Creative Media and Game Technologies
Is it your dream to work in the game industry? In our game program, one of the best in the world, you learn how to make interesting, attractive and, above all, playable games.
Whether you want to be the best game play programmer, an award winning character artist or a Triple-A title winning producer, your path to success starts at International Game Architecture and Design in Breda.
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In addition to the legally established admission requirements, we ask for a number of qualities that can help you to become a successful game designer.
You need to be:
- A problem solver
- Team-work oriented
- A multi-modal communicator
- In love with making games (not only with playing them!)
An equivalent of the Dutch diplomas of higher general secondary education (havo) or pre-university level (vwo) is generally required to enrol on a study program at Breda University of Applied Sciences.
English language requirements
You will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results on one of these tests:
- Cambridge C1 Advanced/ Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), with a minimum subscore for Speaking of 169
- Cambridge C2 Advanced/ Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, with a minimum subscore for Speaking of 169
- IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)
- TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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The first year consists of four blocks. The first three cover basic skills that build towards tightly defined projects to enhance your knowledge, all supported by lectures and seminars. The fourth block continues this, while you also work in cross-disciplinary teams to develop a game, practising your skills in a real project and learning how to work in a small development team.
Year 2 consists of four blocks. You spend two blocks further developing your basic skills in your chosen role. In the other two blocks, you work in small multidisciplinary teams building game projects, supported by lectures and seminars. You also have the possibility to go on exchange for one semester.
This year you specialise in your chosen role either working in a multidisciplinary team on a year-long game project or in a smaller specialist team supporting the game project. You also have the possibility to go on exchange for one semester.
In the graduation year you work on two projects that may include:
- a portfolio project individually or in a group (always assessed individually);
- working at a company (with a project deliverable);
- developing a business plan and designing a product (to start your own company, supported by our entrepreneurship start-up specialists);
- taking part in a one-semester exchange program at our partner universities.
Or combine the two projects and work on a year-long project, or go on a year-long internship.
We also encourage our students to go abroad during their studies. In year 4, students participate in projects at companies around the world.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
In the academic year 2020-2021 the statutory tuition fee for bachelor programs is €2,143. First-year students pay €1,071.
You pay the statutory tuition fee if you:
- have the Dutch nationality or the nationality of another country that is part of the EEA, or the Surinamese or Swiss nationality and
- have not already obtained a bachelor's degree from a government-funded program in the Netherlands at the start of the academic year.
In all other cases you pay the institutional tuition fee. In the academic year 2020-2021 the institutional fee for bachelor's programs is €9,950.
After successful completion of Creative Media and Game Technologies degree program you are entitled to the degree of Bachelor of Science.
The Bachelor Program International Game Architecture and Design offers good transfer opportunities to (inter)national master programs in the field of gaming.
Master Game Technology
Once you have graduated, Breda University of Applied Sciences offers you the opportunity of following a one-year master's degree program in Game Technology. With its technological approach, the Master Game Technology addresses this qualitative need: rather than concept development, it focuses on finding (innovative) solutions to (technical) problems encountered by students in the professional field. This also ties in with the international context in which the program has been designed.
Master Media Innovation
Breda University of Applied Sciences also offers you the opportunity of following a one-year master's degree program in Media Innovation. The Master Media Innovation is an international program in the field of digital media. The program has a unique, multidisciplinary approach. It will train young media professionals to acquire analytical skills, teach them to look beyond the surface of digital media and to distinguish crucial digital processes. Not only that: it will equip them with the ability to transform analytical insights into tomorrow’s media products.
As a graduate you will be equipped to enter a variety of programmer, design and visual artist related careers. In addition to the regular positions within the (console-based) games industry there are opportunities in the field of film special effects (VFX), web-based games and mobile games development.
About this institute
Breda University of Applied Sciences
Breda University of Applied Sciences is a medium-sized, government-funded higher education institute. More than 7,000 Dutch and international students from some 100 countries are studying at our institute. We offer bachelor’s and master’s programme at professional and academic level in...
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