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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Leeds Arts University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MA Worldbuilding brings together practitioners who want to create immersive worlds for entertainment design, production, and research.

You will design a well-researched and richly detailed world in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment that integrates imagination and emergent technologies. You will have opportunities to explore designing cultural, historical and futuristic worlds through drawing, iterative design, and 3D prototyping.

Candidates are encouraged to position their work within a professional context to help inform the visual output and production method. The function and output of the worldbuilding will be examined through a self-determined approach, whether that’s drawing on concept art, VFX, game art and design, or analogue game design.

Embracing emerging technologies, such as VR and 3D printing, candidates will be able to explore wider contexts of worldbuilding, creating negotiated projects ranging from environment concept art, matte painting, theme park design, VR experiences or table-top game prototypes. The course provides the critical and progressive space to explore the processes and contexts to visualise and build immersive, believable and sustainable storyworlds.

Specialist Resources

Students are able to access a range of specialist facilities by arrangement on one evening a week and on Saturdays during the standard academic year. These include: software for 2D and 3D visualisation (including VR), 3D scanning, 3D printing, professional standard digital print facilities and fully rigged lighting studios.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course. AWARDED BY: Leeds Arts University.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,800per year

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

University information

Leeds Arts University

  • Campus address

    Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9AQ, England

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