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Video Game Design and Development Degree

Project by: Noelia Alonso

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COURSE

4 years

CURSO

4 years

CREDITS:

240 ECTS

MODE:

Face-to-face in Madrid

LANGUAGES:

Spanish

DATE:

September 2023

AVAILABLE SPOTS:

90

SCHEDULE:

1st and 2nd year (morning), 3rd and 4th year (afternoon).

WHY

Last places available for the 2023-2024 academic year with exclusive scholarships to study Video Games at our University.

 

The only curriculum that incorporates the mentions of Art, Design and Programming in Spain.

Recognised at the Grads in Games Awards as one of the 6 best educational institutions in Europe to study video games.

More than 400 computers, graphic tablets with specific design software and virtual reality and augmented reality equipment, as well as 1,200 m2 of workshops to bring your projects to life.

UDIT Mode

Only University specialising in Design and Technology

Our University Campus located in the heart of Madrid is full of activities, masterclasses, catwalks, contests, fairs, events, etc. to maximise students’ creativity.

Pioneers. More than 20 years making history

Precursors in elevating design degrees to the university level, creating the first Official Degrees in Product Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Video Game Design and Development or Multimedia and Graphic Design.

International Vocation

We have numerous agreements with some of the best universities in the world of design so that our students can incorporate international and multicultural experience into their time at university.

Methodology and excellence

The very typology of our degrees allows us to use a learning methodology based on real projects. We seek your excellence.

Business connection

More than 2,200 agreements signed with leading companies in the sector for the professional practice of our students; advice and exchange of experiences and research.

State-of-the-art facilities

More than 13,000 m2 of specialised facilities with the best resources and equipment used by large companies in the sector.

Curriculum

The Video Game Design and Development Degree Curriculum consists of 240 ECTS credits divided into 4 courses.

Consult the Teaching Guides for the Video Game Design and Development Degree

You will learn basic transversal knowledge of programming, digital design, artistic drawing and projects as well as theoretical notions of the video game industry.

Subject Semester ECTS credits Hours
Introduction to the Video Game Industry 1 3
Digital Design I 1 6
Programming Fundamentals 1 6
Artistic Drawing A 6
Project Workshop I A 6
History of Art A 6
Representation Systems and Perspective A 6
English I A 6
Introduction to Video Game and Virtual Environment Programming 2 6
Fundamentals of Networking and Multiplayer Environments 2 3
Digital Design II 2 6

You will specialise in one of the three majors: design, art or programming, and you will complete your training with basic subjects in 3D modelling, web design and storyboarding.

Subject Semester ECTS credits Hours
Introduction to 3D Modelling 1 6
Project Workshop II A 6
Video Game Design: Scripting and Storyboarding A 6
Videogame Development Technologies and Virtual Environments I A 12
English for the Video Game Industry A 6
Audiovisual Communication A 6
Web Design 2 6
Interactive Design (Opt. Design) 1 6
Level Design: Theory and Application (Design Opt.) 2 6
2D Animation (Opt. Art) A 6
Anatomy and Movement (Opt. Art) 1 3
3D Modelling and Texturing (Art Opt.) 2 3
Object Oriented Programming (Opt. Programming) 2 6
Applied Mathematics (Opt. Programming) 2 6

You will acquire knowledge of marketing, advanced web design, project management and the legislative framework, while you study your chosen field of study in depth. In this course you will do an internship in companies in the video games sector.

Subject Semester ECTS credits Hours
Advanced Level Design (Opt. Design) 2 6
Fundamentals of Physics Applied to Videogames (Opt. Programming) 2 6
Databases (Opt. Programming) 1 3
Operating Environments (Opt. Programming) 1 3
Curricular Internships (Opt. Programming) A 12
Artificial Intelligence (Opt. Programming) A 6
Curricular Internships (Opt. Art) A 12
Concept Art (Opt. Art) A 6
3D Modelling and Digital Sculpture (Opt. Art) A 6
3D Animation (Opt. Art) A 6
Video game marketing 1 3
Experimental Design and Alternative Interfaces (Opt. Design) 1 6
Curricular Internships (Opt. Design) A 12
Mobile Design and New Platforms (Opt. Design) A 6
Applied Legislation 2 3
Advanced Web Design A 6
Videogame Development Technologies and Virtual Environments II A 6
Audio in the Video Game A 6
Project Workshop III A 6

In this course you will work on digital post-production, special effects and 3D engines together with your final degree project.

