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NHTV Breda University offers new Master in Game Technology programme

Programmes 19 January 2014, 16:19

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences represents new full-time Master in Game Technology programme which will be taught in English. This course has already received accreditation of the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation and will accept first students on September 1st, 2014.

NHTV Breda UniversityComputer games are popular among billions of people around the world. This is an area in which the implementation of new technologies, combined with creativity, play the most crucial role. The increasing demand for high-quality education in this field demonstrates a persistent growth in recent years. Reflecting this growth, more and more universities have begun to offer degree programmes in game development and design.

On September 1st, 2014, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences will start to offer a new full-time professional (HBO) Master’s programme in Game Technology which will be taught in English. This one year course is not only accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), but is also funded by the Dutch government, which means that its tuition fees for EU students will be only € 1906. NHTV’s Master’s in Game Technology has become the first creative HBO Master’s programme in The Netherlands to receive this funding.

Course content

Character DesignThe programme will focus on innovations and problem-solving skills in almost every area related to gaming industry such as programming, technology, architecture, arts and design. Its students will learn to explore and analyse new materials, products and ideas within these fields and to develop their own professional projects.

There will be two branches inside the Master’s in Game Technology course, programming and visual art. Programmers will study core subjects such as Information Science, Rendering, and Parallel Programming, while visual artists will focus on Architectural, Industrial and Character Design.

Students of these branches will be working together on real projects, provided by international companies from the gaming industry, and will learn to make attractive and innovative products with realistic graphics and promising market perspectives. A graduation project will conclude this Master’s course.

Admission requirements, tuition fees and deadlines

To apply for the Master’s in Game Technology course, students must have a prior Bachelor’s degree in game development, IT, or graphic design (for example, NHTV’s International Game Architecture and Design undergraduate programme).

English language requirements:

  • TOEFL test (internet based): 80 with a sub-score of 20 for speaking,
  • IELTS test: 6.0 with a sub-score of 6.0 for speaking, or
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate.

Eligible applicants will be also required to write a motivation letter and pass an intake interview at NHTV Breda University.

Tuition fees for the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • EU/EEA students without Master’s degree: € 1906,
  • students from outside of EU/EEA: € 9230.

The application deadline is May 1st, 2014 for all students. Please note that there are only 40 places available in NHTV’s Master’s in Game Technology programme. If you are interested in enrolling, you should consider starting your application process as soon as possible.

For more information and application details about this course, as well as scholarships available, please see the ‘Master in Game Technology’ section of NHTV’s website.

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