HND in Computer Game Development (Game Design)HND in Computer Game Development (Game Design)
HND in Computer Game Development (Game Design).
British Official Qualification of 120 ECTS - credits.
Specialize in Videogame Design
The job of a video game designer is to describe and specify the basic concepts of an idea and make sure that it is faithfully developed by the team. The designer is the person in charge of guiding the different work teams within the company and directing them in a single direction to ensure the coherence and quality level of the final product. The design department is also in charge of supervising the usability of the product as well as planning the game environment to make the most of the mechanics and systems that make up the final product.
Therefore, the designer is in charge of documenting the basic ideas and concepts of the game, from the mechanics of the player, artificial intelligence actors, sub-systems of mechanics such as pickups, traps, HUD and GUI design, narrative, audio and sound system design of the game, levels and other systems that make up the game. The designers work together with the programming and art departments to ensure and verify the correct development of the ideas both technically and artistically.
At ESAT you will not only learn how to use tools such as professional documentation systems or video game graphic engines but also the basic and advanced theoretical concepts in video game design and games in general, as well as the understanding of the more technical or artistic areas in order to better understand how to bring the ideas to reality.
The videogame designer must be analytical, constructive and creative at the same time, and, above all, bring enthusiasm to the work team.
Our course runs for 1 academic year, from October to June, following the School calendar for university education approved each year by the Consellería d’Educació de la Generalitat Valenciana. The total amount of tuition hours is 650 hours.
The course is 100% classroom-based and there is no possibility of taking it online, although students have online support through the School Extranet. The curriculum will be subject to the appropriate adjustments and modifications considered by the ESAT Teaching Council.
Work in the videogames sector
We train specialists in the areas of game design, technical designer of video game engines, level designer, narrative design, among other disciplines.
We work with the latest technology and state-of-the-art engines currently used at a professional level.
“Master classes” offered by video game professionals currently working in the best companies in the country.
- Game designer
- Level Designer
- Technical Designer
- Systems Designer
- Level Builder
- Design and development of digital interactive entertainment applications for any device and environment.
- Design and development of video games for portable consoles and smartphones.
- Design and development of videogames for next generation systems and consoles (PC, Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch, etc).
- Design and development of gameplay oriented to advergaming and serious games, applied to sectors such as advertising, educational or therapeutic videogames.
Meet the videogames created by our students
Study Creative Media Production in ESAT
Final Videogames Projects Preproduction 2019-2020
Final Videogames Projects Postproduction 2018-2019
Course 01 - Videogame Design
Course 02 - Videogame Design
All students applying for ESAT must fulfill, at least, one of the following conditions:
- A-Levels (university entrance exam not required)
- University entrance exam for people over 25
- Equivalent foreign studies to Spanish "Bachillerato"
- Higher Vocational Training Courses
All profiles will be assessed in a personal interview.
- Students over 18 years old have two options: have an interview with our admittance department, where a review of their personal projects and portfolio will be carried out, or by submitting a professional reference letter.
If you have already finished any higher education studies related to our HNDs, do not hesitate to ask us about the possibility of subject validation.
Finance your studies and pay conveniently
Thanks to a recent collaboration agreement between ESAT and iberCaja, the ESAT students can now finance their studies, with no opening and cancellation fees (total or partial), with a very competitive interest rate.
Loan calculator: 8.000€
4,75 % fixed rate (*) - 0% opening fee - 0% early cancellation or repayment fee.
(*) Loan example: 8.000 € - Duration: 3 years.
Installments: Monthly. Fixed Rate: 4,75%
No opening fee.
|Year||Installment / month|
|1||238,88 € al mes|
|2||238,88 € al mes|
|3||238,88 € al mes|
This way, you have no excuse to study the career you have always wanted to study for. Furthermore, if you are currently finishing your studies at ESAT, you can also take benefit of these funding services in order to finance your accommodation expenses during your stay in the UK (please check finance conditions for loans that may exceed the equivalent of one academic year).
Should you need further information regarding students funding services, please do not hesitate to contact:
Chief Financial Officer at ESAT
Phone: 963 155 637