Video Game Design and Development

Master's degree. Face-to-face.


UPC School


2 ECTS. 15 teaching hours.
Game Design
8 ECTS. 36 teaching hours.
  • The Player.
  • Board Games.
  • Game Designer.
  • Indie Game Design.
  • Creativity and entertainment.
  • Gameplay.
  • 2D and 3D games.
  • Grafic narration.
Level Design
5 ECTS. 27 teaching hours.
-Level Designer.
-Navigation, Goals, objectives and rewards.
-Design Modular.
-Exercise Stage 3D.
Game Engines
3 ECTS. 15 teaching hours.
-Game Engines.
3D Game
7 ECTS. 36 teaching hours.
- 2D game development.
- Tile Based Engines.
- Physics.
- Artificial Intelligence.
- Exercise game 2D.

Advanced Programing
8 ECTS. 45 teaching hours.
-Development 3D games.
-Programming graphics.
-Particle systems
-Programming Shaders.
Technology and development
4 ECTS. 24 teaching hours.
-Indoors & Outdoors.
-Scripting and Lua.
-Special effects.
-Advanced textures and LODs.
-Typus shaders.
-Virtual reality and augmented reality.
Miscellaneus Programing
7 ECTS. 39 teaching hours.
-Optimization C ++.
-Optimization Platform.
- Advanced IA.
-Special Effects.
-Exporters & Loaders.
-Programming Of shaders.
3 ECTS. 18 teaching hours.
-Financing and crowdfunding.
-Models Monetization.
-Digital -Distribution.
-Preparation CV and interview.
Business Cases
3 ECTS. 21 teaching hours.

-Porting versioning and localization.
-Publication and digital markets.
-Development for smartphones and tablets.
-Development for consoles.

10 ECTS. 57 teaching hours.

The professional project will be based on the creation of a video game thus putting in practice all the knowledge acquired during the program.

In the upcvideogames blog, you could see the projects of previous editions of the master.

The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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(342 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:02/10/2017 Classes end:27/09/2018Programme ends: 05/10/2018
Monday  18:30 to 21:30Tuesday  18:30 to 21:30Thursday  18:30 to 21:30
Taught at:
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
08005 Barcelona

Registration fee:
8.200 €

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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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