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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.

The universities are:

? Abertay Dundee University
MProf Games Development 9,500 >>University of Abertay Dundee Skillset Media Academy
? University of Kent
MSc Computer Animation 13,400 >>Skillset Accredited
MSc Digital Visual Effects 13,400 >>Skillset Accredited
? Glassgow School of Art
MDes Animation 10,900
? Glasgow Caledonian University
MA 3D Design for Virtual Environment 11,500
? Sheffield Hallam University
MA Animation for Computer Games 10,080
MA Animation and Special Effects 10,080 >>Skillset Accredited
? University of Bradford
MSc in Computer Animation and Special Effects 11,500 >>Yorkshire and Humber Skillset Media Academy
? Brunel University
MSc Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies 12,600
MA Digital Games: Theory and Design 11,500
? University of Glamorgan
MA Animation 11,000 >>Skillset Media Academy Wales
? Teeside University
MA Computer Games Art(Environment)-[Have an option to switch to Character or vehicle] 10,250
MA Digital Character Animation 10,250
? University of Wales Newport
MA Animation 9,250 >>Skillset Media Academy Wales
? Staffordshire University
MSc Computer Games Design 8,950
MSc 3D Games Modelling 8,950
? University of Salford
MSc Animation 11,700
? Kingston University
MSc 3D Computer Generated Imagery 11,000
? University of Bedfordshire
MSc Computer Animation 9,300

And offer still under consideration for
? University of Dundee
MSc Animation & Visualisation 11,435

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
  07 July 2011

so which school are you attending and why did you end up choosing it?
  07 July 2011
Why are you so keen in doing a course in the UK?

From my experience being a UK resident most of these Media type degrees aren't worth the paper they are written on..

Go to France
That's if you want to spend all your hard earned cash.

The UK has a serious problem with worthless degree courses like "Water Sport Management" a degree in surfing and "Golf Management". Most of these very old Polytechnics now called Metro-Universities are money grabbing theives who know jack-s**t about CGI, animation and the lectures have a very little understanding of film-making.

My advice is don't bother coming to the UK to do a crappy Masters..You might learn more by staying at your job and doing some online course...

I looked at your showreel on u-tube..... take those awful drawings off. Your work my be technically OK but artistically it's stinks and that just goes to show you that these UK Unis are desperate for your money..
  07 July 2011

To the UK to come and collect a master's degree, as long as the standard of IELTS and appropriate undergraduate or professional backgrounds. Moreover, only one year in the UK Master time.

UK university graduate into two categories: one is taught graduate and the other is to study the style graduate.
As the name suggests, the former to the main school, which research-based.

Taught postgraduate courses subject to approval by more than listen, get homework, get the exam. Must write a final thesis.
If the thesis of quality standards, then you can graduate and get a MA or MSc degree, Master of Arts or the equivalent of domestic science and engineering master's degree. <a href="<A href="">ED">">ED Hardy Clothes</a>
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Research-only participate in graduate research methods courses teach the rest to themselves most of the time fixed for a study of the subject; before graduation are required to submit papers, paper space than the taught Master's thesis length much, the paper quality requirements than the taught course postgraduate thesis is much higher. Graduate study Master's degree is obtained after the MA or MSc, but the degree certificates shall indicate "RESEARCH" (research) words
  07 July 2011
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