Masters Programs in Game Design

Compare 12 Masters Programs in Game Design

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 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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Master in Art and Visual Design of Videogames

U-TAD Centro Universitario De Tecnología Y Arte Digital
Campus Full time Part time 600 hours October 2019 Spain Madrid + 1 more

Prepare yourself with the necessary skills so that you are able to conceive and build all the visual content of a videogame or high quality entertainment product. You will learn subjects such as the design of visual content, visual narrative, modeling, texture and animation of environments and characters. [+]

Masters in Game Design. Call: October 2019 (limited places)Place: Campus U-TADHours: Monday to Thursday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pmDuration: 600 hoursLanguage: SpanishModality: On-site

Prepare yourself with the necessary skills so that you are able to conceive and build all the visual content of a videogame or high quality entertainment product. You will learn subjects such as the design of visual content, visual narrative, modeling, texture and animation of environments and characters.

You will face an eminently practical training in which you will live the experience of creating your own video game. You will work in the same way as in the major studios, forming part of multidisciplinary teams with students from other videogame masters.... [-]


Master in Videogame Programming

U-TAD Centro Universitario De Tecnología Y Arte Digital
Campus Full time Part time 600 hours October 2019 Spain Madrid + 1 more

Specialize in professional development and programming. You will learn to work with 3D objects and environments, to create game entities with behaviors and movements as well as to capture and manage the input data of a player through the multiple available devices. [+]

Call: October 2019 (limited places)Place: Campus U-TADHours: Monday to Thursday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pmDuration: 600 hoursLanguage: SpanishModality: On-site

Specialize in professional development and programming. You will learn to work with 3D objects and environments, to create game entities with behaviors and movements as well as to capture and manage the input data of a player through the multiple available devices.

You will face an eminently practical training in which you will live the experience of creating your own video game. You will work in the same way as in the large studios, forming part of multidisciplinary teams with students from other school programs.... [-]


Master in Game Design

U-TAD Centro Universitario De Tecnología Y Arte Digital
Campus Full time Part time 600 hours October 2019 Spain Madrid + 1 more

Conceiving, designing and building a video game is possible using all the skills acquired during the course of the Master in Game Design. Master students will learn about subjects such as Logic, Mechanics and Aesthetics of videogames, Scripting, Level Design, Narrative or Gamification. [+]

Call: October 2019 (limited places)Place: Campus U-TADHours: Monday to Thursday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pmDuration: 600 hoursLanguage: SpanishModality: On-site

Conceiving, designing and building a video game is possible using all the skills acquired during the course of the Master in Game Design. Master students will learn about subjects such as Logic, Mechanics and Aesthetics of videogames, Scripting, Level Design, Narrative or Gamification.

You will face an eminently practical training in which you will live the experience of creating your own video game. You will work in the same way as in the large studios, forming part of multidisciplinary teams with students from other school programs.... [-]


Máster Oficial Universitario en Creación de Videojuegos*

ESNE - Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Inovación y Tecnología
Campus Full time 10 months October 2019 Spain Madrid

Fórmate en la industria del entretenimiento digital en la primera Escuela Universitaria en impartir formación del sector con las especialidades con más futuro en Diseño y Desarrollo de Videojuegos [+]

Fórmate en la industria del entretenimiento digital en la primera Escuela Universitaria en impartir formación del sector con las especialidades con más futuro en Diseño y Desarrollo de Videojuegos.

La industria del videojuego está viviendo un nuevo impulso como consecuencia de tres fenómenos que se analizan en las especializaciones únicas que ofrece este Master:

• Videojuegos para dispositivos móviles• E-Sports• Videojuegos para la educación

Los participantes en el programa podrán capacitarse en la Creación y Diseño de Videojuegos trabajando la concepción de la idea del juego, el diseño, la planificación, la producción, el desarrollo y las pruebas. Se trata de un Master apasionante por la diversidad y profundidad de los contenidos impartidos, que abarca tres especialidades de muy alto potencial de crecimiento, tremendamente novedosas en nuestro país.... [-]


Master in Video Game Design and Development

VIU - Universidad Internacional de Valencia
Online 1 year October 2019 Spain Valencia

The video game industry is constantly booming, and not coincidentally. Technological advances facilitate the development of more and better experiences, with multiple platforms-consoles, computers, mobile devices, etc.-occupying different niches that reach more people. [+]

There are Scholarships and Aids options

The video game industry is constantly booming, and not coincidentally. Technological advances facilitate the development of more and better experiences, with multiple platforms-consoles, computers, mobile devices, etc.-occupying different niches that reach more people.

Definition of the program

This Master prepares you to enter the labor market in a competitive way in the multiple roles required by videogame creation studios. Through the two specializations offered, Art and Programming, you will acquire a global perspective in the production of digital products for entertainment.

What makes this master unique?Game Engine subject aligned with the official certification of Unity.Improvement of the videogame development process through different tools and automation.Consideration for new trends such as eSports, gamification and technologies such as virtual reality to maximize impact.Two specialties: Art and Programming.Intense relationship between the knowledge acquired and its applicability in the videogame industry.Active teaching team in the video game industry.Professional outings... [-]

Master in Game 3D Tech

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2019 France Paris

This course allows each student to further develop their skills in the field of video game design. [+]

This course allows each student to further develop their skills in the field of video game design. PROGRAMME SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH IN SEPTEMBER 2016

The approach of video games as designed by this course at LISAA implies that the students learn about techniques that will allow them to create Physically Based Rendering (PBR) used in AAA video games productions.

Students further their skills in directing, development of realist shaders, software use (Substance, Maya...) and Unreal engine, combining 2-D and 3-D techniques for complex projects and optimising a production schedule. This approach leads to an in-depth knowledge of the entire pipeline for 3-D video game production.

