Take your computer game development skills to the next level. Gain experience in multi-disciplinary working in our specialist studios and create an advanced portfolio.
Skilled games designers are in high demand in the UK’s £3.78 billion video games industry.
If you have a first degree in computer science or a similar technical degree, our MSc Computer Games Development (Computing) will give you the skills and confidence to create advanced level games.
Study, plan, produce and test games in our Computer Game Development studio and hub, and gain the technical design skills to publish successfully across a range of platforms.
As a Computer Games Development (Computing) student at ARU, you’ll study in Cambridge, home to developers including Jagex, Frontier Developments and Ninja Theory. Learn from guest speakers and work on live briefs from companies such as Sony and Sumo Digital.
We’ll give you the opportunity to create games both on your own and working in multi-skilled teams alongside students on our MA Computer Games Development (Art).
As well as furthering your development skills, you’ll focus on games programming and tailor your research project so you can concentrate on developing skills in an area you’re passionate about.
Boost your career prospects by taking part in events such as our gaming festival Brains Eden. Everything you design will build into a portfolio to help you secure your dream job when you graduate.
The East of England has 135 active games companies, while Cambridge accounts for nearly 20% of the UK computer games industry, so ARU is a great place to study your postgraduate degree and build connections with major games developers.
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As a Computer Games student at ARU, you’ll benefit from:
Our dedicated Computer Graphics Technical Officer will be on hand to offer training and support. You can also get training in the use of all our creative facilities.
Our new digital workshop includes a variety of computer aided manufacturing machines, helping you learn up to date manufacturing and design processes as well as supporting many traditional techniques. These technologies include:
Join our postgraduate student community and:
Our Creative Showcase shines a spotlight on what makes ARU creative and cultural – our spaces, places and people. Find out more about our community, the difference we make, the stories we tell, and the things that inspire us.
Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.
Course Leader, MA Computer Games Development (Art) / MSc Computer Games Development (Computing)
It can take up to three years to create a game, from initial concept to the finished product. One game can involve up to 200 professionals working as a team.
As a game developer, you could design the visual styling as well as how it plays. You could be involved with animation, creating audio, programming, testing and producing.
Our MSc Computer Games Development (Computing) will also equip you to develop ‘serious’ games. These are used in rehabilitation, education and training, defence, science, health, city planning and engineering.
You could also go into marketing, teaching or general technology.
While you’re studying here and after you graduate, you can access support through our dedicated Employability Service.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our PhD Computer Science. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
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