Bachelor in International Game Architecture and Design

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

Bachelor in International Game Architecture and Design

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor in International Game Architecture and Design

This programme is taught in English and prepares you for a career in the games industry. In 4 years’ time, you will become a visual artist, programmer, designer, producer of AAA Games or indie game developer.

Ambitious, practical and highly skilled

  • Can you create a unique selling point for a game concept?
  • What is required to design and build the 3D art for 'Skyrim'?
  • How do you control enemy AI behaviour?

After your graduation in Breda, you create the magic of new games as an ambitious, practical and highly skilled game developer!

Your career?

As a graduate you will be equipped to enter positions such as:

  • programmer
  • visual artist
  • designer
  • producer
  • indie game developer

Course Characteristics

In the International Game Architecture and Design programme, your creative, technological and commercial skills will be trained. In the development of games you will need to develop specific skills to make the right choices in content, design, graphics, storyline and audio.

During your four years of study you will work in the Game Lab. Together with your fellow students you will learn, practically, how to develop games. Throughout your studies the assignments become increasingly complex.

NHTV is official partner of Sony and is joining in the PlayStation®First Academic Partnership Programme. This means you are developing games for PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation Portable (PSP) and PlayStation Network (PSN). PlayStation® hardware and software will take a central place in the teaching curriculum of this programme.

If you apply for the International Game Architecture and Design programme, the first choice you make is which variation you want to study in. You can choose from four variations:

  • 3D Visual Art
  • Programming
  • Design and Production
  • Indie Game Development

Admission Requirements for Foreign Students

You can apply for this programme if you have completed secondary school, Abitur, Artium, Avgångsbetyg från Gymnasieskolan, COU, Senior High School - A levels or secondary vocational education.

Test Of English as a Foreign Language

As a non-native speaker of English, you must also show sufficient results of one of these tests:

  • TOEFL test (minimum score 80 internet-based and minimum sub score for Speaking 20)
  • IELTS test (minimum overall band score 6.0 and a minimum sub score for Speaking 6.0)
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate

If your high school diploma is comparable with A-levels, you are exempted from taking the English test.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
3 years
Full time
1,835 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Breda
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 3 years
Price 1,835 EUR
- EEA students; €7,778 for Non-EEA