The Digital Game Design Undergraduate Program at  Bahcesehir University which will become a forerunner in our country and Istanbul in particular with an approach that joins various disciplines like art, technology and economy under the roof of design.


The Digital Game Design Undergraduate Program at  Bahcesehir University established under the Faculty of Communication, with its interdisciplinary approach does not only unite the software, art and design domains, but offers an interdisciplinary working environment across our university and the Faculties of Engineering and Education in particular. Students, who will come together in foundation classes in their freshman year, will take their first steps towards specialization in their sophomore year by selecting one of the software and art verticals under the roof of design according to their talents.

Students’ routes will once again intersect in the project classes, where they will transform into game teams and produce together with the consultancy of our academic staff. Local and international internships practiced through the COOP system within the scope of our university, which brings students together with the business world during their student lives, and the BUG sectoral communications network, enhances students’ experiences and updates their knowledgebase.

Besides the Bahçe?ehir University Game Lab (BUG) established as part of the Faculty of Communication and the Game Design Graduate Program (Master BUG) formed within the scope of the Social Sciences Institute, the European game scene activation center BUG Berlin and the game production studio BUG Pro foundations directly contribute to the program.

This program, which creates significant difference by working in integration with the virtual reality incubation center VR First BAU and Cryengine Academy established in collaboration with the world gaming giant Crytek, can be considered as a pioneer in our country.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

      • Communications Skills and Academic Reporting
      • Basics of Programming
      • Design Thinking
      • 2D Digital Art
      • Game History and Analysis
      • Fundamentals of Game Design

      English Language Requirements

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      • Minimum required score:


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      Academic Requirements

      General Requirements

      All freshman applicants must follow the next steps to complete the application process:

      • Fill out the Online Application form
      • Submit copy of High school diploma and Transcript of records/ required scores (both in English or Turkish)
      • Submit Copy of Passport

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        5530 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 5530 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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      Living costs for Istanbul

      • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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