Bachelor's Degree in Game Design in Europe

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Game Design

A bachelor's degree is an undergraduate degree that is offered by universities and colleges when students complete a program of study. Most bachelor courses last three or four years with some lasting up to seven years.

Game design refers to the creation of digital media in the form of video games, online gaming content and downloadable entertainment applications. Game designers may work for themselves creating original content, or they may create media for companies, businesses, or educational corporations.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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Bachelor in International Game Architecture and Design

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Breda

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... [+]

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!

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Bachelor in Game Art Animation

SAE Institute Berlin
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 42 months September 2017 Germany Berlin + 1 more

From anatomy studies for precise character modeling, to intricate textures, environments and integration with game engines, the programme develops your skills using industry standard technologies and production methods to create 3D Art for games. [+]

OVERVIEW From anatomy studies for precise character modeling, to intricate textures, environments and integration with game engines, the programme develops your skills using industry standard technologies and production methods to create 3D Art for games. Combining the technical with the artistic you will graduate with a strong portfolio and the confidence to forge your own path to your dream job in the games industry. The study programme consists of two courses, the SAE Game Art & 3D Animation Diploma and the Bachelor level course that provides you with additional skill sets and understanding of the creative industries, project management, intellectual property and specialised game development technique, leading to an internationally recognised BA/BSc (Hons) Game Art Animation* degree, validated by Middlesex University, London. There are different study modes available: Full time: The course is delivered full time where the standard duration is 96 weeks (24 months). This compact, fast-track study allows you to graduate quicker, and start your career earlier. Part time: In case of part time studies, there are 2 options available. Option one comprises a standard period of 120 weeks (30 months). Option 2 covers 168 weeks (42 months). ENTRY REQUIREMENTS University entrance qualifaction (Abitur or similar) Alternatively: minimum age of 18 years plus intermediate educational qualification and aptitude test Own notebook computer for office work, theory tests and own notes from lectures Language skills: students whose first language is not English will need a qualification that demonstrates competence in English; at least Level B2 CAREER OPTIONS 3D Modeller... [-]

Degree In Engineering Multimedia - Video Games

laSalle Barcelona
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The multimedia engineering degree specializing in game enables students to develop applications for any platform: web, mobile devices, TVs, social networks, video game consoles, etc. And for different sectors such as video games, 2D and 3D animation interaction, cinema and audiovisual production. [+]

Bachelors in Game Design in Europe 2017. The multimedia engineering degree specializing in game enables students to develop applications for any platform: web, mobile devices, TVs, social networks, video game consoles, etc. And for different sectors such as video games, 2D and 3D animation interaction, cinema and audiovisual production. The degree has its own technological base, which allows students to develop a well-defined skills; all in the service of the conceptualization and development of virtual environments of interaction without any limitation on the communication medium or the particular scope. Thanks to the cross characteristic of Multimedia and its strategic position, graduates / as in multimedia engineering that specialize in video games have a wide range of career opportunities and apply their knowledge in any type of industry that requires interactive digital content: video games, medical , sports, cultural, educational, marketing, risk prevention, recovery of historical, artistic, entertainment or strategic consulting memory, among many others. ADDRESSED TO You can access this Grade: From the high school, once passed the entrance examinations to the University (PAU). From Higher Level Training Cycles (CFGS). If you are pursuing a university degree that has not finished and want to continue it in La Salle (file transfer). Should have attended university abroad, you have to be able to validate a minimum of 30 credits or access via approval of school and PAU through the UNED accreditation or via the UNED if you're the EHEA. If you already have a university degree. Should have attended university abroad,... [-]

Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Game Design

XAMK: South-Eastern University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Mikkeli

The graduates of the Game Design degree will master game production with an emphasis on planning and developing games and acquiring a clear understanding of the game industry. The degree gives competence through research and development assignments to become an expert in specific areas of game design and other fields which use 3D modeling and animation such as advertising and TV production. [+]

