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Bachelor's Degree in Video Game Design and Development

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2021

September 2022

September 2023

Program description

Bachelor's Degree in Video Game Design and Development

The bachelor’s degree in Video Game Design and Development will develop your ability to conceptualise, design and program video games and content for an interactive digital world, providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to create material for different platforms and mobile devices. The curriculum is designed to develop the multidisciplinary skills involved in creating video games and interactive material. The course will give you a solid grounding in key technologies, programming on multiple platforms, artistic and graphic design, modelling, and 2D and 3D animation. You will develop a series of video game projects individually and in groups, gain a broad knowledge of the industry, and – thanks to the active participation of companies involved in the industry – learn about entrepreneurship, financing systems, and approaches to monetisation in the sector.

Admission requirements

Secondary students from UE and countries with reciprocity agreements:

Students from the education systems of EU member states or any other country that has signed a reciprocity agreement with Spain may apply for admission directly, without the need to sit the PAU, provided they meet the academic requirements in force in their own education systems to attend university.

Students with completed university studies abroad:

Students who have started a university course of study abroad or who have completed it and applied for and been denied homologation from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science and wish to gain admission to this university.

Students with started bachelor's degree abroad:

For the students who have started a bachelor's degree in a foreign country (not completed) and want to continue their studies in the university, the way to apply is different depending on the number of credits susceptible to be validated for the school where they want to do the transfer.

Other foreign secondary students:

The students who have completed upper secondary school in a foreign country have different ways to apply, depending if they have a residence in Spain, from which country are coming and if this one has an agreement with Spain.

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

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Program content

First year

  • 3D Modelling
  • Architecture and Operative Systems
  • Concept Art
  • Design Basics
  • Game Industry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Programming I
  • Programming II
  • Project I

Second year

  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Scenaries
  • Audiovisual Narrative
  • Business Environment
  • Game Design I
  • Game Development
  • Interfaces Design and Interaction
  • Mathematics II
  • Physics II
  • Project II

Third year

  • 3D Animation
  • Artificial Intelligency
  • Augmented Reality
  • Digital Audio
  • Game Design II
  • Game Engines
  • Gamification
  • Marketing and Digital Distribution
  • Mobile Devices
  • Project III

Fourth year

  • Advanced Graphics Programming
  • Audio Production
  • Bachelor's Thesis
  • Big Data and Data Visualization
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Community Management
  • Creative Lab
  • Data Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship and IT Innovation
  • Financiation and Business Models
  • In Company Practice
  • Level Design
  • Modelling and Advanced 3D Animation
  • Narratives for Real-Time
  • Networks and Online Games
  • Postproduction and Visual Effects
  • Serious-Games Design
  • Specialization Block in Applied Multimedia Technologies V
  • Transmedia Production

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Course fees (per academic year): €6,360

Career opportunities

  • Video game development
  • Programming of real-time interactive computer-graphics applications
  • Application programming
  • Video game design
  • Video game production
  • Technical art
  • 3D design
  • 2D and 3D animation for video games and digital content
  • Data analysis for video games
  • Quality control, testing and bala

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher Education and Research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology. The UPC offers 64 bachelor’s degrees, 75 master’s programs (30 of them fully in...

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Campus Nord, Calle Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona Catalonia

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