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University of Plymouth: Game Design

Institution University of Plymouth View institution profile
Department School of Art, Design and Architecture View department profile
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
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Take your skills to the next level with MA Game Design. This course provides a mix of industry skills, set within a critical and creative framework. Refine 3D modeling, 2D art and animation skills, along with level design and gameplay coding. Use game and media theory to inform your practical work, and design processes to innovate within the field. Games industry experts will guide you through aspects of game design and development, game theory, and industrial contexts.

The course is supported by cutting edge facilities, from the Immersive Media Lab, that incorporates Motion Capture, Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and Full Dome technologies, to the Make Lab hacking and prototyping space and Digital Fabrication Labs. The course boasts state-of-the art gaming PC suites, as well as a fleet of Apple Macs, running Unity, Unreal, Maya, Subtance Painter and Z Brush, as well Adobe CC.

During the Masters you will develop your portfolio, and in the final module, work as a team to produce and ship a fully-fledged game. In a friendly and vibrant setting, you will learn industry-standard software and practices, and have access to the latest hardware, including high-spec gaming PCs and VR headsets. Create living worlds, working individually and teaming-up with other students.

Game, Development, Design, Art, Programming, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Gamification, Ludology, Play, Interaction


University of Plymouth
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business 








Make a difference with a masters.
At Plymouth, we’re making a real difference to the world around us. Within the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Business, we are transforming the business world, creating a sustainable future through art and design innovation, driving meaningful change to enrich our societies and communities, and exploring how and why people learn to better inclusion, policy, and family outcomes.

We bring together today’s most valuable subjects to empower you to personalise your journey, expand your thinking, realise your ambitions, and pursue your passions. Whether you …

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