The graduates of the Game Design degree will master game production with an emphasis on planning and developing games and acquiring a clear understanding of the game industry. The degree gives competence through research and development assignments to become an expert in specific areas of game design and other fields which use 3D modeling and animation such as advertising and TV production. The basic studies cover arts and design skills, design methods and professional tools. The education centers around 3D modeling, concept art, script writing and game mechanics. Different game design concepts will be explored in workshops, leading to design-orientated multidisciplinary projects in cooperation with various organizations. The programme aims to provide competence in global game design entrepreneurship with hands-on experience and a holistic approach to visual game design concepts. Studies in Game Design enable students from different cultural backgrounds to build an international career. STUDY CONTENTS Your knowledge as game designer will grow and the content of studies follow certain themes. 1st year you become familiar with the principles of game design, tools and software as well as project-based work. Second year you develop and assimilate the skills of game design, game design research and visualization skills. 3rd year you internalize knowledge of game design and understanding of game business and development practices. And last 4th year you develop personal competitiveness through independent development projects. Meduusa Game Design Platform We provide inspiring facilities to promote the creation of new game ideas. Meduusa Game Design presents students with up-to-date equipment... [-]

Advanced Degree In Video Games

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Bachelor Degree Video presents the basis of language, rhythm and rules that govern the world of video games and develops own creative processes sector through a completely practical and adapted to the methodologies own professional work environments approach. [+]

Bachelors in Game Design in Europe 2017. The Superior Video title It presents the basis of language, rhythm and rules that govern the world of video games and develops own creative processes sector through a completely practical and adapted to the methodologies own professional work environments approach. As a student you will submerge yourself in a course in which you will try disciplines such as drawing, photography, modeling, animation, music or the script, always applied to solving projects. Over 3 years, you will find yourself involved in an educational setting first order, sharing classes with great professionals and breathing passion and demands of the profession, with the sole aim of improving your skills and technique to its maximum potential. Summary Credits: 180 ECTS Hours: 9:30 to 14pm. Duration: 3 years Mode: Barcelona Admissions: High school or equivalent or entrance test. Semester: October to June. GOALS As a student, you will acquire the knowledge and foundation necessary to understand the nature and secrets of successful games and develop your creativity and technique to perform an optimal design for the type of game in which you work. Addressed to The Superior Video Title is particularly suitable for those with a completed high school or secondary or higher level you desire to make the world of game design your professional future. Video program is also designed for students of illustration, fine arts or graphic design who want refocus their career to the world of video games. CURRICULUM The Bachelor Degree is divided into... [-]

Bachelor Video Game Art And 3d Animation

Autograf
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 France Paris

The images created in 3D are illustrated in many areas: advertising, web, television branding and cinematic special effects of all kinds, architecture, landscape, video game, video game art, game design video, 3D graphics, 3D animation ... [+]

The images created in 3D are illustrated in many areas: advertising, web, television branding and cinematic special effects of all kinds, architecture, landscape, video game, video game art, game design video, 3D graphics, 3D animation ... This Bachelor shape future 3D artists, character designers, storyboard, modelers, level designers and 3D animators. In the program, all stages of production: script, character design (creation of characters), storyboard, modeling, texture, lights, shadows, sounds, animation, achieving a level of play, programming ... Formation's goal : Embed the video game industry and animation including 3D as 3D graphic designer, 3D animator or designer level. entry requirement: Direct entry to the second year requires a prior schooling a year in higher education in a field related to applied arts (MANAA, Bachelor 1 video game). If the candidate does not have sufficient knowledge of 3DS Max software, it will have to realize the upgrading 3D Autograf 6 weeks (during the school holidays before the fall). Prerequisite: Creativity, multidisciplinary technological sensitivity, communication skills, knowledge of the IT environment and software (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, 3DS Max), art and contemporary culture. Trades: 3D Artist, 3D animator or designer level in many areas (video games, advertising, web, television branding and cinematic special effects of all kinds, architecture, landscape, etc.). Continuing Studies : After validation of the Bachelor it is possible to continue in Master of Arts in Graphic Design Director, optional creation of video games, level RNCP Title I (OJ of 09/12/2012). It is also possible to continue his training in... [-]

