BA Game Design

Design and develop your own games.

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Designing Adventures, Crafting Experiences

Computer, video, and mobile games are the medium of the future. Already today, more than 40 percent of Germans profess their love for them, with 90 percent of those people playing them multiple times a week. Games mean entertainment and business, yet they also reflect personal expression and global perspectives – and most of all, they're a lot of fun. As a game designer, you’ll create innovative game mechanics and shape game narratives. With your expertise, you’ll be involved in all stages of development: from the first idea through to the technical and creative conceptual design and finally the design of spaces and characters.
At the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE), you’ll have the unique opportunity to put together your own individual combination of game design, development and art, which means that you’ll get familiar with the individual disciplines as well as their mutual influences.

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Admission Requirements

Here are some things you will require for your application at the UE:

  • Completed admission form
  • Transcript & language proficiency
  • CV & Copy of passport
  • a portfolio is required

In the Game Design programme, your studies will focus on the development and creation of innovative and experimental games. As a student, you’ll receive an overview of the business, culture, and markets surrounding computer games, from AAA to indie games and experimental formats.

Semesters & Credits

  • 6 semesters
  • 180 ECTS (Credits)
  • Teaching language: English

The programme starts in both the winter and summer terms.


  • EU applicants standard: € 708 monthly
  • Non-EU applicants standard: € 12,100 yearly

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Study Game Design Programme at UE
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This programme gives students a high degree of autonomy so that they can work in developer studios while developing games themselves. Typical areas would be (e.g.) game-, system-, level-, or narrative designer, game writer or artist, environmental artist, character artist, 3D modeller or texture artist.

You’ll have classes in the areas of game design, game art and game programming, as well as their interplay with each other. From the first semester on, you’ll learn how to master the development process in teams on a project basis. To round out the development of your own games and prototypes, you’ll learn about the theoretical aspects of gaming as a medium, receive an overview of the financial perspectives and get insight into the industry at the national and international levels. In interdisciplinary seminars, workshops, and study trips, you’ll expand your horizons.

FAQ Game Design studies

Students at Berlin Campus

Gain access to internships and real-life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

  • InnoGames
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  • Hamburg Kreative Gesellschafat

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Prof. Csongor Baranyai

Prof. Csongor Baranyai

Learn more about Prof. Csongor Baranyai, Programme Director Game Design at our Campus Berlin of the University of Europe for Applied Sciences.
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