What is... Digital Games?
Digital games comprise a large and fast-growing part of the global entertainment industry. This Masters programme will prepare graduates to become innovators in this exciting field. It provides a multi-disciplinary and well-rounded education in game conception, design and manufacture, uniquely building on the combined expertise of the Digital Media Centre, and the Schools of Media and Computer Science.
This Masters programme which was merged with the masters in creative digital media in 2011 provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media & gaming technologies and offers specialist production techniques dedicated to the specific needs of the games industry. The course is designed to advance students' employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in the various game development industries particularly focusing on the independent game developer and new gaming platforms.
The M.Sc. in Digital Games is a taught, conversion Masters programme run in the School of Media, TU Dublin, City Campus. The programme provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media technologies and offers specialist production techniques that equip graduates with a valuable set of technical and design skills, highly relevant to a range digital media industries.
The M.Sc. in Digital Games is a specialisation under a broader Masters which provides a number of possible specialisations for students. These can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following:
1. Mobile and Tablet Application Design
2. Interaction Design
3. Digital Games
4. Mobile and Web Applications
5. Information Design
6. VR Design and Development
The course is designed to advance students' employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in the digital media industry. It is also suitable as a foundation for pursuing a career in digital media research.
The MSc in Digital Games (DT9037) is ideally suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art, and design, and computer science. The programme is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques. Our typical student mix is 1/3 computing, 1/3 design, 1/3 non-digital media. This ensures a vibrant mix of backgrounds and encourages ideas generation.
The programme also caters for those graduates who want to convert into the digital media space and to those with cognate backgrounds to specialize in areas such as VR/Game Development, Mobile & Web App Development and Interactive Media. It provides a thorough grounding in the principles of digital media design and development while at the same time mixes cognate disciplines and levels through innovative team projects, facilitating peer learning and building interdisciplinary awareness, vital to success in any digital media environment.
It is suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art and design, and computer science. The programme is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques.
Visit the Course site (www.dit.ie/schoolofmedia) for examples of students work, showcases, and details about the lecturing team.