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Game Art, Design and Development

Master (2 years) of Design, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


In the programme, students will develop games and game concepts for PC, offline and online, handheld devices, smartphones, consoles, etc., as well as games involving physical activities or physical devices.

Students work intensively with the production of visual contents through all phases of development from prototyping to publishing. Topics covered include game production, game concept, gameplay and game art, with level and character design, 2D and 3D design and graphics pipelines.

During the programme, the students continually develop games, as well as learn about video game theory and usability in relation to graphical user interfaces.

The programme’s main ambition is to prepare the students for game development entrepreneurship with specialisation in visual design and/or interaction design (gameplay, level design). It also facilitates orientation towards academic game research and experimental game art research.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1500,  E-mail:  


Applicants with a bachelor degree in design or an equivalent qualification are eligible for admission.

In addition, there is a minimum English language requirement for admission. In 2015-16 the requirements are: TOEFL (paper-based) score 575, TOEFL (internet-based) score 90, IELTS score 6.5. 

For more information about admission, see here.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

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Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System   


Application date
Feb 27
Start date
Sep 01


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