BA (with Honors) in Game Design

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From 13,500 € / year

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This four-year program focuses on creating and studying games. Covers game design, including mobile, console, PC, board, card, serious, and experimental games.

Topics include in-depth game analysis, hands-on development experience, and game theory studies. Along the way, you’ll also learn important skills in programming, digital media creation, problem solving, usability, project management, production, and teamwork. You will develop a deep understanding of the concepts, theories, and models about the study of game design and how they can be applied to entertainment and non-entertainment uses.

You will be able to analyze and determine multiple approaches to game design, mechanics, controls and the context in which they are used. You will use advanced skills from specialized areas to achieve goals, including designing and implementing complex game systems, documenting the design process, testing, and implementing the resulting games.

You can also apply game design techniques to solve real-world problems.

During the program, you will also create and release at least ten games to the public and design hundreds more, from board games to mobile and desktop games.

Program structure

  • Creative practice
  • Game character design
  • Game production
  • Ludology
  • Design practice
  • Game programming
  • Game Tools 1
  • Games and society, culture and context
  • Game production
  • Introduction to academic writing
  • Game mechanics
  • Game production
  • Game Tools 2
  • Media ethics
  • Production studio
  • Gamification
  • Media theory
  • Thesis preparation
  • Prototype study

Electives:

  • Game art practice
  • Game asset layout
  • Game engines
  • Job title
  • Dissertation

Electives:

  • Game audio
  • Narrative layout

Admission requirements

  • Applicants will require a bachelor’s degree officially translated into English.
  • Suitability test and interview.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide proof of English proficiency. The following English language proficiency tests and results are acceptable for most programs. The certificate of your English language level must have been issued within 2 years after the expected start of your course. The following tests are accepted for the January and September 2021 programs:
    • IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.
    • Exam TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
    • Duolingo Test of English with a minimum required score of 95 .

* S e recommends a personal laptop with sufficient specifications for game development.

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Technological University Dublin – TU Dublin

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