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Game Design

Game Design Education

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:

Professional certificate and document from the Ministry of Education in Bulgaria

Professional certificate and document from the Ministry of Education in Bulgaria

Professional lecturers from game studios

Professional lecturers from game studios

Small groups, feedback from lecturers

Small groups, feedback from lecturers

Halls equipped with the necessary software and hardware

Halls equipped with the necessary software and hardware

Developing games in teams

Developing games in teams

Portfolio for the game industry

Portfolio for the game industry

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.

    • Game Design (Intro)
    • Design Documentation 
    • Creative Writing 
    • Soft Skills 
    • 3D Art (Intro)

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.

STUDENTS GRADUATED IN GAME DESIGN

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 31, 2024

 

Regular Admission
July 15, 2024

Classes start
 October, 2024

Limited number of seats
Contact us for more information:
[email protected]

Classes start
 October 14, 2023

Fees

At ARC Academy, we work hard to provide quality and affordable education to anyone aiming for the game industry.

Below you will find the fees intended for each student applied to the two-year study programs.

50% fee for first year
Upon registration

50% fee for first year
Until September 2024

100% fee for semester 2
Until February 15, 2024

Book a Meeting with Our Team

Want to learn more about ARC programs, training, and application? Fill out the contact form below. We will contact you and organize a virtual meeting with the ARC team to meet and answer all your questions!


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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