Game Design and Development
|Nominal duration||3 years (180 ECTS)|
|Awards||(Bachelor in Game Design and Development)|
|Tuition fee||€4,820.00 per year|
High school / higher secondary education
The grade in every subject on your higher secondary education diploma must be above 50% of the maximum.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
IELTS 5.5, or equivalent
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
After submitting your application, you will be invited for an online interview.
Game Design and Development is a curriculum designed to provide skills for both mobile and PC games development as well as for you to start 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.
EUAS’ partners in providing game design studies are among others:
- Uppsala University,
- Unity Technologies.
And Estonia’s leading games companies such:
- Creative Mobile,
- Reval Indie House,
- Pyrodactyl Games,
- Interactive Fate.
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.
Though the curriculum allows for specialisation in game graphics or games software development, main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics and monetisation model design.
Entrepreneurship module (15 ECTS CREDIT)
- Entrepreneurship module (15 ECTS)
Major field of study (28 ECTS CREDIT)
- Public speaking (2 ECTS)
- Psychology of advertising (2 ECTS)
- Organisational behavior (5 ECTS)
- Commercial law and creative economy regulations (3 ECTS)
- Communication psychology (4 ECTS)
- Self-management in university (4 ECTS)
- Academic writing (3 ECTS)
- Research methods (5 ECTS)
Basic studies (30 ECTS CREDIT)
- Narrative (5 ECTS)
- HTML 5 (5 ECTS)
- Computer graphics and animation (5 ECTS)
- Photo editing (Photoshop) (5 ECTS)
- User interface and user experience design (UI & UX design) (5 ECTS)
- Vectorgraphic (5 ECTS)
Final paper and internship (45 ECTS CREDIT)
- Speciality teamwork practice (15 ECTS)
- Portfolio (5 ECTS)
- Final paper (10 ECTS)
- Speciality practice (15 ECTS)
Game design and development specialisation module (62 ECTS CREDIT)
- Basics of computer programming (5 ECTS)
- Video game publishing and marketing (5 ECTS)
- Game design, level design and documentation (6 ECTS)
- Video game development and polishing workshop (6 ECTS)
- Game Engines and Prototyping (6 ECTS)
- Mobile game workshop (5 ECTS)
- 3D game graphics (4 ECTS)
- Introduction to game industry (6 ECTS)
- Video game graphics analysis and technical specifications (3 ECTS)
- 2D game graphics (4 ECTS)
- General art composition and colour studies (5 ECTS)
- Object-oriented analysis, design and programming (5 ECTS)
- Sound processing (2 ECTS)
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
The average salary in the video games field in Estonia is 1800 EUR a month.