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Game Design

About the program

The game industry is developing at a very fast pace. More than ever, business needs well-trained game developers, so our mission at ARC Academy is to connect young talents with game studios in Bulgaria and the region. Founded in 2019, the Academy prepares its students for work in the promising video game industry.

Game design is an exciting, comprehensive, and important area of ​​game development. The ARC Academy’s Game Design program allows you to immerse yourself in the process of inventing the history and rules of the game and unlock your creativity.

What You Get

We believe that innovative and practice-oriented education is the foundation for a person’s future professional success. By applying to the Academy, you receive:

classes led by proven professionals in the game industry

classes led by proven professionals in the game industry

practical tasks and feedback

practical tasks and feedback

computer rooms equipped with industry-approved software and hardware

computer rooms equipped with industry-approved software and hardware

relax area, cafe, and restaurant

relax area, cafe, and restaurant

Who is the
Game Design Program for?

The game designer creates the game’s story, outlines the boundaries of the world, and defines the relationships between the characters. He does not paint, but he is an artist, he does not program, but he needs to understand the logic behind the relevant actions in the games. The ARC Academy’s Game Design program will give you valuable knowledge and skills to start a career in the game industry. It is suitable for anyone who:

likes to play games

likes to play games

can build concepts and develop stories

can build concepts and develop stories

wants to know how games work - gameplay, mechanics, levels, missions

wants to know how games work - gameplay, mechanics, levels, missions

dreams of developing <br>video games

dreams of developing
video games

Why Choose the
Game Design Program

Game designers are the people who create the tone and atmosphere of the game, set the mechanics, and define the rules. Their role is fundamental to the development of any video game. The ARC Game Design program is 100% practically oriented, and its goal is to prepare you for this important and exciting part of creating video games. Depending on the specifics of the genre and the respective studio, Game Design is divided into sub-disciplines such as Level Design and Mission Design.

The Game Design program at ARC Academy is two years (4 semesters):

  • Game design is the process of inventing the content and rules of video games. It defines the goals and challenges in a game, through which it builds a connection between the characters and the player. In this course, you will learn different methods that will direct your creativity to develop a working game design.

Our Partners

The focus at ARC Academy is on practice-oriented training, which allows for professional realization. Our curricula are developed in close cooperation with the leading game studios in Bulgaria.

Meet the Lecturers

One of the most valuable assets of ARC Academy is our lecturers – professionals from the creative and game industry. Together with them, you will make your first steps to your career in the creative sphere.

Alumni

Thanks to their talent and hard work our students achieve professional success in the creative sphere.

How to apply?

Portfolio

Portfolio

Send us a story about a game you came up with, a concept for a level, or a mission. Show us that creating video games is your thing.

Motivation

Motivation

Why choose you? Why is ARC Academy the right step for your development as a Game Designer? What are your creative and professional plans?

CV

CV

Tell us about your education, interests and everything else you think is important.

Application Deadline

Early Admission
 March 31st, 2022

Regular Admission
(until places are filled):
June 30th 2022

Classes start:
 October 15th, 2022

Fees

The training at ARC Academy is based on modern methods and practical tasks. The lecturers are top professionals in their field and are ready to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of creators. The lectures are held in small groups, which shortens the distance between students and teachers and allows for regular feedback. Computer rooms are available to students at any time for practical tasks.
 
Studying at ARC Academy requires four semesters of dedicated work, with a fee of 2,220 euros per semester (VAT included).

The tuition fee is paid in 3 installments, as follows:

50% fee for semester 1
upon registration

50% fee for semester 1
until September 15, 2022

100% fee for semester 2
until February 15, 2023

We believe that strong motivation and talent must be supported at all costs. That is why, in partnership with America for Bulgaria Foundation and Tokuda Bank, we offer student loans with up to 50% funding per academic year. For more information, you can contact us at e-mail [email protected]

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    Start Your Career with ARC Academy

    The ARC Academy’s Game Design program was created in collaboration with our partners – leading professionals from the biggest game studios in Bulgaria such as Gameloft, Creative Assembly, Snapshot Games, and others. All the lecturers you will meet during your studies at the Academy have extensive experience in creating video games. They will give you practical tasks and guidelines to help you find a job in the game industry after graduating from ARC. Many of our students are already part of the teams of leading video game development companies in our country. Apply to ARC Academy and become one of them!

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