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Goldsmiths Launches new MSc in Computer Games and Entertainment

26.06.2007
Always dreamed of working in Computer Games but not sure how to make the move? Goldsmiths, University of London is now offering an exciting new MSc in Computer Games and Entertainment, with the first students starting this September.

This degree offers a unique curriculum for graduates and professionals from various fields who want to get into the computer games and entertainment industries for the first time or for people who are working in those industries who want to upgrade their skills.

A potential candidate could be someone working writing software systems for a city bank who feels like a career change or a recent bright graduate in computing science who wants to target their skills for the games and entertainments industries.

The MSc is focused on advanced programming in C++, new technologies (including procedural programming for multi-core hardware and novel artificial intelligence programming for games) and team work. It is directed and taught by experts from the games and entertainment industries and leading researchers. The course can be taken on a 1 or 2 year basis to give flexibility to people who are working part-time.

Students work together in the Games Studio in the futuristic Ben Pimlott Building, surrounded by an exciting Research Context of genetic programming, complex geometry, pattern recognition and online meta-data tagging work. Students will be encouraged to combine innovation with intelligent programming towards producing a final term team project to make a playable computer game demo for PC or Console or Mobile.

William Latham, MSc programme Director (Creative Director of hit game The THING, PS2, Xbox, PC), said: "This is a very exciting programme and students who do this MSc will gain a firm positioning for a career in the multi-billion pounds Games and Entertainment industries, now expanding across Console Games, Massively Multiplayer games, Casual Games, Serious or Learning Games, Mobile and PC Games, and new emerging areas of social networking games."

"There is a big shortfall in the UK for good games programmers and technical managers/directors and this course will address this serious shortfall. During the course there will be opportunities and events for industry networking to hopefully secure jobs for students in the UK or abroad before they finish"

Places are still available for this September, for more information please visit: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/computing/computer-games/

Sarah Empey | alfa
Further information:
http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/computing/computer-games/

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