Masters Programs in Game Design

Compare 11 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 Of Artistic Director In Video Game Creation

Autograf
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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. ... [-]

Master of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies & Games Design)

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time 16 months November 2018 Singapore

Electronic games and animation are now an integral part of the enormous global entertainment industry. Social networking and online video share sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube attract hundreds of millions of users worldwide. [+]

In the expanding e-Business/e-Commerce industry, there is a growing global demand for graduates skilled with a mix of marketing, management, internet, multimedia, computing, networking, software technologies and business operation skills.

Our Master of Information Technology program provides practical and relevant skills to allow graduates of different disciplines to move into the IT industry

Students have an opportunity to specialize in Business Informatics, Computing and Networking or Interactive Technologies and Games Design.

Interactive Technologies and Games Design focuses on both the front and back end integration of interactive technologies - Web 2.0 applications, Digital Media, Web/Mobile Technologies and platforms, 2D/3D Graphics, Animation, Games Design, Computation Arts, Interactive Visualisation, Autonomous Simulation and Virtual Worlds... [-]


Master in Game 3D Tech

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2018 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.

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Master in Interactive Design and Game Development

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 Hong Kong Sham Shui Po USA Savannah Atlanta France Lacoste + 4 more

At SCAD, we take games seriously. Our interactive design and game development program has won the top prize in the E3 College Game Competition for two years running, along with receiving praise from The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review. [+]

It's not just a game — it's a career

At SCAD, we take games seriously. Our interactive design and game development program has won the top prize in the E3 College Game Competition for two years running, along with receiving praise from The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review. From participation in professional conferences to opportunities to collaborate with industry giants, our students have every chance to capitalize on their passion for interactive design. We'll provide the top-of-the-line tools, the outstanding faculty and the advanced curriculum you need — you just bring your A-game.

M.A. in interactive design and game development

Available at: - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning... [-]


Master Of Specialization In Design And Art 3d Games

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Full time 13 months Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The goal is for students to advance their knowledge specializing in 3D video game art. It will work on modeling, texturing and animating creatures, advanced animation, facial animation and Oculus. [+]

Next call: October 2016 - REGISTRATION OPEN Duration: 10 months + 3 months of final project. Sleeps: 10-12 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose

The goal is for students to advance their knowledge specializing in 3D video game art. It will work on modeling, texturing and animating creatures, advanced animation, facial animation and Oculus. Students will complete a final project and as part of other training classes 3D will participate in a workshop production.

It is aimed at both experienced 3D professionals and students in the sector to have a solid knowledge in 3D.

Requirements

3D demonstrable knowledge and experience in the sector. It is recommended to have an interview with the teacher and the presentation of demo reel.... [-]


Master Superior Design And Art 3d Games

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Full time 28 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

Teach students to control the entire creative and technical process to generate a 3D game from scratch working environments, character design, modeling, sculpting, texturing, rigging, animation, visual effects exportable, creating tools for production, creation detail end and optimization of all the material for use in the 3D graphics engine to the advanced modeling and animation (creatures) facial animation and Oculus. [+]

Next call: October 2016 - REGISTRATION OPEN Duration: 2 academic years + 4 months Final Project Sleeps: 10-12 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose

Teach students to control the entire creative and technical process to generate a 3D game from scratch working environments, character design, modeling, sculpting, texturing, rigging, animation, visual effects exportable, creating tools for production, creation detail end and optimization of all the material for use in the 3D graphics engine to the advanced modeling and animation (creatures) facial animation and Oculus.