Game Design and Development (Professional Higher Education)

Estonian Entrepreneurship University Of Applied Sciences (EUAS)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Game Design and Development is a curriculum designed to provide skills for both starting up a mobile or PC indie games company as well as working as a gamification specialist in various fields. Though the curriculum allows for specialisation in game graphics or games software development, main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics and monetisation model design. [+]

Bachelors in Game Design in Europe 2017. Game Design and Development Focus on user experience design, player psychology and games as a business Three-year program, professional higher education degree Game-building and portfolio from Year One Game Design and Development is a curriculum designed to provide skills for both starting up a mobile or PC indie games company as well as working as a gamification specialist in various fields. Though the curriculum allows for specialisation in game graphics or games software development, main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics and monetisation model design. Our partners in both curriculum development and student instruction are games companies from around the world, both well-established veterans such as Creative Mobile or Pyrodactyl Games as well as agile fast-growers like Interactive Fate or Reval Entertainment. Graduates will be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education in Applied Sciences. Graduates are eligible to begin master's studies at EUAS or other universities in the European Union. [-]

Media and Computer Games

Vilnius Business College
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

To develop specialists who are able to perform the following tasks: to create, test and debug applications using modern programming tools and technologies, apply web services and develop media entertainment, who are able to design, develop interactive games for computers and smart devices etc. [+]

Tuition language: English.

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To develop specialists who are able to perform the following tasks: to create, test and debug applications using modern programming tools and technologies, apply web services and develop media entertainment, who are able to design, develop interactive games for computers and smart devices etc.

You will be taught

Information technology applications, programming basics, computer graphics and animation, computer design basics, 3D graphics and animation, object-oriented programming, content management systems, computer games and the development of the technology, audio visual technology, interactive media components, smart devices and other multimedia. Develop games with Unity3D engine.... [-]


Official Degree In Video Game Design And Development

ESNE - Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Inovación y Tecnología
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Spain Madrid

ESNE has been a pioneer in offering to the world of video games scientific and academic status required it, creating the first University Degree in Video Game Design and Development of Spain, and is the only national institution with several generations of graduates in this area. [+]

Bachelors in Game Design in Europe 2017. ESNE has been a pioneer in offering to the world of video games scientific and academic status required it, creating the first University Degree in Video Game Design and Development of Spain, and is the only national institution with several generations of graduates in this area. Work today in video games goes beyond the development of cultural products for entertainment and leisure. The game developer is presented as a professional able to provide creative solutions for sectors as diverse as health, education, architecture or engineering. University Degree in Video Game Design and Development of ESNE born with the fundamental premise of training professionals to contribute to the growth of the sector. Therefore, students ESNE start from day to acquire and apply the know-how of computer and art design tools, to be able to carry out all kinds of applications for computers, mobile devices, consoles or Internet, both within the scope of the game and outside it, thus multiplying the possible job opportunities. The experience and track record of ESNE has the endorsement of the industry that works closely (Sony, Microsoft or Electronic Arts, are some of the companies in which our students work), and an explicit recognition, embodied in the procurement by of our students of prestigious awards such as the Sony PlayStation Awards or the Laus Awards. University study Degree in Design and Game Development in ESNE is the first step to introduce the student in an expanding sector with a high... [-]

BACHELOR 3-D VIDEO GAMES

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris

This course prepares students to become experts in 3-D video game design. Over the course of two years, students will tackle all aspects of game media: game play, level design, 3-D modelling and animation. [+]

