Study programme

In this programme you will be trained in creative, technological, and commercial skills. Game careers require you to have both a broad knowledge of game development and deep skills in your chosen area of expertise, such as 3D visual arts, high-end video game development, animation, audio, gameplay, level design, production, or programming.


Which qualities help you to become a successful Game Developer?

You need to be:

  • Creative
  • A problem solver
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Team-work oriented
  • A multi-modal communicator
  • In love with making games (not only with playing them!)

Role Based Learning

The educational structure of this programme is Role Based Learning (RBL) and is based on Project Based Learning (PBL). This is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills in their chosen role by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. The focus is on facilitating students to become self-driven learners that can analyse a problem and use all the resources around them to find solutions.

During your four years of study you will work in the in a simulated game development studio on different game projects.The majority of your time will be spent working on projects either individually or in groups, and attending workshops.

Ciara chose the Visual Art specialisation

Have you ever seen a game or game trailer and thought “wow, that’s incredible!”, or “this looks so cool!”? Well making that will be my job in the future…

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Stefan chose the Design and Production study path

Studying here is awesome. Many like-minded people, great and experienced lecturers who put a lot of effort and passion in their job and incredibly interesting classes’.

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