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Game Development degrees abroad

A degree in game development is perfect for students looking to turn their video gaming hobby into an enjoyable career. It’s a discipline that blends elements of mathematics, computer science, and graphic design.

You’ll learn about every step of the game development process, from design through to completion. As well as building your technical skills in programming, animation, and storytelling, you’ll learn about the theory behind successful games. You’ll put what you’ve learned into practice by working on your own game development project.

Gaming is a multi-million-pound global industry. By studying abroad, you’ll see how people all over the world enjoy and engage with video games. You’ll learn from experts in the field, discover new technologies, and unlock your creativity.

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Game Development program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in game development usually last three years, or four years if you complete an industry placement. Placements offer an invaluable insight into the sector and help you to hone your professional skills.

If you choose to take your undergraduate degree in the US, you’ll study over four years. You’ll complete two years of liberal arts classes before declaring a major in game development for the rest of your program.

If you want to continue your education, you can enroll in a postgraduate qualification. Master’s degrees in game development last between one and two years, while a PhD will add another four to six years to your studies.

Your timetable will be made up of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, and computer labs. Here are some of the core modules that feature on most programs around the world:

  • Introduction to game and entertainment studies
  • Theory of game development
  • Experimental gameplay
  • Digital graphics and animation
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • 2D design
  • 3D design
  • Digital scripting and storytelling

Game Development study abroad programs

Game development undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in game development

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    Computer Science: Game Development - BSc California State University, Monterey Bay, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,647 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,647 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Computer Science: Game Development - BSc LeTourneau University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    36,340 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,340 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Computer Science: Game Development - BA/BSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,742 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,742 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Computer Science: Game Development - BSc Drury University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,500 USD

    Start date
    December, January, August
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    Computer Science: Game Development - Dual BCompSci (Hons) University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,674 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,704 CAD

    Start date
    January, May
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Diploma in game development

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    Information Technology: Game Development (Miramichi Campus) - Dip New Brunswick Community College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,031 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,580 CAD

    Start date
    April, September
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Game development graduate programs

Master's in game development

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    Game Development - MSc University of Skövde, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,783 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 135,000 SEK

    Start date
    August, September
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Future game development careers

As a game development student, you’ll have the tools needed to kickstart a fun and fast-paced career.

You could apply your theoretical, creative, and technical skills to a range of sectors, including games design, multimedia production, marketing, and IT. Here are some of the careers you’d be best prepared for:

  • Games developer
  • Games programmer
  • Games tester
  • Software developer
  • 2D or 3D artist
  • VFX artist
  • Animator
  • Audio specialist

If you’d like some extra information about the job opportunities available to you, arrange a chat with one of your university’s career advisors. They’ll also be able to support with CV writing, interview techniques, and much more.