This info will be available on the http://mlab.taik.fi/studies/master_of_arts/ma_in_new_media_games/ page.
MA in New Media is a 2-year degree programme focusing on design for interactive digital media. From the fall2010 on we will offer two specialisation areas: New Media Design and Game Design and Production. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory, hands-on with minds-on. The project modules emphasise interdisciplinary and collaborative work, while individual skills are studied in the tools & skills modules, in workshops and through tutored studio work.
This two-year programme provides unique possibility for building game design skills while building theoretical and conceptual undertanding on games. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory Student will deepen their existing skills in the areas of game design and productions based on a personal study plan. In addition to game design and production courses, the studies can be complemented with courses from related fields such as 3d animation, interactive storytelling, and interaction design.
The structure of MA degree studies, Game Design and Production specialization area, 2009-11
Studies begin with an orientative starting block entitled Understanding Media and Design. After completing that, through tutoring students choose their focus areas and start to participate in courses, seminars, workshops and study projects. Individual study planning for new students is tutored by a teacher one-on-one, in great detail.
|Obligatory Studies||Advanced Studies||Optional studies||BA level language studies|
|20 ECTS||60-100 ECTS||0 – 40 ECTS||6 or 12 ECTS|
|Understanding Media and Design 5 ECTS
New Media Exam 1 ECTS
Personal Study Plan (HOPS) 1 ECTS
Software Studies for Media Designers 3 ECTS
Media Art and Culture 3 ECTS
Media Design Research 1 3 ECTS
Master’s Thesis Seminar 4 ECTS
The obligatory Ability to conduct research (tutkimusvalmiudet) 5 ECTS is included into the Media Design Reserach and Master’s Thesis Seminar.
|The Advanced Studies in Game Design and Production include the courses:
at least 2 courses selected from the following list:
Advanced Studies from MA New Media, New Media, Curriculumn
Courses from the School of Economics, the department of Information System Science, and from School of Science and Technology, the department of Media Technology as agreed in the study plan.
Master’s Thesis (40 ECTS) The master’s thesis in Game Design and Production should be a game and written pattern.
|Studies from other universities or institutions
Individually specified according to the personal study plan (HOPS)
|The BA level language studies are compulsory if they are not included in earlier studies. The credits of the language courses cannot be included in the MA degree.
For Finnish students:
For international students:
More information about studies can be found at Oodi from Game Design and Production and New Media curricula as well as from the book Degree Requirements 2009-2011.