William Latham to be programme director for new Masters degree at London university

Goldsmiths confirms MSc in games and entertainment

Goldsmiths has today confirmed its plans to launch a new MSc in computer games and entertainment.

As reported by Develop in April, William Latham will be heading up the course which starts in September.

The degree is designed to attract new talent to the games industry and pitched to help turn technically minded students and programmers into competent games makers.

The course is focused on C++, new tehcnology and team work and can be taken on a one or two year basis.

Latham explained: "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."

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