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M.Sc. in Interactive Entertainment Technology

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Welcome to the website for the MSc in Computer Science (Interactive Entertainment Technology) (MSc IET), a course offered by the School of Computer Science & Statistics in Trinity College Dublin. The course is technically focused and fosters skills for the interactive entertainment industry including computer and video games as well as the animation, visual effects and digital media industries. This is where you'll find all the information you should need relating to the course, the syllabus, the facilities, the staff and information regarding how to apply for a position on the course.


The MSc IET was listed as one of the top courses for video game studies at graduate level according to American publication, The Princeton Review, which selects the schools based on a survey it conducted in 2013-14 of institutions offering video game design coursework and degrees. The MSc IET was featured in a recent Get Into Games article of Edge Magazine Online in November 2012. The article is available HERE (Also, see a previous feature on IET in 2011).


Applications for 2014/15 are now being accepted. The closing date for applications is 30th June 2014.
To apply online for this course and others, go to: TCD Admissions Offfice


To learn more, please see relevant pages below OR look at this summarised presentation [PDF (1.6Mb)]:
Prospective Students |  Application |  Course Content |  Graduate Opportunities |  F.A.Q. |  Gallery


Latest News


IET Seminar - 26/03/2014 - Dominique Boutin (Digit Game Studios)

posted 21 Mar 2014
The IET Seminar on 26th March will be presented by Dominique Boutin, CTO at Digit Game Studios, a Dublin-based independent games developer specialising in seamlessly cross-platform online games. The seminar will take place in the Large Conference Room at the O'Reilly Building, TCD at 1pm. Read More

IET Seminar - 19/03/2014 - Daniel O'Byrne (Story Toys)

posted 16 Mar 2014
There will be an IET seminar on 19th March, 2014 at 2pm in LB1.20, presented by Daniel O'Byrne, Software Engineer with Storytoys, a Dublin-based games company that produces award winning interactive 3D story telling games for kids on iPhone, iPad and personal computers. Read More

MSc IET Ranked amongst top gaming courses in Princeton Review

posted 11 Mar 2014
The IET programme has been announced as one of the best institutions for video game design at graduate level according to American publication, The Princeton Review. Trinity is the only university outside of the US to feature in the ranking which lists 25 graduate programmes. Read More

Games Seminar - The Music of the Game

posted 11 Mar 2014
There will be a seminar on Friday 14th March at 10:00am in the LCR by Alex Wilmer of Crystal Dynamics, who is a leading sound designer, mixer and sound supervisor in the Film and Video Games industry. Alex worked as Music Director on Tomb Raider and is the President of the San Francisco International Game Developers Association. Read More

IET Seminar - 19/02/2014 - John O'Kane & Chris Gregan (Snozbot)

posted 28 Feb 2014

The IET Seminar at 2pm on 19th February will be held in LB1.20 and will be presented by John O'Kane and Chris Gregan of Snozbot [snozbot.com], a new Indie Games company based in Dublin.

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General Seminar - 12/02/2014 - SAP

posted 28 Feb 2014
There will be a seminar jointly held for MSc students (IET, NDS and MUC) at 11:00am in Lloyd 107. This will be presented by Ruth O'Shea, Senior Product Manager at SAP (AppHouse) in Dublin.

General Seminar - 05/02/2014 - OpenMindNetworks

posted 28 Feb 2014
There will be a seminar jointly held for MSc students (IET, NDS and MUC) at 11:00am in Lloyd 107. This will be presented by the CEO and CTO of OpenMindNetworks.

IET Seminar - 22/01/2014 - Jean-Philippe Chassagne (Microsoft)

posted 28 Feb 2014

The IET seminar on 22nd January will be presented by Jean-Philippe Chassagne from Microsoft. Jean-Phillipe is a Linguistic Engineer who ha had 12 years of experience with localisation in the the video games industry. Read More

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