Video Game Enterprise, Production and DesignNTI Birmingham
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Rank: 84 (TCUG)
Location: NTI Birmingham
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Intl fees: £12800
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MSc Video Game Enterprise, Production and Design (Gamer Camp: Biz) has been created in partnership with the likes of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Codemasters, Rare and Exient. It provides experience of working to deadlines as part of multi-disciplined, project team to produce playable games to a professional standard. Gamer Camp is an industry-endorsed finishing school, where you will work in a simulated studio environment over full-time office hours, four days a week, on real game briefs which have been historically designed with one or more of our partner developers. It's a winning formula, with mentoring from industry veterans and support from leading game development teams. Recent graduates from Gamer Camp are employed by companies including TT Games, Creative Assembly, Ubisoft, Codemasters and Rockstar Games. What's covered in the course? If your ambition is to work as a video games designer, games producer and/or entrepreneur, you will need serious design knowledge, and managerial and business know-how to help lead a game to its completion. Although you will not be coding or creating art assets on a daily basis, it is vital that you have a comprehensive and realistic understanding of the game development process, and how all the disparate elements operate and come together. This is what makes you an effective ‘T’-Skills candidate. On Gamer Camp: Biz you'll get specialist training, mentoring and support from our staff who all have vast industry experience as game developers, having worked in design, production, art, programming and even running their own business. Staff come from such big-name developers as Eurocom, Electronic Arts and Freestyle Games, while Course Leader Zuby Ahmed founded his own company, SmashMouth Games. The course is delivered in a series of ‘boot camps’ followed by one-to-one support, studio based game development and project delivery. Starting with the fundamentals of video games code, art and design, you will build upon these creative skills to teach you how game development teams are managed and how complex processes, ideas and personalities can combine to create a successful games product. Teaching takes place in a modern production studio based in Birmingham City Centre where you’ll be provided with studio space to complete projects, with access to the facilities and software you’ll need for the duration of the course. As and where possible students are also given work experience opportunities, previously these have included studios such as SmashMouth Games, Codemasters and Exient.
Passion for games; Positive attitude; Confidence to run a business and / or creative technical software development team; Comfortable user of Windows or Mac OS applications. In addition to the above, international (non-EU) students also require: English – IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any bands).
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 minimum in all bands)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Birmingham City University.
About this university
The university has the highest intake of international students of the universities in the city and this means there is plenty of assistance and support on hand for then. This starts with country-specific information to apply to the university as well as help with matters such as immigration and visas, as well as financial assistance and even bringing a family to Birmingham. Once in the city there is help adjusting as well as with matters such as getting a bank account, healthcare and finding work between studies. There is also an orientation week program that runs in September and helps students learn about their new home and find their way around the university. The Student Union is found in the City North Campus though it has offices across the other areas. Student run media opportunities include a radio station, TV station and a magazine. The union also organises some 250 societies and clubs for students so there is something for all tastes. These run from performance, professional development, interest and culture as well as sports, faith and belief groups and even academic plus students can start their own. The union also provides support and advice services for the students in case of health and wellbeing issues or the need for academic advice and support.