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Digital Game Design, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Istanbul, Turkey
The Digital Game Design Department is the first four-year BA degree programs in the field of digital gaming in Turkey. Focusing on digital games as expressive media, the Digital Game Design program of the Istanbul Bilgi University aims to educate game designers who are capable of blending creative thinking with technical and organizational skills.
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About the Program

Thanks to the digital distribution channels and the continuing introduction of new platforms digital gaming has become a highly competitive and truly global industry within the last decade. Survival and success in this environment requires creative and innovative gaming ideas and applications. The program aims to educate a workforce capable of meeting the requirements of this industry in both national and global levels.

Digital Game Design BA Program aims to create a productive environment for the students where they will be able to utilize their theoretical knowledge into practice. It is composed of a number of core courses and a selection of electives to choose from according students’ specific interests and strengths. Reflecting this principles the backbone of the core courses consist of game design studio courses focusing on different types of games.

First year students in the Digital Game Design program of the Istanbul Bilgi University will focus on the design of analog games, second year students on the design of 2D games, third year students on the design of 3D games, and fourth year students will develop a polished game using industry standard techniques and methodologies in a genre and platform of their choosing according to their previous experiences. Studio courses are supported by courses focusing on game programming, game art, and game audio.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basics of Game Design
  • Design and Creative Thinking
  • Basic Programming for Games
  • Games and Culture
  • Digital Game History and Analysis
  • Game Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The applicant should fill in the online application form (a hardcopy can be obtained by email upon request)
  • The applicant should upload required documents to the online application form. 
  • Photocopy of high school diploma (with the official transcript)
  • All High school Transcripts/Grades (last 4 high school years)
  • Passport photocopy
  • 2 photographs
  • Blue Card and Certificate of Identity Register Copy
  • If available, a record of scores for one English Language Competency Examinations (for example TOEFL or Cambridge Certificate) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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