Bachelor of Arts

Games & Immersive Media

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Create worlds!

Expand your skills in audiovisual art, create interactive game worlds and immersive experiences through code and logic and learn to work in a team to market them. Furtwangen University's bilingual Games & Immersive Media degree programme prepares you for a successful career in the international games industry, and far beyond.

  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: Furtwangen
  • Faculty: Digital Media
  • Programme begins: summer semester (March)
  • Application deadline: 15 January (summer semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification
  • Teaching language: German and English
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Bilingual study programme The games industry speaks English. What could be more obvious than a degree that gives you linguistic confidence on top of specialist knowledge?
  • Not just games Develop your personal skillset to develop and market the next generation of immersive digital products for the customers of today and tomorrow.
  • Modern teaching methods Project-based learning, eduScrum and block teaching offer an ideal environment to develop and expand your creativity and skills.
  • Support for startups As part of HFU startUPcampus, we offer founders advice on all matters - including funding - as well as a modern, well-equipped maker and office space.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

The games industry has long since overtaken the success of the film and music industries, and games have become the leading medium. The technology and design of games are being adopted in many other areas. Immersive media are being used in more and more areas. Serious games are accessible to a broad public. From small startups to very large corporations, companies are looking for the right people with the right mix of creativity, knowledge of technology and management skills. These skills are needed to bring the next generation of games and other digital products to market and delight the customers of today and tomorrow. With project-based teaching and modern teaching methods, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this exciting and rapidly growing business sector.

Entry requirements

You don't need to be proficient in any programming languages to apply for a place with us. But we do expect you to have a deep and long-standing interest in games and immersive media. Perhaps you have already sketched out or implemented a project or two? And you don't just play for enjoyment, you also question the mechanics of the game - and want to make it even better.

The lectures are held in both German and English equally. Accordingly, you should have at least C1 level proficiency in German and B2 level proficiency in English.

What's included

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Your career prospects

The bachelor's degree in Games & Immersive Media equips you with an individual skillset that will enable you to work in a games studio or set up your own company. In addition, exciting careers are also open to you in a variety of companies in a wide range of industries. The more digital our world becomes, the more the technologies and approaches from game development will be used in completely different contexts. So one thing is certain – with a degree in Games & Immersive Media, you are equipped for the future!

Fancy more?
If your thirst for knowledge is not yet quenched after your bachelor's degree – just do a Master of Arts or Science at our faculty!

Faculty of Digital Media

Something new is created when the tried and tested is questioned and rethought. This is still practiced today at the Faculty of Digital Media at Furtwangen University. Whereby "old" in this context can be yesterday's innovation.
As one of the leading faculties for future media experts, we open the door to the world of media for our students. We educate young people who are curious and highly motivated. Who not only understand theory in depth, but also want to put it to the test in practice.

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Furtwangen University is one of the strongest research universities in the country. We have a dedicated research focus on computer science and media.  We find solutions for forms of information and communication that are specially tailored to people and their intellectual, auditory, tactile and visual needs.

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Your key contact

  •  Prof. Jirka Dell´Oro-Friedl
    Prof. Jirka Dell´Oro-Friedl Professor für Anwendungskonzeption unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Game Design
  •  Jonas Schneider
    Jonas Schneider Studiengangskoordination