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Game Design, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The programme is designed for students who are interested in creating fresh, inventive, and experimental video games and interactive experiences. 


The M.A. programme in Game Design at IULM University is the best choice for aspiring designers who believe in a game culture that values creativity, innovation, and diversity.

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 to international competitions such as the Independent Games Festival, Indiecade, Fantastic Arcade (United States), A MAZE. (Germany), Game On! (Argentina), Gamerz (France), and many more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Game Lit (3 CFU)
  • Game Contexts (3 CFU)
  • Game Production (6 CFU)
  • Game Writing (6 CFU)
  • Game Studio (6 CFU)
  • Game Art (6 CFU)
  • Game Aesthetics (2 CFU)
  • Game Tech (6 CFU)
  • Game Cam (2 CFU)
  • Game Plan  (2 CFU)
  • Game Talk + Game Workshop (6 CFU)
  • Thesis (12 CFU)
  • Internship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10560 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10560 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Milano

  • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The M.A. Programme in Game Design is offering 5 scholarships each amounting to €4,000.

The scholarships will be awarded to the best students based on an evaluation of their performance in the Programme by the entire Faculty.

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