The first year consists of three blocks of basic skills that build towards tightly defined projects to enhance your knowledge, all supported by lectures and seminars.
When you first enter the programme, you choose one of the study paths. In the selection interview you will present a portfolio to support your strengths in the chosen path. The first year you can opt for the following path ways:
- Visual Arts
- Design & Production
Year 2 consists of 4 blocks. You spend two blocks further developing your basic skills in your chosen role. In the other two blocks, you work in small multidisciplinary teams building game projects, supported by lectures and seminars.
During the second year you can switch paths to become a ‘general developer’ with mixed skills, or you can remain in your specialization for the remaining projects. General developers are most common in small teams of ‘indie’ game developers, whereas specialists will usually focus on the larger game development companies.
In later years you can learn other skills and become a Cross-Discipline developer.
You can also opt for developing techniques and technologies for creating cutting-edge soundtracks for games.
This year you specialize in your chosen role either working in a multidisciplinary team on a year-long game project or in a smaller specialist team supporting the game project.
In the graduation year you work on two projects that may include:
- A portfolio project individually or in a group (always assessed individually)
- Working at a company (with a project deliverable)
- Developing a business plan and designing a product (to start your own company, supported by our entrepreneurship start-up specialists)
- Taking part in a one-semester exchange programme at our partner universities
Through a 4- to 5-month exchange with one of our many global partner universities, you can have an international experience while maintaining your academic achievement level. Moreover, exchange students remain registered as students of NHTV and will pay the normal tuition fee towards NHTV. We encourage you to go abroad since this will enhance your employability internationally after graduation. Other advantages are increasing your international network.