A UNIQUE M.A. PROGRAM
The Master of Arts in Game Design at IULM University offers a distinctive approach to game design at graduate level, exploring digital games as a cultural and artistic expression, situated at the intersection of art, technology, and design. The Program is open to applicants from all over the world. Students from diverse backgrounds in such disciplines as visual and performing arts, architecture, science, the humanities, design, and engineering are encouraged to apply.
an outstanding FACULTY
The Master of Arts in Game Design provides a context for playful experimentation under the guidance of professional game developers, recognized artists, and influential scholars from the United States, Canada, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, and other European countries. Through hands-on learning and various projects, students will acquire the skills to develop professional quality video games. The cohort is limited to 10-12 students, ensuring each student has extensive support and mentorship from the faculty.
MAKE GAMES THAT MATTER
The Master of Arts in Game Design offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to a game design practice focusing on creativity and innovative thinking. 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 submit at international competitions and festivals, using the latest technology and software, including Unity 3D, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Unity 3D, Adobe Audition, Blender, Twine, Ink, Processing and more.
LEARN FROM THE VERY BEST
The curriculum encompasses courses in game design, group critiques, technical and critical seminars, and independent study. The Program places a strong emphasis on individual mentoring. Students will be able to develop a professional portfolio of small to medium scale video games that could set them apart. In addition to the core courses, the GAME TALKS series brings highly acclaimed international designers, artists, and scholars to Milan throughout the year, who interact with students through full-day workshops, critiques, reviews, and informal engagements. Additionally, selected participants will be involved in planning, organizing, and presenting related events throughout the year at IULM University, including Milan Machinima Festival.
STUDENTS OWN EVERYTHING THEY MAKE
Everything that students create during the M.A., from art to scripts, from textures to soundtracks, belongs to them. Students can release their games or interactive experiences even before they graduate and keep all the profits. Unlike most game design programs both at graduate and undergraduate levels, at IULM University, students have full control of their intellectual property.
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 one 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. In the past decade, Milan has gained an international reputation as a hub for innovation and opportunity in indie game development, becoming 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 cosmopolitan citizens. The interdisciplinary structure of this M.A. Program supports designers working across different media to foster relationships between artistic and technical practices as well as bridging methodologies throughout the University. In addition to the Program itself, students can take advantage of visiting lecturers and professionals working in such fields as cinema, art, music, television, and other creative industries.
DEGREE LEVEL: Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree
ATTENDANCE: full-time, mandatory
DEGREE REQUIRED: B.A.
DURATION: 1 year (November 2019 - July 2020 + formal presentation in October 2020), 1500 hours
COURSE FREQUENCY: 3 days per week
LOCATION: Milan, Italy
START DATE: November 11, 2019
END DATE: October 9, 2020
APPLICATION START DATE: ongoing
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 25, 2019
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, 2020)
3rd Payment: €3.000 (by March 30, 2020)