International Game Architecture and Design
The technical professional bachelor's programme Creative Media and Game Technologies of NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences has the differentiation area International Game Architecture and Design.
This programme is completely taught in English. In 3 or 4 years’ time you can define your own roles, skill sets and ultimate career path towards your dream job. Whether you want to be the best game-play programmer, an award winning character artist or a producer of Triple-A titles, we help you define your path to success.
In this programme you will be trained in creative, technological, and commercial skills. Game careers require you to have both a broad knowledge of game development and deep skills in your chosen area of expertise, such as 3D visual arts, high-end video game development, animation, audio, gameplay, level design, production, or programming.
Which qualities help you to become a successful Game Developer?
You need to be:
- A problem solver
- Team-work oriented
- A multi-modal communicator
- In love with making games (not only with playing them!)
Role Based Learning
The educational structure of this programme is Role Based Learning (RBL) and is based on Project Based Learning (PBL). This is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills in their chosen role by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. The focus is on facilitating students to become self-driven learners that can analyse a problem and use all the resources around them to find solutions.
During your four years of study you will work in the in a simulated game development studio on different game projects.The majority of your time will be spent working on projects either individually or in groups, and attending workshops.
NHTV is an official partner of Sony and participates in the PlayStation®First Academic Partnership Programme. PlayStation® hardware and software takes a central place in the teaching curriculum of this programme.
After your graduation in Breda, you create the magic of new games as an ambitious, practical and highly skilled game developer!
As a graduate you will be equipped to enter positions such as:
- visual artist
- sound designer
Why study games at NHTV Breda
- 1 to 1 coaching by industry veterans
- latest development technology from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft
- featuring all relevant game development skills for a practical multidisciplinary education
- partnering with leading game companies from Europe and the rest of the world
- international classroom, completely English-taught
- a tradition of winning game awards worldwide
Admission requirements for international students
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 programme at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences.
Please, find your level of education in the list of Non-Dutch diplomas compared with the Dutch educational system.
After having received your application, NHTV will inform you if you meet the educational requirements. If there is any doubt, NHTV will have your diploma evaluated by Nuffic (the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education) for advice.
Test of English as a foreign language
As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:
- CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate) or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- 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)
Exemptions from taking the English test
You do not need to submit English language test results to be allowed to attend an English-language programme if:
- you are a Dutch havo or vwo graduate
- the language of instruction of the secondary school or university you attended or are attending is English in a native English-speaking country (i.e. one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (Quebec excluded), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America)
- you have obtained a diploma that is included in the list of diplomas compiled by Nuffic and one of your exam subjects was English.
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Last updated February 1, 2018