Master in Video Games Development

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media

Program Description

Master in Video Games Development

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media

MA, MSc in Pro, Video Games Development

Gamer Camp Pro (also known as the Video Games Development MA/MSc) has been created from the ground up by the likes of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), Codemasters, Rare, Blitz Games Studios and FreestyleGames to mould the perfect recruits with not just the skills, but also the experience demanded for a career in the games industry.

On Gamer Camp: Pro, there are no dry classroom lectures, isolated distance learning, lengthy dissertations or exams. Instead, you’ll eat, sleep and breathe games with intensive tuition from industry pros, before working in teams at NTI Birmingham’s city centre media studio to create a fully working game for a series if platforms, culminating in developing a PlayStation®3 working game prototype, directly for SCEE.

You’ll work full-time hours (9-5, Mon-Thu) over 12 months , with each team given a mentor from industry to set a development brief, monitor progress and sign-off the game once it’s complete.

Successful students will gain an MA/MSc in Video Games Development from Birmingham City University.

The course was founded by Oliver Williams (Gamer Camp Studio Director) & Guy Wilday, former Studio Director at SEGA Racing Studio (SEGA Rally) and Head of Studio at Codemasters (Colin McRae Rally). Gamer Camp: Pro is taught day to day by Alex Darby (Ex-FreeStyleGames, Codemasters) and Iain Harrison (Ex-Eurocom, Free Radical).

Key Facts

On Gamer Camp Pro you'll get specialist skills training, mentoring and support from leading game developers, the chance to design and build a working game that can be published and experience every stage of the games development cycle. All this and more will help stand you head and shoulders above other graduates in your readiness for a career in the games industry.

Aspiring games artists and programmers can apply for a place (please select: Video Games Development (Gamer Camp: Pro) MA/Msc from the drop down list) on Pro, where you'll make games for PC, iPad & PS3 as part of a game development team in a game development studio

  • Real game briefs, training and mentoring from partners such as, SCEE, Codemasters, FreeStyleGames Rare and Blitz Games Studios
  • Recreates a game development studio environment in NTI Birmingham's facilities
  • Real qualifications, with an MA/MSc in Video Games Development
  • Finished games will be submitted for publication.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 13, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 year
Full time
8,000 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Birmingham, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 8,000 GBP
for UK/EU; £10,500 for international