This course prepares students to become experts in 3-D video game design. Over the course of two years, students will tackle all aspects of game media: game play, level design, 3-D modelling and animation. With expert equipment at the forefront of digital technology, and a teaching staff of video games professionals, LISAA is ranked as the second private school in Paris for video games by professionals in the field (L’Étudiant, 2015). STATE-REGISTERED QUALIFICATION The 3-D video game course takes place over three years or two years following a foundation year in art and design. The qualification in Digital Design and Development – Video Games option is listed on level 2 (France), 6 (EU), NSF 323m of the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP), decree published 12/08/2013 in the official journal of 27th August 2013. Students can join in at the beginning of every year (1st, 2nd or 3rd year). Advantages of the Course Work placements at partner companies like Ubisoft, constituting a significant career accelerator Classes centred around real projects: students must create afirst video games project following work on game design A professional judging panel which aids student recruitment upon graduation Careers The qualification in Digital Design and Development - 3-D Video Games option prepares students for careers in 3-D Video Games. 3D Animator Background artist Character Designer / Artist Concept artist Level designer Modeler / Mapper Video games tester / QA tester UI Artist Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is subject to both the presentation... [-]

BACHELOR 2-D VIDEO GAMES

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris

This course prepares students to become experts in 2-D video game design. Over the course of two years, students will tackle all aspects of game media: game play, level design, 2-D modelling and animation. [+]

Bachelors in Game Design in Europe 2017. This course prepares students to become experts in 2-D video game design. Over the course of two years, students will tackle all aspects of game media: game play, level design, 2-D modelling and animation. With expert equipment at the forefront of digital technology, and a teaching staff of video games professionals, LISAA is ranked as the second private school in Paris for video games by professionals in the field (L’Étudiant, 2015). STATE-REGISTERED QUALIFICATION The 2-D video games course takes place over three years or two years following a foundation year in art and design. The qualification in Digital Design and Development – Video Games option is listed on level 2 (France), 6 (EU), NSF 323m of the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP), decree published 12/08/2013 in the official journal of 27th August 2013. Students can join in at the beginning of every year (1st, 2nd or 3rd year). Advantages of the Course Work placements at partner companies like Ubisoft, constituting a significant career accelerator Classes centred around real projects: as part of the advanced course, students undertake three projects. They must position these, develop the visual and screenplay plans and produce playable prototypes A professional judging panel which aids student recruitment upon graduation Careers The qualification in Digital Design and Development - 2-D Video Games option prepares students for careers in 2-D Video Games. 2D Animator Background artist Character Designer / Artist Concept artist Game designer 2-D / 3-D Graphic designer Level... [-]

Bachelor of Interactive Media - Games

Noroff Online Studies
Campus or Online Full time 3 years August 2017 Norway Kristiansand Oslo Bergen Sandnes + 3 more

The Bachelor of Interactive Media - Games prepares you for a variety of roles within the entertainment and creative industries, focusing on game design and game development... [+]

The Bachelor of Interactive Media - Games prepares you for a variety of roles within the entertainment and creative industries, focusing on game design and game development. Become a Game Designer The bachelor’s degree in Interactive Media - Games focuses on entertainment technologies and creative industries as a field of expertise, and can be applied to multiple areas, from interface and interaction design to digital games and animation experiences that enhance community based learning and development. This degree provides students with a working knowledge of digital entertainment systems, developing a solid foundation for the competence needed within mainstream and independent industries. You will gain knowledge that combines a theoretical and practical approach in fields such as interaction and interface design, game design, communication and marketing skills, and software proficiency. You will also acquire skills to assess dynamic and creative environments throughout different cultures. The study enables you to work in mainstream or independent games and animation industries, or even to create your own games start-up company. The Interactive Media - Games degree will give you a broad overview of all your future professional possibilities. You can design user-friendly interfaces and interaction for digital games and/or create animations and motion graphics for games and films. You can work in character design and in game world environments and animations. Noroff games students are introduced to tools, concepts and the basic building blocks for the creation and development of game design and gameplay from the initial idea to finished product. By combining traditional... [-]

