Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences Suur-Sõjamäe 10a, Tallinn, Estonia eek@eek.ee +372 610 1900

GAME DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Design, develop and turn your games into a business.

  1. Three-year program

  2. Game Design and Development program
  3. Full-time study in English from Monday to Wednesday

Game Design and Development is a curriculum designed to provide skills for both mobile and PC games development as well as starting up your own game company.

A game designer is a core member of the team, a specialist for developing great game mechanics and captivating gameplay. A game designer is well-versed in software development, computer graphics and business thinking.




Marge Robam
Head of Curriculum (Game Design and Development)

CURRICULUM

CONTENT / SEMESTERS

Entrepreneurship module (15 ECTS CREDIT)
Major field of study (29 ECTS CREDIT)
Basic studies (28 ECTS CREDIT)
Final paper and internship (45 ECTS CREDIT)
Game design and development specialisation module (63 ECTS CREDIT)

TUITION

ONCE IN YEAR IN TALLINN:
tuition fee per year for non-EU residents 4820 €
tuition fee per yer for EU residents 4420 €

"Game Design Curriculum is special because of the inspiring specialists as lecturers.
They speak from the experience and share valuable practical knowledge you’d never find on your own. As an added bonus game design skills can also be used in the advertisement industry."

Taivo Seppa, student

EUAS' partners in providing game design studies are among Creative Mobile, Derivco Estonia,  GameLab, IGDA Estonia, Level1.




Though the curriculum allows for specialisation in game graphics or games software development, main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics and monetisation model design.

Game Design and Development is suited for someone who has a deep interest in games and a wide array of hobbies. Game design is a great place to find an outlet for the seemingly exclusive interests - the artistic programmer or a musician graphics artist.

The most important part is that you have the habit of looking past the gameplay. If you find yourself analysing the games you play, this is the curriculum for you. If you have prior graphics or programming skill to bring with you, even better.

As a graduate, there are many positions from which you can begin your career in the games industry. Some include:

  • Character designer
  • Level designer
  • Game designer
  • Software developer for games
  • Concept artist
  • Videogame graphics artist

Criteria for admission:

  • Internationally recognized secondary education;
  • Motivation letter/short essay (30%);
  • Admission interview (50%);
  • Motivation to study and an entrepreneurial mindset (20%);
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent proof of English proficiency. 

Admission: 

  • Application deadlines for non-EU (EU visa required) candidates: 31.10.2019.
  • Application deadlines for EU (and EU visa free countries) candidates: 31.01.2020.


For more information please contact:

Marge Robam
Head of Curriculum
marge.robam@eek.ee

The Head of Curriculum can also be reached via Skype!
LECTURER
Filipp Keks
Erik Kesa
Brandon Marsh