Get the edge in the highly competitive games industry. Whether you’re currently studying for a computing degree, are in the early stages of your career or want to re-train in this exciting field, this Game Programming MSc will help you to become a confident game programmer who can deliver compelling play experiences. Working with artists and designers in a studio environment that mirrors the industry, you’ll experiment with cutting-edge technologies and game programming techniques. You’ll learn technical, creative and professional skills from experienced game developers and world-leading researchers. And you’ll benefit from our industry connections and insights – several of our graduates have founded successful indie game studios. You will: Develop an imaginative approach to problem-solving, complementing your technical expertise and other highly sought-after transferable skills Learn from game developers with expertise spanning experimental gameplay, human-computer interaction, graphics and simulation, distributed systems, analytics, artificial intelligence, procedural content generation, physical computing and digital creativity Be encouraged to explore your unique creative voice and experiment freely with new technologies Undertake cutting-edge research under the supervision of subject matter specialists The Games Academy is an educational affiliate of the BCS
We welcome applicants with varied qualifications, but typically you’ll need an undergraduate degree. Our typical applicants hold an undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above, or equivalent experience. We’ll also welcome your application if you have formal or 'certified' learning (such as training courses not run by universities or colleges) and learning from work experience or self-study. This is called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and should have been gained within the last five years, and be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications. APL applicants using experience to apply should note there is a £200 application fee for entry with advanced standing or with exemption from specific modules or credit. Applicants should hold a Level 2 GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics.
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