom to explore through practice: respond to live briefs, learn through creating, and find your unique position between coding and making. Experiences beyond the screen: make games in the widest sense – including physical, experiential, critical, and socially-reflective games across both digital and non-digital – and discover the possibilities of playable experiences. Connect with industry: engage with gaming industry professionals and plug-in to contemporary design practices through our range of guest lectures, events, trips, and visits to conferences. Develop your portfolio: create finished products, exhibit work, and graduate with a quality and diverse portfolio prepared for a career in the games, interaction and wider design industries. Collaborate beyond the boundaries of games design: work with animators, interaction designers, sound artists, graphic designers, filmmakers and more across UAL’s diverse network of artists, designers, makers and communicators. CONTENT ... [-]

MA Character Animation

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

Ideas for stories and characters, but not sure how to go about it? Want to make your drawings move? MA Character Animation appeals to designers, artists, illustrators and others who want to learn how to animate. You don't need to have had much experience of making animation before. [+]

Ideas for stories and characters, but not sure how to go about it? Want to make your drawings move? MA Character Animation appeals to designers, artists, illustrators and others who want to learn how to animate. You don't need to have had much experience of making animation before. This two-year course is very practical and will teach you all about how to make your characters do much more than move – you make them perform. You’ll learn timing, software, storytelling, character design, film language, take weekly life drawing and acting lessons, as well as looking into historical and critical approaches to animation. From the three short films students create on the course, we have had many award winners at international festivals.... [-]


MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries

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

MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries is the Culture and Enterprise programme. Our learning and teaching approaches are based on the methodologies of peer learning, reflective practice and action research. [+]

Apply your imagination by framing an original and personal research project and question existing assumptions and boundaries in one or more of the creative disciplines. Investigate your ideas through a series of real-world interventions and obtain feedback from end-users and key practitioners.

5 great reasons to apply You’ll embark on a learning journey that concludes with a very personal research project that has the potential to change your life. If you are already working in a design-related profession you’ll have the option to study the course part-time and test your ideas within your own professional practice as well as with other students. You’ll participate in an exhibition at the end of your MA journey, showcasing your project through artefacts, diaries and a synopsis of the knowledge that you have gained. You’ll develop your teamwork through the interdisciplinary and cultural cross-fertilization that our programme provides, working in groups to respond to projects that are deliberately created to get your adrenaline pumping. You’ll be challenged by short and demanding projects that deliberately ask questions that defy predictable answers such as 'Can you design and test a fully operational time machine?' Content and structure ... [-]

MA Game Art

Pearson College London
Campus Full time 11 months January 2019 United Kingdom London

Our exciting MA Game Art has been created as a response to industry demand for new creative talent and is focused on developing and nurturing your skills and creativity in preparation for a career as a game artist. [+]

The UK’s Games industry is world leading and strategically important to the future of the Creative Industries in the UK.

Games are everywhere and have grown from being mainly based on PCs and consoles to be common on phones, tablets and the web. They cut across all groups of players and by some measures the industry is bigger than the film industry.

*THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO VALIDATION

Programme Overview

Our exciting MA Game Art has been created as a response to industry demand for new creative talent and is focused on developing and nurturing your skills and creativity in preparation for a career as a game artist.

This year-long programme will allow you to develop your skills whilst working on collaborative projects just as you will in the industry. With our excellent industry links and guidance from our partners, you will benefit from learning the principles behind the creation of environments, interfaces and visual effects to a professional standard as well as the practical vocational experience needed to secure a job.... [-]


MA in Visual Effects Production (3D)

Pearson College London
Campus Full time 11 months September 2018 United Kingdom London

This course is designed to give you practical, vocational training and a fully-accredited MA qualification, so you won't just graduate, you'll graduate as a highly-skilled, highly-creative VFX professional. [+]

WOULD YOU LOVE TO CREATE MIND-BLOWING AND AWARD-WINNING VISUAL EFFECTS (VFX)?

This course is designed to give you practical, vocational training and a fully-accredited MA qualification, so you won't just graduate, you'll graduate as a highly-skilled, highly-creative VFX professional. We've teamed up with the University of Bradford to bring you a programme that goes beyond our regular 3D for VFX courses. Giving you advanced, up-to-date skills in state-of-the-art 3D VFX technologies and techniques, and an in-depth understanding of how they're used in real-world production environments.

WHY ESCAPE STUDIOS, PEARSON COLLEGE LONDON? Learn from award-winning industry professionals and experienced industry-focused tutors; our tutors have not only been behind some of the best new talents in their field but have an impressive array of achievements from their time practising what they preach All graduates produce an industry-standard showreel as an output of their course State-of-the-art, studio-style facilities in a great London location Ongoing alumni support following graduation - our 2000+ alumni are spread far and wide enjoying careers at the best studios in the business Free online primer course - bring your foundation skills up to speed before you start Access Escape's Virtual Learning Environment for free extra resources to support your training - throughout your course and for 12 months after you graduate Get help and advice on your CV, showreel and job applications Our small class sizes ensure that we deliver a personalised, student-led approach to learning Sign up for free Autodesk software when you join our Autodesk Education Community... [-]