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  06 June 2011
Help me choose a Master's Degree in UK

Hi there.

I'm currently holding PG offers from few UK universities related to animation/game art. I have to decide soon(in about two weeks) but I'm in a fix. So please guys help me decide where i shall head to.

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The universities are:


 Abertay Dundee University
MProf Games Development 9,500 >>University of Abertay Dundee Skillset Media Academy
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 University of Kent
MSc Computer Animation 13,400 >>Skillset Accredited
MSc Digital Visual Effects 13,400 >>Skillset Accredited
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 Glassgow School of Art
MDes Animation 10,900
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 Glasgow Caledonian University
MA 3D Design for Virtual Environment 11,500
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 Sheffield Hallam University
MA Animation for Computer Games 10,080
MA Animation and Special Effects 10,080 >>Skillset Accredited
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 University of Bradford
MSc in Computer Animation and Special Effects 11,500 >>Yorkshire and Humber Skillset Media Academy
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 Brunel University
MSc Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies 12,600
MA Digital Games: Theory and Design 11,500
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 University of Glamorgan
MA Animation 11,000 >>Skillset Media Academy Wales
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 Teeside University
MA Computer Games Art(Environment)-[Have an option to switch to Character or vehicle] 10,250
MA Digital Character Animation 10,250
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 University of Wales Newport
MA Animation 9,250 >>Skillset Media Academy Wales
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 Staffordshire University
MSc Computer Games Design 8,950
MSc 3D Games Modelling 8,950
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 University of Salford
MSc Animation 11,700
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 Kingston University
MSc 3D Computer Generated Imagery 11,000
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 University of Bedfordshire
MSc Computer Animation 9,300
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And offer still under consideration for
 University of Dundee
MSc Animation & Visualisation 11,435
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My application was rejected by Bournrmouth citing that I don't hold a relevant Undergraduate Degree (Autmotive Engineering). Otherwise they would have been my first choice. I'm coming from South-east Asia and looking at a course which will provide me with a job at the earliest as I'll be taking a bank loan.

Abertay's MProf Games development is accredited and promoted widely by Skillset more than the other ones. The tuition fee is less too. So that is my first option. But the modules don't cover anything to do with animation or art and nor do they teach anything related. I have to work in one of the teams and render my services as an animator/artist. I took a two year career course in animation and am comfortable with 3ds Mzx and still training to get better in Maya. This course has very high employability quotient but I'll be a noob working with experienced people taking up this degree. So I'm pondering whether to go ahead with it or choose any other course(some of which are Skillset accredited too).


I'm pretty good in modelling and specialize in texturing; rigging and animation. I have no work experience though(Currently started working as texturing artist but will be quitting soon to leave for university). Also, should i go for generic courses or more specialized ones?

All those who have better knowledge please help me choose.

Thanks a lot
 
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