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:
- Game Designer, Game Artist or Game Programmer
- Creative Director
- Game journalist
- Game explorer
The BTK program
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.
Apply today to BTK
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.
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Last updated October 13, 2017