Bachelor's Degree in Game Design in Europe

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Game Design

A bachelor’s degree is a four-year undergraduate degree and is the standard for higher education throughout most of the world. Bachelor’s degrees can be earned at state universities, at private universities, at community colleges and via online universities.

Game design is a field of design with a focus in digital creation and development. Game design refers to not only the creation of imaginative and fictional worlds, but also the game formula, visual aspect and difficulty level associated with the game.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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Bachelor in International Game Architecture and Design

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 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!

Your career?

As a graduate you will be equipped to enter positions such as:... [-]


Bachelor in Game Design and Development (Professional Higher Education)

Estonian Entrepreneurship University Of Applied Sciences (EUAS)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Degree In Engineering Multimedia - Video Games

laSalle Barcelona
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor Game Design

University of Applied Sciences Europe
Campus Full time 7 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin Region Iserlohn Hamburg + 2 more

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! [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor Video Game Art And 3d Animation

Autograf
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 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.... [-]


Advanced Degree In Video Games

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor in Games Programming

SAE Institute Berlin
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 42 months March 2018 Germany Berlin + 1 more

From the fundamentals, to advanced modules that cover game programming in detail, graduates of this study programme emerge with highly marketable skills, which power one of the largest sectors of the creative media industries. [+]

OVERVIEW

From the fundamentals, to advanced modules that cover game programming in detail, graduates of this study programme emerge with highly marketable skills, which power one of the largest sectors of the creative media industries.

Our emphasis on hands-on training, allows you to work on various projects throughout your studies to learn the essential tools and techniques for games development. You are supported by tutors to guide your experimentation and creative output to ensure you develop skills that prepare you for success.

The study programme consists of two courses, the SAE Games Programming Diploma and the Bachelor level that provides you with additional skill sets and understanding of the creative industries, project management, intellectual property and specialised audio technique, leading to an internationally recognised BSc (Hons) Games Programming* degree, validated by Middlesex University, London.... [-]


Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Game Design

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 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. ... [-]


Global Degree In Games And Apps Development

Universidade Europeia
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The degree in Games and Apps Development has an innovative program that responds to the need for professionals prepared for the challenges of the digital gaming industry and mobile applications. [+]

THE Degree in games and apps development Has an innovative program that responds to the need for professionals prepared for the challenges of the digital gaming industry and mobile applications.

Course mostly oriented by projects: from the first to the last semester, everything is focused on the projects of the students. With the support of faculty and companies, at the end of the course, students have developed six projects; The projects to be developed, develop the skills that the market expects from this type of professionals, involving the integration of knowledge, teamwork and interaction with students of other degrees, with more focused skills in the areas of graphic design and game design ; Students gain experience in multiple technologies, including mobile and web environments, 3D, game consoles, PC, among others, and explore new horizons through curricular units dedicated to creativity and critical thinking as well as emerging gaming technologies. ... [-]

Media and Computer Games

Vilnius Business College
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 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.... [-]


Game Design

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Do you like playing games and are you particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work, its looks, its mechanics, its internal technical system and other interactive media? Then this programme may be something for you. This four year international major in Game Design as part of the Communication & Multimedia Design programme prepares you for becoming a designer in applied games and developer in gametools. [+]

Bachelors in Game Design in Europe 2018. Study a Bachelor's in Game Design in the Netherlands Do you like playing games and are you particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work, its looks, its mechanics, its internal technical system and other interactive media? Then this programme may be something for you. This four year international major in Game Design as part of the Communication & Multimedia Design programme prepares you for becoming a designer in applied games and developer in gametools. Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, understanding the principles of game art, as well as developing the code for gameplay. While working in a team, you will 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. Career prospects ... [-]

BACHELOR 2-D VIDEO GAMES

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 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. [+]

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).... [-]


Bachelor In Game Art Animation

SAE Institute Leipzig
Campus Full time 24 - 42 months October 2018 Germany Leipzig

From anatomical examinations to precise modeling of complex textures, environments, and their integration into a game engine, this course provides you with industry-specific skills, technologies, and production methods to create 3D models for the artistic design of games. [+]

From anatomical examinations to precise modeling of complex textures, environments, and their integration into a game engine, this course provides you with industry-specific skills, technologies, and production methods to create 3D models for the artistic design of games. After studying with a combination of technical and artistic content, you will make your degree with a convincing portfolio. The course of study provides for two courses, the renowned SAE Game Art & 3D Animation Diploma, recognized by the industry, as well as a bachelor's degree in which additional skills are learned and areas such as creative processes, project management, copyright and special techniques from the game industry be treated. The study is completed with an internationally recognized BA / BSc (Hons) Game Art Animation *, validated by the University of Middlesex in London.... [-]


Official Degree In Video Game Design And Development

ESNE - Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Inovación y Tecnología
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor of Game Art Animation

SAE Institute UK
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Oxford Liverpool Glasgow + 3 more

Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and turn that creative talent into your dream career. [+]

Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and turn that creative talent into your dream career. From anatomy studies for precise character modelling, to intricate textures, environments and integration with games engines, the programme develops your skills using industry standard technologies and production methods to create 3D art for games.

Our hands-on ethos will have you experimenting with many different styles in order for you to explore and expand your own individual flair, which you can then hone during the many practical projects, closely supervised by a supportive team to help engrain these skill-sets. During the process of the degree, our tutors will nurture and guide your creative work flow in order to prepare and create the all-important show reel to ensure that you hit the ground running in the industry.... [-]