A UNIQUE M.A. PROGRAM
The Game Design M.A. Program at IULM University explores digital games as a cultural and artistic expression, situated at the intersection of art, technology, and design. It offers a distinctive approach to game design at a graduate level. The Program is open to applicants from all over the world. Students from diverse backgrounds in visual and performing arts, architecture, science, the humanities, design, and engineering are encouraged to apply.
an outstanding FACULTY
The Game Design M.A. Program provides a context for playful experimentation under the guidance of professional game developers, recognized artists, and influential scholars from all over the world. Students will be able to work with designers and teachers from the United States, Canada, Belgium, the UK, Italy, and other European countries.
MAKE GAMES THAT MATTER
Over the course of the year, students will work individually or in teams to brainstorm, research, design, and develop a digital game which will become their final project to be submitted at international competitions and festivals. This year-long project is a crucial part of the curriculum. The M.A. offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to a game design practice focusing on experimentation, creativity, and innovative thinking.
LEARN FROM THE VERY BEST
The curriculum encompasses group critiques, technical and critical seminars, independent study, and courses in game design. The program places a strong emphasis on individual mentoring. Experience full-day workshops with some of the most recognized and talented game designers and practitioners in the world. Additionally, students are involved in the planning, organization, and presentation of several game-related events throughout the year at IULM University.
Graduates will acquire all the skills needed to work in the video game industry and develop games. Whether they will decide to become independent creators, join an existing studio, launch their own company, or become multimedia artists, critics or curators, they will master the essential production and direction skills.
LIVE IN THE MOST EXCITING ITALIAN CITY
Milan is quickly becoming one of Europe’s hottest destinations for culture, design, art, music, food, and entertainment. Italy may have a long history, but in Milan, you will experience the future. Moreover, the city is quickly establishing itself as a hotspot for annual events related to gaming including festivals, gatherings, exhibitions, and conferences, alongside London, Paris, Hamburg, Cologne, Warsaw, and Malmö.
DISCOVER MILAN’S MOST DYNAMIC UNIVERSITY
IULM University is among Italy’s leading universities in media studies, communication, and languages. Its mission is to train and teach professionals capable of taking on the challenges and grasping the opportunities emerging from international scenarios, while also shaping a new generation of global citizens.
DEGREE LEVEL: Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree
ATTENDANCE: full-time, mandatory
DEGREE REQUIRED: B.A.
DURATION: 1 year (November 2018 - July 2019), 1500 hours
COURSE FREQUENCY: 3 days per week
LOCATION: Milan, Italy
START DATE: November 13, 2018
APPLICATION START DATE: ongoing
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 19, 2018
TUITION AND FEES
EUROPEAN UNION STUDENTS
Overall cost: €8.800
Pre-submission fee: €100 (which can be deducted from the first payment)
1st Payment: €2.800 (due with application)
2st Payment: €3.000 (by February 1, 2019)
3rd Payment: €3.000 (by March 30, 2019)