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University for the Creative Arts: Independent & Serious Games

Institution University for the Creative Arts View institution profile
Department School of Games and Creative Technology
Telephone 01252 918291
Study type Taught


Games that have meaning beyond entertainment are the focus of our new MA Independent & Serious Games degree course at UCA Farnham.

To meet the ever-changing landscape of digital games, which are now being incorporated and used in the worlds of advertising, museums, medical training, psychology, education and theatre, this course examines how games and interactive media are constantly and deeply intertwined. It will help develop you as a new kind of interactive creator, ready for a career in experience design or independent games.

So, if you want to work in smaller and independent games studios, apply interactivity to your established creative practice, or work in industries bordering the games industry, this course is for you.

You'll combine an advanced exploration of games design with solid technical skills, in order to create games at an independent level. You'll also focus on critical analysis and thinking as you work - this will enable you to craft your games mechanics with a supporting message or a specific goal in mind.

You'll be supported in your studies by our team of academic staff and gain insight from our established industry links, and have access to our extensive facilities.


University for the Creative Arts


About UCA
The University for the Creative Arts is for specialists like you, looking for a career in the Creative Industries. Courses span Arts, Business and Technology with subjects from Acting & Performance to Virtual & Immersive Reality – with plenty in between.

Campuses are located across the South East of England in Surrey and Kent, and provide spaces where you’ll have the freedom to express yourself alongside like-minded individuals. We are a vibrant community of makers, artists, and innovators – so which ever campus you choose, you’ll feel right at home!

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