The Msc 3D Computer Games Design is a one year course in which artists or designers will focus on their specialisms to produce a portfolio of excellent work giving them a flying start in the games industry.
3D artists will develop advanced skills allowing them to work to a high level as a character, environment or vehicle and weapon artist. You will use industry standard software for sculpting, texturing, simulating and 3D painting along with harnessing the power of Unreal Engine to make your work come to life.
Designers will cover advanced research and development in characters, environments, vehicles. You will use Unreal Engine to develop complex frameworks, artificial intelligence systems and small games.
You will create artefacts from scratch and make use of high level frameworks allowing you to pursue careers as games designers, level designers, mission scripters and game testers.
Advanced Games Environment Design and Research
Design and create fantastic environments or apply of a broad range of advanced research techniques to analyse complex problems in environment production.
Advanced Character Prototyping
The study and application of character design, character inventory, physics, controls, animations and character statistics. 3D creation of next generation characters covering sculpting, texturing, hair and advanced shaders.
Advanced Vehicle and Weapon Prototyping
Hard surface modelling for weapons, rigging, particle dynamics and weapon textures or the research and application of theory related to weapon profiling, effects, weapon systems, vehicle performance management, handling and physics.
Mobile Games Development
Students work with in teams to produce mobile games experiencing QA, Monetisation and Platform Optimisation progressing from concept to a published product.
MSc Project and Portfolio;
This module enables you to demonstrate to a high level, the in-depth practical skills and theoretical knowledge accumulated during your programme of study.
The major aim of the project and portfolio is to allow you to extend and unify your understanding of a chosen subject while being supported by an academic supervisor, who will help you to develop your ideas.
The project and portfolio could be (but is not limited to) a series of character models, a large scale environment, a dissertation and academic paper, a game, a series of game prototypes, a system or framework for a computer game.
Our graduates work in many established Games companies such as Rockstar North, Codemasters, Sony, Playground Games, 22 cans, Travellers' Tales and even set up their own companies. Aside from Games companies many of our Graduates go on to teach Games design and become Games Academics.
We have students working on all sorts of games from indie kickstarter games like War for the Overworld to the latest Xbox One and PS4 titles and massive hits like Grand Theft Auto 5.
Career Prospects: Character artist, Environment modeller, Vehicle artist, Game Designer, Producer, User Interface Artist.