It is aimed at anyone who wants to work in the field of 3D video games, people who come from the world of 3D programming, traditional and 3D animation, audiovisual, multimedia or computer.... [-]


Masters In Design And Art 3d Games

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Full time 16 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The aim is to teach students to control the entire creative and technical process to generate a 3D game from creating environments, to character design, modeling, sculpting, rigging, texturing, animation, visual effects exportable, creating tools for production, creating extreme detail and optimization of all the material for use in the 3D graphics engine in real time using the latest techniques in the industry as low poly modeling, rigging by geometry, normal mapping, LOD (level of detail), light mapping and shading. [+]

Next call: October 2016 - REGISTRATION OPEN Duration: 13 months + 3 months Final Project Places: 10 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose

The aim is to teach students to control the entire creative and technical process to generate a 3D game from creating environments, to character design, modeling, sculpting, rigging, texturing, animation, visual effects exportable, creating tools for production, creating extreme detail and optimization of all the material for use in the 3D graphics engine in real time using the latest techniques in the industry as low poly modeling, rigging by geometry, normal mapping, LOD (level of detail), light mapping and shading.

It is aimed at anyone who wants to work in the field of 3D Video: people who come from the world of 3D programming, 3D animation or traditional, the audiovisual sector.... [-]


Master’s Degree in Videogame Programming

U-Tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital
Campus Full time 600 hours September 2018 Spain Madrid

The U-tad's Master's Degree in Videogame Programming covers all essential knowledge needed for programming videogames, providing students with all they need to know to dive into this exciting professional world... [+]

Master’s Degree in Videogame Programming

The U-tad's Master's Degree in Videogame Programming covers all essential knowledge needed for programming videogames, providing students with all they need to know to dive into this exciting professional world.

Through this program, students will learn to work with 3D objects and environments, created game entities with behaviors and movement of varying complexity and capture and manage entry data from a player through the wide range of available devices.

On finishing the program, students will carry out an End of Master’s Degree Project, where they will go through the whole process of creating, designing and programming a real videogame where they will have to prove all the knowledge acquired during the program. This End Project will be carried out together with other students from the Master’s Degree in Game Design and Master’s Degree in Art & Visual Design for Videogames.... [-]


Master’s Degree in Game Design

U-Tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital
Campus Full time 600 hours September 2018 Spain Madrid

The Master's Degree in Game Design at the U-tad specializes students in designing videogames, preparing them to steer their career towards any of the so-called "interactive entertainment" disciplines... [+]

Master’s Degree in Game Design

The Master's Degree in Game Design at the U-tad specializes students in designing videogames, preparing them to steer their career towards any of the so-called "interactive entertainment" disciplines.

The content of this Master’s Degree builds on the foundations of videogame design, their practical applications and human and material resource management, just like the entertainment industry requires. Plus, students on the U-tad’s Master’s Degree in Game Design will learn to apply the concept of Gamification in digital environments and contexts other than videogames, understanding problem mechanics and solutions.

The Master’s final Project will be carried out together with other students form other videogame-related Master’s Degrees at the U-tad: Master´s Degree in Art & Visual Design for Videogames and the Master’s Degree in Videogame Programming. This joint project allows for a full scale project to be developed, drawing on the different roles and processes found in real-world industry, resulting in a fully viable videogame being created, designed and programmed.... [-]


Master’s Degree in Art & Visual Design for Videogames

U-Tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital
Campus Full time 600 hours September 2018 Spain Madrid

The U-tad's Master's Degree in Art & Visual Design for Videogames provides students with all the knowledge they need to dive into a the professional sector as videogame artists, to be responsible for creation, art and visual design of videogames. [+]

Master’s Degree in Art & Visual Design for Videogames

The U-tad's Master's Degree in Art & Visual Design for Videogames provides students with all the knowledge they need to dive into a the professional sector as videogame artists, to be responsible for creation, art and visual design of videogames.

Students will carry out and present an End of Master’s Degree Project that will go through the whole process necessary for creating diverse visual materials, using all the Learning Outcomes they have acquired throughout the Master’s Degree program and subject to simulated conditions, such as budget, timing and resources. This End Project will be carried out together with other students form other videogame-related Master’s Degrees at the U-tad: Master’s Degree in Game Design & Master’s Degree in Videogame Programming.... [-]


Professional Masters in Games Development

Abertay University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 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 study The goal of the MProf in Games Development is to turn graduates into professional developers by placing them into development teams, with... [-]