Computer-, video- and mobile games are the medium of the future. Already today, more than 40 percent of Germans profess to love them, with 90 percent of those people playing them multiple times a week. Games mean entertainment and business, yet also reflect personal expression and global perspectives – and most of all, are a lot of fun! As a game designer, you’ll creative innovative game mechanics and shape game narratives! With your expertise, you’ll be involved in all stages of development: From the first idea through to the technical and creative conceptualization and finally the design of spaces and characters.
We’ve identified the artistic and cultural opportunities for computer games as a medium and will educate you with a view to practice in the real industry. As a game designer or game developer of tomorrow, you’ll learn all the key processes in the creation of new games, beginning with the first prototype for the game concept to all the technical and creative decisions during the game’s development, and designing worlds and characters. Successful designers look outside the box and collaborate with people in other disciplines. At UE, you’ll have the unique opportunity to put together your own individual combination of game design, programming, and art, which means that you’ll get familiar with the individual disciplines as well as their mutual influences.
Game Design at UE is practice orientated in order to pave your way into the job from the very beginning. As a student you will receive an overview of the economy, culture, and markets around computer games, from AAA over indie games to experimental formats. You are instructed in the areas of Game Design, Game Art, and Game Programming as well as their interplay. From the third semester on, you work project oriented to master the development process in creative teams.
The University of Applied Sciences Europe is accredited by the state, received awards on multiple occasions and is a worldwide leading university in international approach. To apply you need a highschool degree.
At our campuses you study in small groups. That guarantees individual support and personal interaction to the lecturers. Our professors are successful experts in their business.
Besides the theory our programs contain project weeks and a variety of interdisciplinary seminars, who allow you to determine the focus of our studies. UE offers modern equipment like a game lab an more.
Internships and/or a semester aboroad is mandatory and exiting excursions give you the chance to see New York, Iceland, Vietnam, Paris and other destinations, where you train your skills. Create your story, inspire the world!
Game designers participate in every single decision process during the creation of a new game, starting with the first draft of the game idea through all the creative decisions during the development to the design of worlds and characters. They develop game mechanics and map out the narrative power of a game.
This program gives students a high degree of autonomy, so that they can work in developer studios as well as develop and distribute games themselves.
Typical areas of work include:
In the Game Design program, your studies will focus on the development and creation of innovative and experimental games. As a student, you’ll receive an overview of the business, culture, and markets surrounding computer games, from AAA to indie games and experimental formats.
You’ll have classes in the areas of game design, game art, and game programming, as well as their interplay with each other. From the first semester on, you’ll learn how to master the development process in teams on a project basis. To round out the development of your own games and prototypes, you’ll learn about the theoretical aspects of gaming as a medium, receive an overview of the financial perspectives, and get insight into the industry at the national and international level.
In interdisciplinary seminars, workshops, and study trips, you’ll expand your horizons.
As a private university, we are funded not by the state, but by tuition fees. For this reason, studying at UE costs more than at a public university. But it’s worth it: UE graduates meet essential requirements of design, and this sets them apart from the graduates of many public universities.
All costs are included in the monthly tuition fee.
No additional costs will be incurred, such as a matriculation fee, exam fees, bachelor thesis fee or similar, as long as the course is completed within the standard study period.
The costs for the semester abroad are not included in these fees as there are substantial differences depending on country and university.
We are happy to provide you with information on funding your studies and on any available scholarships. If you have any further questions, our Student Guidance Office can provide you with detailed information. Find out useful information on Bachelors funding on this website.
You can apply a year in advance for your desired starting semester.
How to apply:
Once we have gone through your application and work examples, we can then evaluate whether you are suitable for studying at BTK. If yes, we will invite you to an interview.
Important: In the application phase, you must have already decided on which of our degree programs you would like to study. However, please note that you may change programs at a later time if desired.
Find out more about the entire application process.