Bachelor (Hons) - Digital Game Design

4 years
6,500 EUR/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design

Program description

Because it is primarily an entertainment media / medium and necessitates the production of audio-visual material, the fast increasing worldwide digital game business, which appears to be focused on software development, may actually be created holistically through the discipline of communication. Today, the digital gaming business is one of the primary communication industry developments, which can be classified as digital nativism and focuses on the generation born into digital technology.

ARUCAD concentrates on this field of education that meets the future by anticipating the future social position of the generation known as digital nativists with this programme. The university profile and mission of ARUCAD in terms of being an educational field founded on communication science and enriched by the design and art sectors also complement the Digital Game Design degree. Students in the department will receive an intensive practical education in which they will learn the fastest growing digital game design with all of its components within the context of creative industries, which are regarded as an important production and consumption ecosystem in the digital society.

Program structure

1st year

  • Introductıon to Game Design
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Game History & Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Drawing I
  • Academic English I
  • Sign, Representation & Symbols
  • 2D Character Design
  • History of Communication
  • Computer Graphics and Images
  • Storyboarding Techniques
  • Academic English II

2nd year

  • Story Structure in Game Design
  • Introduction to Game Programing
  • Theories of Communication
  • Vectorial Drawing
  • Turkish Language I
  • Atatürk’s Principles & History of Revolution I
  • Departmental Elective I
  • Concept Art for Digital Games
  • 2D Game Animation
  • 3D Character Modeling
  • Sociology of Communication
  • Turkish Language II
  • Atatürk’s Principles & History of Revolution II
  • Departmental Elective II

3rd year

  • 3D Modeling, Texturing & Lighting -I
  • Game Coding I
  • Project and Portfolio I: Game Design
  • Composition with Sight and Sound
  • Departmental Elective III
  • Faculty Elective I
  • 3D Modeling, Texturing & Lighting –II
  • Game Coding II
  • Project and Portfolio II: Game Design
  • Interface with Game Engines
  • Departmental Elective IV
  • Faculty Elective II

4th year

  • Project and Portfolio III: Game Design
  • Preliminary Senior Project
  • Departmental Elective V
  • Faculty Elective III
  • University Elective I
  • Psychology for Game Design
  • Senior Project
  • Departmental Elective VI
  • Faculty Elective IV
  • University Elective II


  • Tuition fee - 6,500 EUR/year
  • Registration Fee - 1,000 EUR/year

Requirements for applicants

  • High School Diploma + Transcript (translated to English and notarized)
  • Portfolio (scan copies of your works related to a programme applying for)
  • Scanned copy of your Passport (photo page)
  • Minimum IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 60 (In the absence of such, students will take the language proficiency exam upon arrival. Please note that all our programmes are taught in English)

About the university

Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD), established in 2017 in North Cyprus, is a specialized art institution that focuses solely on the creative and communicative arts. With a focus on traditional, modern, and contemporary art education and training, and recognizing the inseparable link between theory and practice, ARUCAD aspires to become one of the most prestigious universities in art education by helping its students continuously improve their creative productivity through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural programs.

All aspects of the classroom will promote a culture of respect for the natural world, recycling, health and safety, and cultural, racial, and religious diversity. The "learning while producing, producing while learning" model of education seeks to foster more in-depth creative and critical thinking by bringing together students' real-world experiences, academic studies, and professional work.


Using the ephemeral aspects of art, design, and communication, ARUCAD seeks to make cultural and intellectual contributions to society while also developing a higher education environment with a creative, egalitarian, and innovative perspective that will satisfy the requirements of the period.


The vision of ARUCAD is to create a space that is contemporary, innovative, questioning, and production-oriented, bringing together local and international art, design, and communication.

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