Subject Semester ECTS credits Hours
Videogame Development Technologies and Virtual Environments III A 12
Final Degree Project A 18
Digital Post-production and Special Effects 1 6
Business Management of Video Game Projects 2 6
Statistics and Probability: Design based on Data Analysis (Opt. Design) A 6
User Experience: UI/UX Design (Opt. Design) A 6
Design of Videogame Economies (Opt. Design) A 6
Advanced 3D (Opt. Art) A 6
Advanced 3D Animation (Opt. Art) A 6
Advanced Concept Art (Opt. Art) A 6
Advanced Artificial Intelligence (Opt. Programming) A 6
Graphic Programming (Opt. Programming) 1 6
Concurrent Programming for Videogames (Opt. Programming) 2 6

Connecting with Businesses

The relationship between University/Business is vital for the professional success of the students, which is why professional internships are a fundamental aspect of the curricula of all our degrees. UDIT is constantly working to foster partnerships with companies, developing an ecosystem of companies and institutions that collaborate in the professional development of our students.

We have signed more than 2.000 active internship agreements with leading companies in the sector such as:

Feedback from students

Prizes and awards

The talent of our students has played a leading role in major national and international competitions over the years:
  • SONY PLAYSTATION AWARDS

  • GRADS IN GAMES AWARDS

  • FUN & SERIOUS GAME FESITVAL

  • STEM WOMEN CONGRESS

  • DEVUEGO AWARDS

  • HACK4GOOD

  • GAMEDAILY CONNECT

  • REBOOT FESTIVAL

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES

Our university campus has the best technological and professional equipment, that is also used in large companies. You will have at your disposal 13,000 m2, spread over three buildings, with state-of-the-art facilities designed for your learning and practice.

  • "You will learn how to use virtual technology for a total immersion of your projects"

  • "State-of-the-art equipment and software adapted to the needs of each subject"

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

At UDIT we are constantly working to foster partnerships with the best universities and companies related to design and advertising. We seek to promote opportunities for our students, incorporating international and multicultural experience into your time at university.

You will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, courses or conferences in English, and take part in international trips, workshops, experiences and programmes.

Exclusive partnership agreement. ESNE students will be able to access special conditions in courses given by the prestigious Colleges of the University of the Arts London. We are the only university institution in Spain with this type of agreement signed with UAL. Further information

Career opportunities

Hundreds of our Video Game Design and Development alumni are already working in the main companies in the sector in areas and positions such as:

ART

  • Illustrator
  • Art Director
  • Texture Designer
  • Character Setup and Rigger
  • Animation

DESIGN

  • Videogame Scriptwriter
  • Video Game Level Designer
  • Audiovisual and Transmedia Producer
  • Organic Modeller
  • User Experience Designer
  • Character Setup y Rigger
  • Design Software Designer
  • Monetisation Systems Designer

PROGRAMMING

  • Video Game Developer
  • Artificial Intelligence Programmer
  • Mobile Applications Programmer
  • Simulator Programmer
  • Physical Systems Programmer
  • App Developer
  • HTML5 Systems and Apps Developer
  • Database Systems Developer
  • Serious Gaming Developer

Go one step further

If you’re interested in this program, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will help you resolve your doubts and guide you through the process of choosing your future.

You can count on me to answer all your questions.

Luis

Student Advisor at UDIT

luis-sagastibelza

FAQs

If you come from the Cycle of 3D Animations, Games and Interactive Environments and you want to study the Degree in Design and Development of Video Games and Virtual Environments, a total of 114 credits will be validated if you choose the Mention of Art, 102 credits if you choose the Mention of Design and 102 credits if you choose the Mention of Programming.

Remember that if you have any doubts or if you have completed another university course or training, you can request your validation study free of charge.

If you come from the Multiplatform Applications Development Cycle (DAM) and you want to take the Degree in Design and Development of Video Games and Virtual Environments, a total of 62 credits will be validated.

Remember that if you have any doubts or if you have completed another university course or training, you can request your validation study free of charge.

Unreal and Unity are the engines you will use the most, as well as all those related to image and animation such as ZBrush, 3DsMax, Box2D or Photoshop. …You will also learn everything you need to develop video games for mobile, web, triple AAA and games for virtual, augmented or mixed reality glasses.

Quality Management System

Verification and modification reports

Verification report

CONTACT us

If you have any questions or if you want to set up your access, please write or call us on +34 915 55 25 28.