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Game Design in myStudium*

Whether creative games for computer and console or rather analog board and card games: In the myStudium Game Design you will deal intensively with innovative methods of game development. You will gain the know-how to practically design interactive media and games in software development, game art, media technology and game design craft. In this way, you will theoretically and practically succeed in your professional entry into the segment of game development, gamification and serious games. Knowledge in the areas of marketing, data analytics and IT project management round out your profile as a game designer. 


Subject to approval by the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Society. We expect the approval by the Ministry at the latest at the start of the study. So far, we have always received it on time.

Your benefits

TOP-LEVEL QUALITY

IU is a state-recognised and accredited private university. The recognition confirms the high quality of both the study programmes and the teaching.

STUDY THE WAY YOU WANT

Simply decide for yourself whether you want to learn on campus or virtually. And benefit from a structured curriculum at the same time.

LECTURERS FROM THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD

Our lecturers have many years of practical experience and can therefore convey their knowledge to you in a particularly practical way.
Summary

YOUR MYSTUDIUM IN SHORT

Degree, Duration & Admission

Degree: B.A., 180 ECTS credits Study

Duration: 6 Semesters

Admission: A-levels (Technical Diploma), Subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or possible without A-levels. Please find further information under Admission.

Study Model & Examinations

Regular classes led by lecturers from the field at the location or virtual campus. In addition, digital self-study to prepare for face-to-face meetings. In addition, digital self-study to prepare for attendance phases. Exams can be taken at your location or flexibly online.

Courses

2-3 days per week in the attendance phase. Practical work with your fellow students under the guidance of experienced lecturers. Days and times vary depending on location/semester.

STUDY LOCATIONS

Köln, Virtueller Campus

Accrediation

Study program is state recognized. 180 ECTS - German AR-Seal, ZFU 1117221

Tuition Fees

399€ per month (plus 699€ graduation fee at the end of the program). All your learning and teaching material is already included in the fees.

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Study Content

This is what awaits you in your study programme Game Design

Video games – once part of the subculture – are now considered the modern "spearhead" of digitalisation. The gaming market is booming and you can help to shape the new gaming trends! During your studies, you will deal with exciting fields of application – from artificial intelligence to world design. In the process, you will acquire key expertise in the creative principles of game development. This includes psychological basics, storytelling as well as methods of idea generation and know-how about the course of creative processes. In addition, you will be trained in the conception of game content and rule systems. Later you can choose between three elective modules with which you can further specialise.


The bachelor's programme in Game Design has a modular structure. This means that you study the different subject areas in so-called "modules", whereby you earn ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System) for the completion of each module. These ECTS are recognised internationally.


Take a look at the module handbook and our study plan now!

New: AI-Electives!

With our optional AI elective modules, you will learn everything you need to know about artificial intelligence during your studies and make yourself indispensable on the job market!

  • Learn everything from the basics of AI systems to prompting techniques*

  • We will discuss real use cases that you may encounter in your day-to-day work

  • Take the modules independently of your degree programme and still collect valuable ECTS Points

  • Become a specialist of the future! We are one of the first universities to offer you the best conditions on the labour market

*You can find more information on course content in the module handbook

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This is why myStudium is worthwhile

In our video, you will learn what awaits you in myStudium and what advantages you will benefit from at the IU:

  • You learn in a particularly practical way in small study groups.

  • During your studies, you will be supported by study advisors and study coaches.

  • You decide whether you learn on site or on the virtual campus.

  • You receive discounts on services, subscriptions or branded articles from our partners.

  • We work with you to find the best solutions for financing your myStudium.

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Career

Your career prospects in Game Design

The games industry is growing strongly and the media landscape is increasingly demanding interactive content. Accordingly, your chances are good with indie developers, marketing, advertising, large media companies, educational institutions, game developers or publishers. With your Game Design degree, you will, for example:

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Fees

Your costs and services

Only until 20.06.24
Full Time
Duration 36 months

US$411

 monthly

US$433

Enroll by June 20th and get a discount with the code "SPRING2024"!
Additional Costs

Included services:

Classes in virtual classroom or on-campus

Use of our online campus

Test access to the myCampus learning platform directly after signing the contract

Correction of your final module exams

Teaching and learning material

Online exams

Instruction, supervision and evaluation of your bachelor thesis

Shipping costs for the study scripts (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

We make it possible: At IU International University you can start your desired study programme - without NC, state-recognised, with or without a general A-level!

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Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor Game Design

We have compiled the most important questions and answers for you here. If you still have questions, our student advisory service will be happy to help you.

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Awards, accreditations and certifications

IU Internationale Hochschule ist seit 1999 eine staatlich anerkannte HochschuleIU Internationale Hochschule ist vom Wissenschaftsrat akkreditiertIU Internationale Hochschule ist zugelassen für FernunterrichtIU Internationale Hochschule erhält beim StudyCheck-Award 2023 die Auszeichnung „Top Hochschule in Deutschland“