The international Game Design & Development Major (GDD) revolves around game design, game development and how games are implemented to reach a specific purpose. You will work on game concepts, 2D and 3D artwork, game development and game evaluation, adjusted in line with current developments in the curriculum. While working in a team, you learn how you can turn a game concept into a final product and how to involve the end user in the development of the product. There is extra emphasis on research, innovation, intercultural communication and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, you will work on developing specific professional skills needed as a game designer, game artist, game developer or game evaluator.
Best Bachelors in Digital Design in Netherlands 2016/2017. Game Design & Development: www.hanzegroningen.eu/gdd
Games can be seen 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. You may like playing games, but you’re particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work: its looks, its mechanics, and its internal technical system. This four year international major in Game Design & Development prepares you for an international career in the field of game design and development. Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, creating 2D and 3D artwork, as well as developing the code for gameplay. After completing this programme, you will be able to work in the international game industry as a game designer, game artist, or game developer.
Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, creating 2D and 3D artwork, as well as developing the code for gameplay. Every student receives basic training in these elements throughout the first year, while specialising in one of them during the rest of the programme. While working in a team, you 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 Hanze UAS Open Days, a presentation was given about Game Design & Development.
In the first year of Game Design & Development, you will develop your portfolio by working on an entertainment game and an educational game. Throughout these design and development projects, you will learn the basics of game design, game art, and game development. Moreover, you will learn how to combine research and intercultural cooperation with succesful project proposals and productions.
You will complete the programme once you have done a graduation assignment, in which you will address a complex case and design a game based solution by using design research in combination with gathered skills and knowledge. By the end of your programme, you will have professional experience, a great set of personal skills, a diploma as well as a great portfolio, hence all the requirements to enter the games industry with.
After completing this programme, you will be able to work in the international game industry as a game designer, game artist, or game developer. Alternatively, you will also be able to work as a multimedia designer or multimedia developer in the creative industry.