Computer games are the fitting medium for the digital world around us. To shape them is the skill-set of the future. Games are personal expression and depiction of a networked global mindset, and they are also great fun! We at BTK are aware of the artistic and cultural possibilities of the video game medium and for this reason educate you in a practical and industry-orientated way. From the first concept to the finished product you as the game designer of tomorrow shape expressive interactive experiences.
Game Design at BTK 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.
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.
The degree prepares students for self-reliance at the highest level, allowing them to work at development studios but also in a position to develop and market their own games.
Typical areas of work include:
The Game Design course focuses on teaching you the development and production of games with innovative and experimental character.
While you always keep your creative vision in mind, through your studies at BTK you get to know the connection between Game Design, Game Art, and Game Programming, and set your personal focus. The development of your own games and prototypes is framed by the theoretical aspects of the medium, an overview of the financial perspectives, as well as an overview of the national and international industry.
Creativity, practical knowledge, team and entrepreneurial spirit at an international level meet at BTK.
Practical and personal with huge international possibilities, thanks to the membership of the world's largest university network Laureate and to a large partner network distributed over all continents.
Lay the foundations for an exciting career in motion graphics, art, and design at BTK.
How? With a forward-looking accredited Bachelor's and Master's degree at BTK, in an environment that does not restrict the fulfillment of your potential by setting personal or geographical boundaries.
Boundless international prospects
Boundless practical orientation
Boundless individual development
Last but not least – each individual on our campus
Students, faculty, and staff: all of them make BTK special with their own wonderful stories.
As a private university, BTK is funded not by the state, but by tuition fees. For this reason, studying at BTK costs more than at a public university. But it’s worth it: BTK graduates meet essential requirements of design, and this sets them apart from the graduates of many public universities. Your employment and earnings prospects are greatly improved.
Tuition fees for applicants from the EU: 665€ / month
Tuition fees for non-EU applicants: 765€ / month
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. The application deadline for the winter semester is August 25th of every year.The application deadline for the summer semester is March 20th of every year.
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 the six degree programs (Communications Design (English), Photography (English), Illustration, Motion Design, Game Design, and Interaction Design/New Media) 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.