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Video Game Design and Development, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #300 (QS) Barcelona, Spain
The bachelor’s degree in Video Game Design and Development will develop your ability to conceptualise, design and program video games and content for an interactive digital world, providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to create material for different platforms and mobile devices. 


The curriculum is designed to develop the multidisciplinary skills involved in creating video games and interactive material. The course will give you a solid grounding in key technologies, programming on multiple platforms, artistic and graphic design, modelling, and 2D and 3D animation. 

You will develop a series of video game projects individually and in groups, gain a broad knowledge of the industry, and – thanks to the active participation of companies involved in the industry – learn about entrepreneurship, financing systems, and approaches to monetization in the sector.

Professional opportunities

  • Video game development
  • Programming of real-time interactive computer-graphics applications
  • Application programming
  • Video game design
  • Video game production
  • Technical art
  • 3D design
  • 2D and 3D animation for video games and digital content
  • Data analysis for video games
  • Quality control, testing and balancing
  • Gamification consulting

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:
  • 3D Modelling 
  • Architecture and Operative Systems 
  • Concept Art 
  • Design Basics 
  • Game Industry 
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics 
  • Programming 
  • Project 
  • 2D Animation 
  • 3D Scenarios 
  • Audiovisual Narrative 
  • Business Environment
  • Game Design 
  • Game Development 
  • Interfaces Design and Interaction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Students from the education systems of EU member states or any other country that has signed a reciprocity agreement with Spain may apply for admission directly, without the need to sit the PAU, provided they meet the academic requirements in force in their own education systems to attend university.
  • These students must have adequate knowledge of the language in which the courses will be taught. The Spanish National Distance Education University (UNED) is responsible for verifying these admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6360 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6360 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/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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