Study Programmes

Game Development

Degree awarded:

Professional Bachelor of Computing

Study field:

Informatics

Credits:

180 (ECTS)

Course language:

English

Duration:

Full time

3 years

Tuition fee:

Full time

3400 €

Once a niche form of entertainment, video games are now among the most ubiquitous pastime activities globally, rivaling even its natural competitors, such as the film and TV industries. If you find the idea of working on new, meaningful experiences intriguing, the video game industry – estimated to reach over $250 billion by 2025 – might be just for you! Given the fact that video game development requires not only mastering the most advanced technologies, but also a good deal of creativity, there’s no shortage of opportunities for programmers, testers, graphic artists, writers, project managers, and other professionals. Whatever you choose to pursue, a Bachelor’s degree in Game Development can help you massively.

The programme, which awards a Gaming Studies degree, is focused on building the students’ overall capacity for working in the video game industry. This includes programming basics, 3D modelling, computer graphics and animation, video game physics, data structures and algorithms, project management, and game development using the highly popular and versatile Unity3D engine.

In addition, during your studies in Lithuania you will learn the intricacies of making quality audiovisual content, and working with interactive media components, smart devices and other multimedia.

Developing a video game is an effort that usually requires a large team of dedicated professionals and a vast array of practical skills. To ensure that our students are up to the task, we offer extensive training in media and online information systems, the basics of human-computer interaction, audio and video processing, visual thinking, and (obviously) video game development.

With all of this know-how under your belt, you’ll be able to work as a programmer, developer or designer at any video game development, media or IT company – or build a business from scratch and pursue your dreams on your own terms!

Upon graduating from the programme – and becoming highly sought-after professionals – our students are able to (among other things):

  • Develop video games and mobile applications;
  • Apply their web and ICT knowledge to complex projects;
  • Build attractive online information systems;
  • Generate engaging audiovisual content;
  • Excel in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing, high-tech work environment.

Prospects for internship/placement

Of all the fields of ICT specialities, computer programmers remain the most in-demand specialists in the market. The computer gaming industry has already surpassed the film industry by popularity. Computer game development is an innovative and promising technology and must be observed from a creative perspective. It provides career opportunities for energetic and creative IT students.

  • Game Design
  • Psychology
  • Applied Information Technologies
  • Mathematics
  • Basics of Programming (C++)
  • Professional English
  • Computer Graphics and Animation
  • Professional Language and Written Communication
  • Computer Architecture
  • Object-Oriented Programming (C++)
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • 3D Graphics Modeling
  • Game Project
  • Optional Subject
  • Operating Systems and System Software
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Professional English
  • Computer Game Physics
  • Guided Internship: Computer Game Prototype Development Project
  • Basics of Web Technologies
  • Databases
  • Basics of Law
  • Audiovisual Technologies
  • Computer Networks and Security
  • Computer Game Development Basics and Technologies
  • Game Project
  • Optional Subject
  • Internship in a Company
  • Web Games Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Integrated Business Studies
  • IT Project Management
  • Interdisciplinary Project
  • Computer Game Development (Unity)
  • Multimedia for Smart Devices (Java)
  • Optional Subject
  • Final Internship
  • Bachelor Thesis/Project

Competitive Subjects and Weight Coefficients:

0,4

I subject

Mathematics

0,2

II subject

Information Technologies or Physics

0,2

III subject

Any subject that does not match with other subjects

0,2

IV subject

Native language

Required Documents:

  • Secondary education or high school diploma and transcripts (original diploma or notarized copy) accompanied with their translation into English or Russian
  • Proficiency in English (at least B2 according to CEFR standard)
  • Passport or ID card
  • 2 Photos (40×60 mm)
  • Application form
  • Registration fee 120 €

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Company information

Vilnius Business College Company code 191807983