Game Design

SubjectGame Design, Computer Science

LevelUndergraduate

Type of DegreeBSc

EU FeesEUR 2,143

Funding-

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Programme introduction

Games are all around us. From popular mainstream games on consoles and PCs to mobile and tablet-based games that are played for entertainment. Moreover, they are increasingly used as learning tools, in the form of so-called serious games.

Do you like playing games? Are you curious about what it takes to make a game work, its looks, its mechanics and its internal technical system? Then this programme may be something for you.

Course overview

This four-year international major in Game Design as part of the Communication & Multimedia Design programme prepares you for a career as a designer in applied games or a developer in-game tools.

Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, understanding the principles of game art, as well as developing the code for gameplay. While working in a team, you will learn how to turn a game concept into a final product and how to involve the end user in the development cycle. With an emphasis on research, innovation, intercultural communication, and entrepreneurship, it is both a generalist and a specialist training programme for the creative industry.

During the first year, you will be introduced to all the majors of the Communication & Multimedia Design programme, focusing on the basics of game design, visual & interaction design, programming and user experience. The first half of the year will focus on developing concepts and prototypes for a game and developing it (making it digital). During the first year, you will be working in different teams and on actual products from the work field.

After the first year, you will specialise in game design and get challenging applied game design cases. You will also dive into game development. You will learn to use game programming tools like Unity 3D, learn more about programming in C# and use these tools to build games for Virtual Reality and mobile. In the Game Lab, you will work in multidisciplinary teams on cases for real clients. You will take charge of your project and not only come up with a concept, but also develop it and create a final polished product. You will be coached by local experts you will involve end-users in the development of the product.  Completing the second year leaves you in an excellent position in terms of applying for a work placement or studying abroad, as your new skills and knowledge, as well as your portfolio, will put you in an advantageous position.

How to apply

British applicants must have at least three A-levels. If you have BTEC Level 3 qualifications in relevant subjects, please contact us for further advice.

The video below shows you every step you need to take to apply for a programme at Hanze University of Applied Sciences.

Career opportunities

After completing this programme, you will have a foundation of skills and competencies to work as a game designer or game developer or start your own business. Alternatively, you will also be able to work as a multimedia designer or multimedia developer in the creative industry.

Do you want to shift your knowledge, career, ambition or passion into a higher gear after your Bachelor's degree? Enrol in a Hanze Master's degree! Check our website for a complete overview of our Master's programmes.

For more information on the programme, admission and application, Groningen or the Netherlands, please visit our website.


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