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:
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:
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):
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.
Thanks to their talent and hard work our students achieve professional success in the creative sphere.
How to apply?
February 28, 2023
(until places are filled):
July 15, 2023
2,400 euros per semester (VAT included) for EU Students
3,400 euros per semester (VAT included) for Non-EU Students
350 euros one-time admission fee (not required for Bulgarian students)
The tuition fee is paid in 2 installments*, as follows:
50% fee for first year
50% fee for first year
Until September 2023
100% fee for semester 2
Until February 15, 2024
*Non-EU students pay the fee for the 1st year in 1 installment, upon registration.
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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!