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Online Masters in Indie Game Development MA

Falmouth University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Falmouth University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


Do you have the artistic vision and ambition to create original indie games? Integrate design tools, programming languages, game engines, as well as specialist middleware and frameworks into your game development practice. Analyse the principles of the creative process, from ideation and design through to delivery and dissemination. Explore business models used by indie games studios to see how you could start up your own. If you already have a business idea, get it off the ground with help from a mentor.

As an MA Indie Game Development student, you'll benefit from our 'doing it for real' approach. On Falmouth Flexible’s MA Indie Game Development, you’ll:

  • Design and implement digital and non-digital games
  • Apply the principles of design and creativity to generate fun and playful experiences
  • Learn to use industry-standard platforms for making games and adapt to their technical constraints
  • Apply primary and secondary research methods drawn from game studies and the broader design science literature
  • Use methods from business and analytics to better understand how people engage with games and game companies
  • Adopt both technical and arts perspectives as part of a design thinking process to deliver novel games
  • Collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, an increasingly important skill in the games industry
  • Practice game design across a range of application domains, including gamification and serious games
  • Keep and control the Intellectual Property (IP) of any games you produce.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to bring their creative and artistic skills, and aspirations to indie game development. If you want to launch your own small business which will produce and sell indie games, our Indie Game Start-Up and Major Project modules will help you innovate and develop your business idea, with mentoring made available to support you.

What you'll learn

You will learn how to produce original and creatively distinguished games based on your own intellectual property, which clearly illustrate how they can engage an audience. You will gain the ability to critically reflect upon and evaluate working methods and find the most effective ways to collaborate on projects. You will learn how to pitch your ideas, communicating concepts and presenting artefacts visually with clarity and enthusiasm.

How you'll learn

With Falmouth Flexible, you access your course content, interactions with other students and tutors, and learning resources, through Canvas, an easy-to-use online platform.

You can access the course wherever you are in the world, and you can stop, pause and rewind lectures whenever you want.

Application deadline

10 May 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 10,900overall cost

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

University information

Falmouth University

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  • Campus address

    Falmouth University, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly, TR11 4RH, England

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