• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Do you like playing games and are you particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work, its looks, its mechanics, and its internal technical system? Then this programme may be something for you. This four year international major in Game Design from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen prepares you for becoming a designer in applied games and developer in gametools.

About

Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, understand 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

After completing this Game Design from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, you will have a foundation of skills and competences for working as a game designer or game developer in an (applied) game studio or start your own business. Alternatively, you will also be able to work as a multimedia designer or multimedia developer in the creative industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Design & Concepting
  • Tools
  • Programming Basics
  • Design Research
  • Evaluation
  • Usability & Interface Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Upper Secondary School diploma, such as

  • France: Baccalaureat
  • Germany: Hochschulreife Abitur or Fachhochschulreife
  • UK: 4 GCSEs (A*- C grade), plus 2 A/S levels
  • Equivalent level of education for other countries
Specific subject: Mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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