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Game Art and Animation MSc by Research, MPhil, PhD

Abertay University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Abertay University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUN-21, OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This is a potential research degree area, subject to the approval of the University. If you are interested in undertaking a research degree in this area.

Game Art and Animation are applied professional disciplines within the games industry, drawing upon complex creative, conceptual, and technical skillsets. Practice in this field includes but is not limited to: 2D digital art production, 3D modelling and sculpting, photogrammetry, graphic design and illustration, user interface design, keyframe animation, motion capture, and technical arts and scripting.

In a research context, Abertay can provide expert supervision drawing upon academic and industry experience to supervise practice-based research in Game Art and Animation. This can include research not only for the games industry - for instance through development of workflows and production methodologies for content creation - but also for other applications of Game Art and Animation, such as in applied games, in visualisation, and in heritage and cultural projects.

Abertay University is the lead partner for InGAME: Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise, an AHRC-funded R&D centre for Dundee’s games cluster. Postgraduate students at the University will have access to research and development opportunities, as well as contact with professionals working within the games industry. Dundee is one of the UK’s oldest and most successful games hubs, and we have longstanding relationships with local, national and international game studios.

Our research degrees

You have the option of studying an MSc by Research, an MPhil or a PhD.

When deciding which degree is right for you, you should consider the level of commitment required, the duration, cost and your career aspirations.

That being said, our research degrees are flexible. You can begin an MSc or an MPhil and then seek to transfer to a PhD without having to start your project all over again. You can also switch from full-time to part-time study, and vice versa.

MSc by Research

The award of Master of Science by Research (MSc by Research) demonstrates a practical ability to undertake research studies, a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or the application of original thought.

How long is an MSc by Research?

If you are studying full-time, you will be expected to complete the award in 12 months. The minimum period to receive this award is 10 months and the maximum is 14 months.

If you are studying part-time, you will be expected to complete the award in 24 months. The minimum period to receive this award on a part-time basis is 20 months and the maximum is 28 months.

Application deadline

30/04/21, 31/08/21

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Abertay University

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 1HG, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 86 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    131 59%

    41st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    26th

    40

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