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Master in Game Development

Algebra University College
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

About this program

Master in Game Development

Starting September 2022, students will have the opportunity to earn a degree awarded by Algebra University College or earn dual degrees awarded by Algebra University College and Goldsmiths, University of London.

We know you don't lack imagination. We’re sure that you have brilliant ideas. You just need those extra few skills to turn your imagination into amazing digital adventures.

The computer games development course will give you just that.

If you love gaming, but if you also find yourself wondering that during game play you are thinking of refining or improving some elements of it, then this is the right place for you.

We’ll learn how to develop games on all platforms and we’ll look at modern and future trends in order to best equip your skill set to be in line and ahead of the development curve.

We have ensured a work placement internship for you with one of the well-known industry players in Croatia or the EU. Use that experience as part of your final thesis and also maximize the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals.

Upon receiving our diploma, you’ll be on your way to making a real career in game development, whether independently, in a small private studio or one of the giants of the industry.

Admission requirements

Admission to the specialized professional graduate study program is open to all applicants who have previously completed:

  • Undergraduate professional study program in the field of social, natural or technical sciences and acquired 180 or more ECTS credits.
  • Undergraduate university study program in the field of social, natural or technical sciences and acquired 180 or more ECTS credits.

Candidates missing knowledge and passed courses in required fields from the bachelor study level will have opportunity to attend preparation module to be able to successfully study on master level program.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First year

Semester 1

  • Innovative project 1 - Product or services ideation and planning
  • Creativity and Critical Thinking
  • Computer Game Planning
  • Computer Games Development
  • Conceptual and applied 2D art for computer games
  • Mathematical foundations of game development
  • General programming techniques
  • Introduction to 3D modeling for computer games

Semester 2

  • Innovative project 2 - Product or services development
  • Applied DevOps
  • Rational game and level design
  • Development of 3D Games
  • Advanced computer games development
  • Advanced 3D modeling for computer games
  • Narrative design
  • Development of multiplayer games

Second year

Semester 3

  • 3D Modeling and Texturing in Computer Games
  • Effects in computer games
  • Innovative Project 3:Go to market strategies
  • Mobile and hypercasual games
  • Monetization and marketing of computer games
  • Practice: Development of computer games
  • 3D animation in computer games
  • Application of virtual and expanded reality
  • Programming with 3D models
  • Developing computer game scenario
  • Computer game scripting
  • Computer Games Structure
  • Visual effects in computer games

Semester 4

  • Graduation Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The academic intake for Algebra University College takes place annually in late September/early October.


For more information about pricing and tuition fees, please visit the university website.


ECTS points: 120

Title - dual degree option:

Algebra University College title: P. M. ing. comp. Professional Master in Computer Engineering, sub-specialization in Game Development

Goldsmiths, University of London title: MSc in Applied Computer Engineering (Game Development)

Certifications obtained during studies

  • IT SMF – ITIL Foundation

General learning outcomes

  • Evaluate and analyze complex and insufficiently defined problems in the field of occupation using concepts of information theory, applied mathematical theory and best engineering practices
  • Introduce innovative solutions in the field of applied computing by critical analysis and evaluation of current knowledge, models and solutions in the field of expertise, using “best practice solutions” and familiar and modified problem scenarios
  • Apply complex research and analysis methods to determine detailed user or organizational requirements for information solutions or systems
  • Identify, analyze and explain the problems of applying, polishing and implementing existing information systems in a wider business context and propose adequate solutions
  • Manage relationship with users and / or members of a team, recognizing possible sources of misunderstanding and conflict and proactively and effectively influence their inhibition

Career paths

  • Computer game development based on VR and Augmented Reality
  • Development of 2D and 3D games
  • Game development base on persistent worlds
  • Expert for computer game scenario development
  • Project Manager

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Algebra University College

Algebra University College was established in 2008 as a private not-for-profit higher education institution and soon after became recognized as a part of the official Croatian higher education system through the process of initial accreditation. The founder of Algebra University...

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Why study at Algebra University College

Would you describe yourself as creative, curious and open-minded?

If your answer is yes to any of the above, then Algebra University College is the right choice for you!

Digital technologies represent the fastest growing area of the IT industry, one that records a strong growth in revenue and number of employees in Croatia and the world. In other words, by choosing a career in the propulsive and growing digital industry, you are guaranteed to have a head start.

Our study programs are focused on the acquisition of practical and applicable knowledge required by the IT industry. The acquired knowledge is additionally confirmed by international IT certification programs provided by our University College, ensuring maximum visibility and employability for each alumni.

We continually improve our educational programs and teaching approach in line with the labor market requirements, technological trends and the needs of the future. The inexhaustible pace that we have set for ourselves has made Algebra University College a top professional higher education institution unsurpassed in the Croatian educational system. At the end of the day, it does make a difference which career you choose and where you forge it.

Therefore, allow us to take you towards the digital future.


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I researched colleges outside of the States where I could study Applied Mathematics and wanted to make it my fulltime career, but I realized that what I love about math is actually its applicability in video games. Aside from its natural beauties that are truly fascinating, what I really like is the attitude Croatians have to life, your culture ...
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Algebra University College

Gradiscanska 24
10000 Zagreb

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