The MA Games Enterprise is an innovative course that will give you the opportunity to develop design, production and enterprise skills. It builds upon the existing successful teaching at undergraduate degree level within this subject area that has produced award-winning game developers, SMEs, artists and designers. The Games Enterprise course is aimed at those who wish to expand their existing skills and develop their practice within an environment that functions as a small development company, but who also wishes to tailor their learning to their own specialism. Using proven industry simulation techniques and collaborative practices, this course emulates team-based activity as used within the industry. As part of the gaming course you will develop a game project that has robust documentation, detailed business strategy and, of course, a game to be proud of.
Each module will use industry standard project management software, such as Trello, Github and BaseCamp where appropriate, which will also facilitate the capturing of developmental evidence for development and research journals. Selection of modules include: •Design and Aesthetics •Technology and Engine •Contexts and Market •Playtesting, Prototyping and Evaluation •Major Project
You will study through a mixture of lectures and seminars. Guest speakers from within the industry will enhance your experience – these might be from within the areas of design, programming, development or enterprise. Towards the end of the course you will produce a final game with accompanying documentation that exemplifies the design process, play testing and evaluation, promotion and enterprise and, in addition, have opportunities to showcase your work towards publishing your final game.
An Honours degree in a related field and/or substantial professional experience in a related field. You will be expected to have some experience of design, development and production processes, such as asset production, level design, programming or enterprise/production activity. You will be interviewed and expected to bring along a portfolio of work. Equivalent accredited international qualifications are acceptable. International students need to supply a CD or DVD of their work, or a link to their personal website, to evidence their ability. Commitment to study will be considered. Where possible, video-conferencing, Skype or other communication will be used to contact you. In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.
Fees and funding
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