Hertfordshire International College

MA Games Art and Design

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Hertfordshire International College
In Hatfield

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Hatfield
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Hatfield
  • Duration:
    1 Year

This MA Games Art and Design degree meets the needs of the games industry. The games industry has developed dramatically from the days of the solo practitioner to become a global market where large teams of artists work in unison to create content for the next generation of interactive game technologies. The current games art and design practitioner is likely to become a specialist in one area, such as character modelling, environment creation, lighting, animating etc. This award fuses technical knowledge of real-time rendering with the aesthetic decisions and traditional skills you will need as a games artist.
On this postgraduate Games Art and Design degree, your study will include ways of thinking about the cultural resonance of your work and about the audiences it is made for, about the nature of creativity, and the role of the Cultural Industries in a modern knowledge economy. Through your study you will develop a range of project management skills, and an ability to identify and manage your own learning. You will consider the role of enterprise opportunities in commercial, professional and social environments. Enquiry, research and clear communication underpin work throughout the programme. As well as specialist modules in your chosen discipline area the programme includes modules that are shared with other postgraduate awards in the School of Creative Arts.

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Hatfield (Herefordshire)
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University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK


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· What are the objectives of this course?

The MA Games Art and Design degree allows you to develop your Games Art and Design skills and knowledge to a professional level. You will produce a commercial-standard personal portfolio that reflects the forefront of current practices in approach, style and vision. Explore the theoretical and contextual understanding of games art, its audiences and significances in our contemporary media culture. Develop professional-level enquiry, research, creative invention, project planning and management practices. On this masters degree you will learn in a multi-disciplinary environment through discussion and the exploration of ideas.

· Who is it intended for?

Particular emphasis is given to providing you with the skills necessary to further your career as an Games Artist. The course is designed to help you understand and work within the contemporary media environment. You will also acquire enquiry and information handling skills, enterprise skills in the development and presentation of ideas, in communicating in the spoken and written word, and addressing particular audiences.

· Requirements

Minimum 2.2 degree in a relevant field. Applicants should be able to demonstrate recent relevant education or experience in their chosen discipline and have an ability to communicate effectively both in their chosen media and written and spoken English. Accreditation of professional experience may be possible for practitioners without a degree.

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Randi Adler
5.0 24/12/2018
What I would highlight: Campus life was the best part of being here. I had 2 great weeks here and very much appreciate the events and environment are offered to international students. Everything abou the university was good and I feel thankful to be a part of it.
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5.0 23/10/2018
What I would highlight: Of course university have ups and downs but honestly, I feel I picked the right one.
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5.0 28/09/2018
What I would highlight: I'm enjoying university expect some modules to make sure you are prepared to learn most lecture
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5.0 11/08/2018
What I would highlight: The university is doing great for I already had a job here. The courses and support from supervisors are great to be. APart from these facilities are excellent as well.
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Marcy Mureau
5.0 07/09/2017
What I would highlight: The wifi doesn't work and its a biggest turn down.
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What you'll learn on the course

Art design
Art and design
MA Games
Professional level

Course programme


Level 7

Core Modules

  • Creative Economies - 15 Credits
  • Major Study: Games Art and Design - 60 Credits
  • Research and Enquiry - 15 Credits
  • Practice 1: Media - 30 Credits
  • Practice 2: Media - 30 Credits
  • Media Discourses - 30 Credits


  • Research and Enquiry (Online) - 15 Credits
  • Creative Economies (Online) - 15 Credits
Teaching methods

On this programme teaching and learning emphasises enquiry led project work, developing the kind of independence and autonomy that is appropriate for postgraduate education. Lectures, seminars and other discussions bring students together in multi-disciplinary groups where ideas are shared, challenged, developed. Workshops and other activities develop specific discipline centered skills and understandings while tutorials develop individual study trajectories and responses to assignment tasks and briefs.

Much of the time students are engaged in self-managed independent study, undertaking enquiries and research, developing skills, inventing and developing ideas, realizing project outcomes, exploring the cultural resonance of their work.

All students on the PG Media programme engage in an interdisciplinary project as a part of their MA study, giving them an opportunity to work with students from other disciplines in an experimental and creative way.

Work Placement

There are work related learning opportunities on this course, all students complete a live external brief as part of their coursework.

Additional information

International Students  Full time £12500 for the 2018/2019 academic year