Game Design

SubjectGame Design, Computer Science


Type of DegreeBSc

CostEUR 2,060 2018/2019


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Programme introduction

Do you like playing games and are you particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work, its looks, its mechanics, its internal technical system and other interactive media? Then this programme may be something for you. This four year international major in Game Design as part of the Communication & Multimedia Design programme prepares you for becoming a designer in applied games and developer in game tools.

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.

Course overview

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 concepting and prototyping 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 an 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.

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

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