Bachelor Game Design (B.A.)

Become a creator of innovative game ideas. Join the winning team with your Game Design degree. 

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Language : German

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Realise your own ideas for creative computer-, mobile-, or video games. What you need? Simple: The bachelor program Game Design at IU International University. You will gain in-depth knowledge in software engineering and media technology. You will be equipped with all the theoretical background and practical know-how you need, to start your successful career in the field of game development and gamification. In addition to the principles of design, the program consists of basic elements of psychology, creative storytelling as well as creative methods for idea development. The focus always lies on the conception and development of game contents and control systems. After successful completion of your Game Design program, you will be able to tackle conceptional and leadership tasks, realise your own ideas as an independent developer, or get the next block buster games on the road as part of a team.  

The bachelor programme Game Design at IU is modular. First you will learn the basics and methods of user-centric designs. This includes the scientific fundamentals in general psychology, user design, user experience as well as design and ergonomics of user interfaces. In the following, you will move on to storytelling and the conception of contents and rule systems for games, and interactive media respectively. To round things off, you will gain marketing, data analytics and IT-project management insights, which are essential fields in game development. Over the course of your Game Design programme, you will also determine your occupational focus by further specialising on a particular field, such as concept game design, core game design or analytic game design. Still not enough? Then how about delving into digital business models, monetisation or data analysis? Whatever your focus, with your degree in Game Design you will be a sought-after game expert.  

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By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
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The gaming market is on a steady rise. Accordingly, your career opportunities with software developing companies or publishers are excellent. With your degree in Game Design you could be: 

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Concept Game Design

As a concept game designer, you lead a team through the game development process. You design game concepts and develop prototypes from them. These simple game versions are then checked and refined. In doing so, you design the content in such a way that it captivates the players and can be successfully marketed. You work closely with graphic designers and programmers to implement your theoretical concepts practically. 

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Core Game Designer

As a core game designer, you are responsible for the development of game systems and design the individual levels of the game world. You create game design patterns for unique computer game worlds and develop the architectural and landscape design of a level, as well as the appropriate soundscape and lighting in the virtual space. This includes, for example, environment-based puzzles and targeted placement of opponents and NPCs. You also develop economic systems that are geared towards the needs of the players. 

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Analytic Game Designer

As analytic game designer, you will ensure a convincing user experience and are responsible, for example, for the functional design of new user interfaces. Your responsibilities include targeted monetisation to successfully finance video game projects. You will be in charge of collecting game data and analyse relevant factors that positively influence the sustainability of the gaming experience. You then convert the results of user tests into digital business models. 

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