MASTER-EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION ... [-]

Professional Masters in Games Development

Abertay University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Dundee

As postgraduate students, highly-talented individuals work within games development teams towards the production of innovative computer games solutions. Working closely with a team of full-time staff who are highly-experienced in... [+]

Professional Masters in Games Development

Why choose this course?

Develop core development skills through applied project work, supported by experienced industry practitioners Enhance skills in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration through teamwork with students and practitioners from other areas of games development Apply developing technologies and practices to your own projects, and demonstrate your work to leading industry figures Nurture relationships with fellow developers, industry professionals and companies through your demonstrable skill in the creation of games, industrial mentorships and published research.

The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education at Abertay University offers a unique postgraduate experience, specifically designed in discussion with game industry partners, and identified by one leading CEO as, ‘The course the Games Industry has been waiting for!’. As postgraduate students, highly-talented individuals work within games development teams towards the production of innovative computer games solutions. Working closely with a team of full-time staff who are highly experienced in both the games industry and in academic teaching, and under the guidance and mentorship of computer games industry representatives, you will develop professional skills and knowledge relevant to identified development roles within the industry. During the course of your studies, you will ultimately be expected to demonstrate applied excellence in your specialist area, as well as professionalism, flexibility, the ability to adapt in team working situations, and creativity and innovation towards product development. What you studyThe goal of the MProf in Games Development is to turn graduates into professional developers by placing them into development teams, with... [-]


Master in Videogame Programming

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Los Angeles Spain Valencia + 3 more

Learn to equip your video games with artificial intelligence. Learn to program within the most used video game engines on the market, UNREAL ENGINE and UNITY. You will learn and/or deepen in languages ​​such as JavaScript, C ++, HTML, PHP, MySQL, Three.js and C #. In this 8-month master, all the sections of the Videogames program are learned in depth and prepare you to present a final project. [+]

Learn to equip your video games with artificial intelligence.

Learn to program within the most used video game engines on the market, UNREAL ENGINE and UNITY. You will learn and / or deepen in languages such as JavaScript, C ++, HTML, PHP, MySQL, Three.js and C #. In this 8-month master, all the sections of the Videogames program are learned in depth and prepare you to present a final project.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at professionals in the sector as well as people who want to build a professional career in the video game programming sector. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates since it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional sector. With this training, the person gets a new professional category as a multiplatform video game programmer. There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]


Master in Videogame Art

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Los Angeles Spain Valencia + 3 more

The most complete education for creating video games. Learn industry techniques to create fantastic worlds, design racing cars, create legendary heroes and villains or prepare sports competitions, as well as bring them to life to include them in a video game. [+]

The most complete education for creating video games.

Learn industry techniques to create fantastic worlds, design racing cars, create legendary heroes and villains or prepare sports competitions, as well as bring them to life to include them in a video game.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at both professionals in the field and people who want to build a career in the field of Animation and/or Production CGI. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates since it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional field. With this training, the person obtains the professional category of CG Artist that can work on Film, Shorts, Advertising, Video Games, etc. There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]


Master of artistic director in video game creation

Autograf
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 France Paris

This Master wants to be very concrete. It is built around the student video game project. These will have to design, develop, publish and market their game. [+]

Pascal Luban, game designer and creative director (Ubisoft, Activision, Sony, DICE), is the reference professional who is in charge of educational validation of this training.

This Master wants to be very concrete. It is built around the student video game project. These will have to design, develop, publish and market their game. If it knows the success, they can even generate revenue. And if that is not the case, the fact of seeing his name associated with a published game is a great business card.

Program:

Advanced Academic Training: Computer Graphics, Programming, Design - Introduction to new skills: Marketing, project management, legal bases - Development of a game concept and its prototype. Game Development - Preparing the marketing campaign - Publication and marketing of the game (monitoring of the community, continuing the communication campaign, animation game) - Academic Advanced training to prepare them for setting up their own studio: Entrepreneurship, management - Preparation of a second project (individual or group) that students will seek to develop after the master. ... [-]

Game Art & Game Design

ArtFX
Campus Full time 5 years September 2019 France Montpellier

"Come play in the court of the grandmasters” [+]

VIDEO GAME IN 5 YEARS (Master’s degree equivalent)

Goals of the Video Game Cursus Acquire advanced artistic and technical skills in the field of gaming: video games, traditional games and new forms (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Alternative Reality) Learn how to learn and how to understand what you learn Master professional studio habits: knowledge of the trades and the video game industry, iterative development methodology, artistic direction, production management and follow-up, audiovisual law, management, business creation Master the software: UE4, Unity 5, Game Maker Studio 2, CryEngine, 3ds Max, Painter / Designer Substance, Maya, Zbrush, SpeedTree, Houdini, etc.

GAME DESIGN OR GAME ART - CHOOSE BETWEEN 2 SPECIALIZATIONS... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Game Design

NYU | Tisch
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA New York

The NYU Game Center MFA is a 2-year Master of Fine Arts degree in Game Design. Located within NYU’s famous Tisch School of the Arts, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other forms of art, media, and culture. [+]

Overview

The NYU Game Center is dedicated to the exploration of games as a cultural form and game design as a creative practice. Our approach to the study of games is based on a simple idea: games matter.

We train the next generation of game designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and critics, to advance the field of games by creating a context for advanced scholarship and groundbreaking work.

The NYU Game Center MFA is an intensive creative environment. As a student, at any given moment you will be creating one or more game projects, from small prototypes to a large-scale thesis. At the same time, you will also be involved in analysis and discussion, from critiquing the work of other students to in-depth research on an original topic. And there will also be plenty of game playing too- our game library contains thousands of digital and non-digital games. Play, creation, and analysis complement and inform each other to create a unique educational experience.... [-]