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34 Masters Programs in Game Design

For people who love games and who would love to make a career out of the production and the distribution of games, there is no better master degree to get enrolled in other than a masters degree in game design. This masters program focuses on the professionalism of the gaming world. Creativity is part of the program and hence the reason why the program calls for people who have a passion for the p… Read more

For people who love games and who would love to make a career out of the production and the distribution of games, there is no better master degree to get enrolled in other than a masters degree in game design. This masters program focuses on the professionalism of the gaming world. Creativity is part of the program and hence the reason why the program calls for people who have a passion for the production of games. The gaming industry has grown over the years and presently, it is a multi-billion dollar industry with fierce competition globally. This calls for graduates who are not only bright enough but who are ready to face the real world and to compete favorably in it. A master in game design is expected to hone their skills set while undertaking the program, have the ability to make informed decisions, be ready for the fast pace in the market and to be up to date as far as gaming technology is concerned. Securing a job as a graduate of this masters program is not easy. The job market requires people with a high skills set that is gained out of thorough training and experience. The masters program is being offered online by a number of universities; therefore, the accessibility of the program is on the increase. Some of the skills that a master of game design should have include: ability to manage project teams, develop marketing campaigns and deal with logistics problems that may face the distribution of the product. Some of the illustrious career titles that await a graduate of this masters program include: producer, art director, animator, storyboard artist, level designer, creative designer, and lead game designer.

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Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington , New Zealand

If you are interested in pursuing both a creative and a technical career and are thinking about working in one of the many emerging technology industries in Wellington, or eve ... +

If you are interested in pursuing both a creative and a technical career and are thinking about working in one of the many emerging technology industries in Wellington, or even globally, the Master of Design Technology (MDT) may be for you. It’s an exciting one-year (full-time) 180-point professional Master’s degree that starts in March each year provides students with the skills needed to work in highly technical design professions like visual effects (VFX), game design, animation, 3D motion graphics, and multimedia design. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
02 Mar 2021
01 Dec 2020
Campus
Online
 
Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Saint Ives , United Kingdom

Become a confident and daring indie game developer, producing vibrant and engaging experiences for gamers. The course is part of Falmouth’s Games Academy, one of the largest d ... +

Become a confident and daring indie game developer, producing vibrant and engaging experiences for gamers. The course is part of Falmouth’s Games Academy, one of the largest dedicated game development studio spaces of any UK university. In 2020 it was featured in The Princeton Review as one of the top 50 games schools in the world. As an MA Indie Game Development student, you'll benefit from our 'doing it for real' approach. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
23 Jan 2021
11 Jan 2021
Online
 
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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Utrecht University
Utrecht , Netherlands

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? -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Universal Arts School
Los Angeles , USA +2 More

Learn to program within the most used video game engines on the market, UNREAL ENGINE and UNITY. You will learn and / or delve into languages such as C ++, C and C #. In this ... +

Learn to program within the most used video game engines on the market, UNREAL ENGINE and UNITY. You will learn and / or delve into languages such as C ++, C and C #. In this training, all sections of Video Games programming are learned in depth and you are prepared to present a final project. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Spanish
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich , United Kingdom

Combine creative flair and technical skill on the MA Games Masters degree course at the UK’s Best Educational Institution (2017 TIGA Games Industry Awards).

Combine creative flair and technical skill on the MA Games Masters degree course at the UK’s Best Educational Institution (2017 TIGA Games Industry Awards). -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Klagenfurt - Faculty of Technical Sciences
Klagenfurt , Austria

The Master’s degree in Game Studies and Engineering at the University of Klagenfurt is an interdisciplinary program, instructing students on technical as well as analytical an ... +

The Master’s degree in Game Studies and Engineering at the University of Klagenfurt is an interdisciplinary program, instructing students on technical as well as analytical and ethical issues regarding video games and other games. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Full Sail University
Winter Park , USA

The Mobile Gaming master of science degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective and creative mobile game design, produ ... +

The Mobile Gaming master of science degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective and creative mobile game design, production, and delivery. In this program, you’ll conduct graduate-level mobile gaming research, explore emerging technologies, and apply theoretical concepts to game design and development. You’ll demonstrate your knowledge in a culminating thesis – and by creating a fully playable mobile game of your own design. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
English
Online
 
University of Skövde
Norrmalm , Sweden

Sweden is a leading nation in the global game industry, and Skövde is the leading Swedish city in which to study game development. Here you will find four master's programmes ... +

Sweden is a leading nation in the global game industry, and Skövde is the leading Swedish city in which to study game development. Here you will find four master's programmes in games, eight bachelor's programmes covering all disciplines of game development, extensive game research, a successful game incubator, and last but not least, a large number of game companies. -
Master
Full-time
English
30 Aug 2021
15 Jan 2021
Campus
 
ArtFX
Montpellier , France

"Come play in the court of the grandmasters”

"Come play in the court of the grandmasters” -
Master
Full-time
5 years
English
Campus
 
Academy of Art University
San Francisco , USA

The MFA Game Development program allows students to further their careers by synthesizing traditional art and design fundamentals with today’s groundbreaking technologies. Stu ... +

The MFA Game Development program allows students to further their careers by synthesizing traditional art and design fundamentals with today’s groundbreaking technologies. Students level up their skills through hands-on prototyping of game mechanics and art creation, followed by creating a thesis project and an industry-quality portfolio. -
Master
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Campus
Online
 
AAS College
Thessaloniki , Greece

MA Design that focuses in Animation allows practitioners in animation to explore opportunities that cross established boundaries or develop in-depth aspects of practice beyond ... +

MA Design that focuses in Animation allows practitioners in animation to explore opportunities that cross established boundaries or develop in-depth aspects of practice beyond usual levels. This postgraduate course aims to develop the student's personal philosophies on design with a view to developing a personal area of specialism. -
MA
Full-time
13 months
English
Campus
 
Tampere University
Tampere , Finland

Expanding from entertainment to other areas of life, games have grown into a form of culture and human interaction that is a crucial part of our social life and current media ... +

Expanding from entertainment to other areas of life, games have grown into a form of culture and human interaction that is a crucial part of our social life and current media landscape. Master's Degree Programme in Game Studies provides an in-depth view of the fundamental character and development of games and play. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
13 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Falmouth University
Penryn , United Kingdom

Are you an artist who is passionate about games? Do you want to develop art skills to meet the challenges of the games industry? At Falmouth, you'll work with Programmers and ... +

Are you an artist who is passionate about games? Do you want to develop art skills to meet the challenges of the games industry? At Falmouth, you'll work with Programmers and Designers in a studio environment to make innovative and arresting art for games. -
MA
Full-time
Campus
 

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