MSc in 3D Computer Games Design

General

Program Description

MSc in 3D Computer Games Design

This 1-year course will help you develop excellent skills in 3D modelling and sculpting or computer games design theory and application.

Course outline

The award has been designed along with our industry partners and delivers up-to-date content using industry standard software that meets current and future 3D games industry demands. It will allow you to develop and further your ability, building on knowledge and skills acquired in your first degree and expanding into areas related to computer games design.

It will enhance your abilities in research, problem-solving and management and you will apply knowledge and skills to solving complex design and 3D problems during your dissertation project. The award integrates current industry paradigms into both the assessment and research opportunities which aim to help you get into either the games industry or academia.

Graduate destinations

Our MSc graduates work in professional roles at top studios like Microsoft, Rare, Rockstar, Codemasters and Travellers Tales. Our students also go on to form their own companies.

We have students working on all sorts of games from indie Kickstarter games like War for the Overworld to the latest Xbox One titles and massive hits like Grand Theft Auto 5.

Career Prospects: Character artist, Environment modeller, Vehicle artist, Game Designer, Producer, User Interface Artist.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 or above undergraduate qualification (or equivalent) is required to join the master's programme. Entry Requirements IELTS score of a minimum of 6.5. For students opting to focus on 3D Modelling, you will need to present a portfolio of past work to the award leader.

Modules studied

Advanced Games Environment Design and Research

Design and create fantastic environments or apply to a broad range of advanced research techniques to analyse complex problems in environment production.

Advanced Character Prototyping

The study and application of character design, character inventory, physics, controls, animations and character statistics. 3D creation of next-generation characters covering sculpting, texturing, hair and advanced shaders.

Advanced Vehicle and Weapon Prototyping

Hard surface modelling for weapons, rigging, particle dynamics and weapon textures or the research and application of theory related to weapon profiling, effects, weapon systems, vehicle performance management, handling and physics.

Mobile Games Development

Students work in teams to produce mobile games experiencing QA, Monetisation and Platform Optimisation progressing from concept to a published product.

Computer Games Design Dissertation

The dissertation will allow you to extend and unify your understanding of a chosen subject as developed in the previous modules, supported by an academic supervisor.

Last updated January 2018

About the School

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