Bachelor Game Design (B.A.)

MY NEW PLAYING FIELD.

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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JOIN THE GAME. AND GAIN THE KNOWLEDGE. STUDY GAME DESIGN.

Realise your own ideas for creative computer, mobile or video games. What does it take? A Bachelor's degree in Game Design at the IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU). Here you will gain sound knowledge in software development and media technology. In this way, you will be able to enter the game development and gamification segment both theoretically and practically. After successfully completing your Bachelor's degree in Game Design, you will be able to take on conceptual and managerial tasks, realise your own ideas as an indie developer or work together in a team to implement the game blockbusters of the future.  

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Career

SCORING A CAREER. EASY AS PIE.

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: 

Choose how you want to study Game Design at IU

You can complete your Game Design studies flexibly by distance learning. Here you can find out how your studies at IU work and what your advantages are in the distance learning study model.  

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From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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For maximum freedom - study 100% flexible

You study completely on your own terms – whenever, wherever and however you want! Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.

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Study the way you want after graduating from high school. Campus or online – you decide. 

Study on campus during the day or in the virtual lecture hall, exchange ideas with professors and fellow students and deepen your knowledge on our digital platform. This way you will benefit from the perfect mix of classic student life and flexible online studies!

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
State-recognised & award-winning*
State-recognised & award-winning*
German
German
Admission requirements
With and without Abitur (A-Levels)
With and without Abitur (A-Levels)
No NC (admissions restrictions) or waiting semester
No NC (admissions restrictions) or waiting semester
Advantages of the study format
Flexible learning on the online campus - whenever and wherever you want
Perfect mix of flexible online studies and regular courses on site or virtually
Innovative study app IU Learn and online campus
Innovative study app IU Learn and online campus
Possibility to study alongside your job thanks to 100% online teaching
Campus life with maximum flexibility – design your studies according to your life situation!
Personal support from study advisors, teachers, study coaches and career coaches
Structured curriculum, best support and personal contacts
Take your online exams 24/7 from the comfort of your own home
Classes and exams virtually or on-site in small groups
Campus
Virtual campus – 100 % online
Virtual campus & 15 locations
Time model
Start your studies at any time
Start your studies up to 4x per year
Full Time – 36 months
Full time – 36 months
Part Time I – 48 months
Part Time II – 72 months
Study online
Study online and on-site at the campus

* Information on accreditation and state approval can be found on the sub-page of the degree programme.

Why you should study Game Design 

A degree brings with it various advantages that can help you in the course of your career. You develop soft skills and abilities such as scientific work, which are important for your professional development and which you could not acquire in an apprenticeship. You can only reach certain positions and thus salary levels with an academic degree. Lifelong learning is also becoming increasingly important for our society and a bachelor's or master's degree simply ensures you better career and promotion opportunities and a successful future.  


Your IU Studies in Game Design 

In our modular Game Design degree programme, you first deal with the basics and methods of user-centric design. This includes basic scientific knowledge in the areas of general psychology, user design, user experience and the design and ergonomics of user interfaces. Then it's on to storytelling and the conception of content and control systems for games and interactive media. The topics of data analytics and IT project management round off your knowledge in the field of game development. 


A look into the future: what you will do after graduation 

You can already determine your future professional focus during your Game Design studies by specialising in areas such as concept, core or analytical Game Design. Not enough yet? Then deepen your knowledge in digital business models, monetisation or data analysis. After completing your Game Design degree, you will become a sought-after game expert. The gaming market is growing fast. Your chances at software development companies or publishing houses are correspondingly good

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We are moving

From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

Info by post

I have taken note of the data protection declaration as well as the information on the right of withdrawal and on the persons responsible.

*Mandatory fields

Awards, accreditations and certifications