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16 Master of Science Programs in Computer Arts

Computers are glorious machines that make all kinds of seemingly impossible things possible. Earning a Master of Science in Computer Arts could help students understand more about computers, the effect of art on society and potential careers in the computer industry. What is an MSc in Computer Arts? The computer arts look at developing artwork, software and other interactive content using computer… Read more

Computers are glorious machines that make all kinds of seemingly impossible things possible. Earning a Master of Science in Computer Arts could help students understand more about computers, the effect of art on society and potential careers in the computer industry.

What is an MSc in Computer Arts? The computer arts look at developing artwork, software and other interactive content using computers. Coursework usually involves intensive study of graphic design, web design, visual communication and video technology. Additional classes may cover such topics as art history, fine art theory and coding. Before graduating, students may also be required to complete some sort of thesis project. Studies usually take one to two years to complete.

There are many benefits to studying the computer arts. Students may learn more about marketing strategies and web design, which is important in an increasingly technological society. The computer industry does not seem to be going away any time soon, which also means that graduates of such programs are likely to find the skills they learn to be useful for years to come.

Prospective students should try to factor in tuition as well as the cost of a computer and software when determining the cost of a program. To gain a clearer understanding of how much a particular program is likely to cost, contact the admission office of the school of your choice.

While earning a Master of Science in Computer Arts prepares many students to pursue a PhD, some choose to enter the workforce or are recruited by software or entertainment companies. Graduates of the program may be able to find work as multimedia designers, web designers, content creators and animators. Whether a student chooses to focus more on the art side or scientific side of the program could determine the type of career that is likely to be pursued.

Earning an MSc in Computer Arts can be fun and useful. To learn more about the coursework and benefits of such studies, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Utrecht University
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The Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology focuses on the technological aspects of gaming and multimedia in the context of computer science. Curious about this progra ... +

The Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology focuses on the technological aspects of gaming and multimedia in the context of computer science. Curious about this programme? -
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University of Malta
Valletta, Malta

The MSc in Digital Games brings together students from many backgrounds to create innovative and exciting digital games. Students are encouraged to explore their personal appr ... +

The MSc in Digital Games brings together students from many backgrounds to create innovative and exciting digital games. Students are encouraged to explore their personal approach to game creation by combining their game design education with either critical analysis or technology specializations. -
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Unicaf University (ZM)
Lusaka, Zambia

During this course, students will be able to study basic principles within the Web Design world and become fully equipped with all the necessary skills and knowledge so as to ... +

During this course, students will be able to study basic principles within the Web Design world and become fully equipped with all the necessary skills and knowledge so as to become successful web designers and developers. The course will enable students to become efficiently equipped with all the necessary skills and knowledge in order to advance in international organizations and achieve positive results when operating in executive positions. -
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University of Lincoln
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MSc Games Development and Design are designed to build on students’ existing computer programming skills, providing them with the knowledge and expertise to develop contempora ... +

MSc Games Development and Design are designed to build on students’ existing computer programming skills, providing them with the knowledge and expertise to develop contemporary video games using a variety of advanced tools and platforms such as virtual reality. Industry context is an important aspect of this programme, and students can study game design topics that are applicable to working within the sector and to independent game creation, as well as familiarise themselves with research techniques that are appropriate for further postgraduate study. -
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University of Southern Denmark
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This MSc is a multi-disciplinary graduate program that combines IT, communication and organization. We emphasize the interaction between humans and information technology and ... +

This MSc is a multi-disciplinary graduate program that combines IT, communication and organization. We emphasize the interaction between humans and information technology and combine research-based knowledge with challenges from practice. -
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Explore the simulation, edutainment, or visualization landscape as you enhance your game design and development skills to create truly innovative games.

Explore the simulation, edutainment, or visualization landscape as you enhance your game design and development skills to create truly innovative games. -
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University of Skövde
Norrmalm, Sweden

Sweden is a leading nation in games, and Skövde is the leading Swedish city in which to study game development. As a master's student in game development, you will be a part o ... +

Sweden is a leading nation in games, and Skövde is the leading Swedish city in which to study game development. As a master's student in game development, you will be a part of this ecosystem and benefit from a competitive advantage in a career within the international game industry. -
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Full Sail University
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The Game Design master of science program prepares you for a specialized role in the gaming industry by teaching the skills needed to contribute to multidisciplinary developme ... +

The Game Design master of science program prepares you for a specialized role in the gaming industry by teaching the skills needed to contribute to multidisciplinary development teams. The coursework focuses on user experience research, production, and design - culminating with a game capstone experience. You’ll choose a track that allows you to focus on your chosen area of expertise, whether that’s working as a user experience researcher, producer, or game designer to create and publish games, or specializing in a genre or industry niche to evaluate and enhance existing real-world products. -
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Tampere University
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University of Suffolk
Ipswich, United Kingdom

The MSc Games Development course provides students with a higher-level understanding and direct professional experience through a multidisciplinary approach across commercial ... +

The MSc Games Development course provides students with a higher-level understanding and direct professional experience through a multidisciplinary approach across commercial game projects. -
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Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
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The study branch consists of two closely related specializations, Computer Graphics and Computer Game Development. The Computer Graphics specialization offers training in a wi ... +

The study branch consists of two closely related specializations, Computer Graphics and Computer Game Development. The Computer Graphics specialization offers training in a wide range of visual sciences, including geometric modeling, rendering (image synthesis) as well as the basics of image analysis and computer vision. -
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Trinity College Dublin
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Staffordshire University
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This 1-year course will help you develop excellent skills in 3D modelling and sculpting or computer games design theory and application...

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

The two-year MSc programme in Games provides you with technical and social science knowledge on how computer games work, how they are designed and how they have a social impac ... +

The two-year MSc programme in Games provides you with technical and social science knowledge on how computer games work, how they are designed and how they have a social impact on us. -
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