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Game Design and Development

 2nd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Artes [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Game Design and Development


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 213 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 8178/2019 - DR 2nd series, no. 177, 16 september [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 06-10-2022
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Cr 62/2014 de 20-05-2014
Changes registry: R/A-Cr 62/2014/AL01 de 24-06-2016 | R/A-Cr 62/2014/AL02 de 06-08-2019
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 120

General Access Regime  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 30 (2023)


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Profile of the programme The Master in Design and Development of Digital Games (G3D) has as its main objective: to provide its students with a solid theoretical foundation, through interdisciplinary practice with foundations in computer science and game design, articulating with other areas that are necessary for the development, evaluation and dissemination of digital games, such as games narratives (storytelling), cinema management, "concept art", cognitive ergonomics, user experience and scientific methodology, scientific areas to train professionals capable of modelling, develop, investigate, evaluate and implement their own businesses through the sciences of entertainment for fixed platforms (consoles), mobile (mobile games) and many other applications.
Key learning outcomes At the end of the course the student should be able to: a) apply the knowledge gained both a professional and scientific approach; b) Contribute with the digital games industry from the early stages to the most advanced stages of development and launch; c) have multidisciplinary skills, focusing on design and informatics; d) be able to make a coherent balancing of a digital game, solve problems and justify their own arguments; e) Integrate, manage and assemble multidisciplinary teams to develop a digital game.
Occupational profiles of graduates Main career opportunities Game Designer; Video Game Developer; Consultant in Game Development; Consultant in Game Design; Team leader and Manager development in video game industry. Other opportunities: Video Game Tester; Mobile apps Developer; Mobile apps Designer; Game and Simulation Programming; Game Artist and Designer; Specialist in Game Sorytelling
Learning facilities Own infrastructure:
- Laboratory of Design and Development of Digital Games (G3DLab) equipped with the latest generation workstations, digitizing tablets, area for consoles tests and mobile tests, mini-cave virtual reality and augmented reality, meeting room and infrastructure operating 24 hours
- Classroom equipped with workstations for teaching of Multimedia, Design and Development of Digital Games (G3Dmasters);
- Own Library with a collection of digital games;
- "Game library" for testing and experiments.

Parallel infrastructure:
- Laboratory for Interactive Installations (LIMI);
- Workshops on Audiovisual and Multimedia;
- Laboratory of Graphic Design (LDG);
- Laboratory of Photography;
- Graphic Services;

Access to infrastructure provided by various research groups: Regain, Medialab, Ergolab, Labcom and IADE-UX.Lab .
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • Universidade Rey Juan Carlos • Espanha
  • Altinbas University • Turquia

Departamento de Artes

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama 6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 024

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras
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Mobility coordinator
Águeda Simó Cachorro


Scientific Committee
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras
Bruno Miguel Correia da Silva
Abel João Padrão Gomes
Flávio Henrique de Almeida
Francisco Alexandre Lopes Figueiredo Merino
Rafaela Norogrando

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras
Year Cordinators
Francisco Alexandre Lopes Figueiredo Merino(1st)
Bruno Miguel Correia da Silva (2nd)
Year Representatives
Rúben Henrique Guilherme (1st)
Otávio Henrique Gitirana Neves (2nd)

Recognition Committee
Ernesto Vilar Filgueiras
Águeda Simó Cachorro
Bruno Miguel Correia da Silva
Francisco Alexandre Lopes Figueiredo Merino
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-11

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