Bachelor Degree: Career Specializing In Design And Art 3d Video Game

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Full time 40 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

It targets young people who want to make video games and their future profession students from ESO, Bachiller and training cycles that wish to apply for a work position in the field of 3D video games. [+]

Bachelors in Game Design in Europe 2017. Next call: October 2015 - REGISTRATION OPEN Duration: 3 academic years + 4 months Final Project Places: 12 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose Train future graphic artists in design and creation of video games, to work both nationally and internationally. Train future artists specializing enVideojuegos 3D graphics to work both nationally and internationally. It targets young people who want to make video games and their future profession students from ESO, Bachiller and training cycles that wish to apply for a work position in the field of 3D video games. The student will develop both technically and personally to successfully meet any game production creating learning environments, character design, animation, visual effects exportable, creating tools for production, creating extreme detail and optimization of all material for use in 3D real-time graphics engine. Creating your demo reel and your own level of 3D game also allows you to access other areas of 3D production. Requirements  Computer user level and knowledge of the Windows environment. Seminars and master classes Seminars included in the race: CGI history Sound Editing, assembly and formats Color Theory Audiovisual language Practice shooting on the set of chroma HDRI capture Recording Mocap Drawing Undertakes: New forms of financing Legal, labor and tax advice How to get customers and loyalty Business Marketing Business plan (Workshop) How to tackle your first job Marketing staff Negotiation Techniques Autoventa and competences Demo reel Understanding Your payroll Job Interview (Workshop) Career prospects - 3D Graphic Artist -... [-]

Film Career Specializing In Script

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Spain Barcelona

We teach cinema and technology at your service without losing its purest essence: THE ART OF STORYTELLING. [+]

Start: 06/02/2017 Small groups: 12 students Who is targeted: young from 18 years who want to train and work as professionals in the film and audiovisual industry. Material included: Laptop latest generation ready for video editing and postproduction. Camera Black Magic, Sony (or higher) Requirements: * Computer user skills and knowledge of Windows Employment Opportunities as Filmmaker environment: Riding her own production company, versatile freelance, able to work in any production: assistant director, camera assistant, meritorious camera, video ... assistant national employment Opportunities director Writer Writer film, TV, advertising, series, animation and video games in productions nationally and internationally. Freelance specialist. * Study differentiates us in small groups (max. 12 people) * develop students as individuals and as technicians * We apply the latest technologies applied to film * Practical guidance and to the working world * International Projection * Access specialties * Job * tutored projects * Training from scratch or advanced level * Material included * international Environment * Agreements with companies * Consulting before, during and after training * Support * training course post business [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

DigiPen - Europe
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Spain Bilbao

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation is a four-year program designed to prepare students to create artwork at the professional level. Rather than simply teaching students how to use current tools and software, the BFA program emphasizes the development of foundational skills that remain relevant and useful regardless of the technology or medium. [+]

Bachelors in Game Design in Europe 2017. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation is a four-year program designed to prepare students to create artwork at the professional level. Rather than simply teaching students how to use current tools and software, the BFA program emphasizes the development of foundational skills that remain relevant and useful regardless of the technology or medium. Students who successfully complete this program will have the skills to produce powerful, affecting imagery in a professional studio environment. Admissions Information Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation program must have a strong foundation in drawing and art concepts and be open to constructive feedback on their work. Candidates must provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork and should have experience with drawing and other fine arts disciplines such as painting and sculpture. Currently accepting applications for Fall 2015. Topics Covered Students who successfully compete the BFA program will possess the following: Extensive production experience in both 2D and 3D animation, as well as an area of greater focus that enables students to target a specific sector of the industry according to their interests and abilities. Excellent drawing skills, including an understanding of how to maintain and continually enhance their craft throughout their career. Strong storytelling abilities, including visual storytelling, literary traditions, story through dialog, story through acting, and cinematic conventions. Familiarity with modern studio processes, including the ability to use current tools and software, as... [-]