School of Communication
Digital Game Design
School of Communication
Digital Game Design
In our day, especially with the developments in the mobile platforms and internet technologies, computer games have become rather prevalent in our country, as they are across the world, and have turned into a popular media consumed by wide masses without differentiation across gender or age.
About Program
Attendance
English
Duration
4 Years
Level
Undergraduate
Location
Galata
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Introduction

Students Are Rewriting The Rules Of The Game Through The Digital Game Design Department

In our day, especially with the developments in the mobile platforms and internet technologies, computer games have become rather prevalent in our country, as they are across the world, and have turned into a popular media consumed by wide masses without differentiation across gender or age.

The Digital Game Design Undergraduate Program, which will become a forerunner in our country and Istanbul in particular with an approach that joins various disciplines like art, technology and economy under the roof of design, aims to provide qualified human resource to the sector and develop creative, innovative projects and teams in order to achieve both local and global scale success.

The Digital Game Design Undergraduate Program established under the Faculty of Communication, with its interdisciplinary approach does not only unite the software, art and design domains, but offers an interdisciplinary working environment across our university and the Faculties of Engineering and Education in particular. Students, who will come together in foundation classes in their freshman year, will take their first steps towards specialization in their sophomore year by selecting one of the software and art verticals under the roof of design according to their talents. Students’ routes will once again intersect in the project classes, where they will transform into game teams and produce together with the consultancy of our academic staff. Local and international internships practiced through the COOP system within the scope of our university, which brings students together with the business world during their student lives, and the BUG sectoral communications network, enhances students’ experiences and updates their knowledgebase.

Besides the Bahçeşehir University Game Lab (BUG) established as part of the Faculty of Communication and the Game Design Graduate Program (Master BUG) formed within the scope of the Social Sciences Institute, the European game scene activation center BUG Berlin and the game production studio BUG Pro foundations directly contribute to the program. This program, which creates significant difference by working in integration with the virtual reality incubation center VR First BAU and Cryengine Academy established in collaboration with the world gaming giant Crytek, can be considered as a pioneer in our country.

While students can benefit from the continuously increasing international connections as well as the local and foreign wide sectoral communications network of the department, they also get the chance to meet with investors by applying to acceleration programs like Gamebootcamp İstanbul – a StartersHub initiative, again supported by us.

This program which offers all the game production stages both in theory and practice to everyone who dreams of becoming a game designer, provides its students with the opportunity to accomplish their goals in a global sector.

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Staff

Kübra KURŞUN

Secretary of Communication Faculty
Undergraduate Program
PROGRAM STRUCTURE E E (%) C C (%)
TOTAL CREDIT AND ECTS CREDIT OF DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE COURSES  40 16,6 24 31,2
TOTAL CREDIT AND ECTS CREDIT OF GENERAL-ELECTIVE COURSES 25 10,4 15 11,5
TOTAL CREDIT AND ECTS CREDIT OF NON-DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE COURSES 15 6,3 9 6,9
TOTAL CREDIT AND ECTS CREDIT OF COMPULSORY COURSES 144 60,0 68 52,3
TOTAL CREDIT AND ECTS CREDIT OF COLLATERAL COMPULSORY COURSES
TOTAL CREDIT AND ECTS CREDIT OF FOUNDATION COURSES (TLL, HST, ENG) 16 6,6 14 10,7
TOTAL CREDIT 240 100 130 100
I.Semester II.Semester
CODE COURSE T P C E CODE COURSE T P C E
ENG1003 Communications Skills and Academic Reporting I 2 2 3 4 ENG1004 Communications Skills and Academic Reporting II 2 2 3 4
GAD1003 Basics of Programming 2 2 3 5 GAD1004 Introduction to Game Engines 2 2 3 5
GAD1005 Design Thinking 3 0 3 5 GAD1006 Basics of Storytelling 3 0 3 5
GAD1007 2D Digital Art 2 2 3 5 GAD1008 3D Digital Art 2 2 3 5
GAD1009 Game History and Analysis 3 0 3 5 VCD1112 Art, Culture and Society 3 0 3 5
GAD1001 Fundamentals of Game Design I 2 2 3 6 GAD1002 Fundamentals of Game Design II 2 2 3 6
III.Semester  IV.Semester
CODE COURSE T P C E CODE COURSE T P C E
GAD2001 Game Design Studio I 2 6 5 8 GAD2002 Game Design Studio II 2 6 5 8
GAD2003 Game Production 3 0 3 5 GAD2004 Gamification 3 0 3 5
Departmental Elective I 2 2 3 5 Departmental Elective III 2 2 3 5
Departmental Elective II 3 0 3 5 Departmental Elective IV 3 0 3 5
TLL1003 Turkish Language and Literature I 2 0 2 2 TLL1004 Turkish Language and Literature II 2 0 2 2
PRL1111 Theories of Media and Communication 1 3 0 3 5 Non-Departmental Elective I 3 0 3 5
V.Semester VI.Semester
CODE COURSE T P C E CODE COURSE T P C E
GAD3001 Game Design Studio III 2 4 4 10 GAD3002 Game Design Studio IV 2 4 4 10
Departmental Elective V 2 2 3 5 Departmental Elective VII 2 2 3 5
Departmental Elective VI 3 0 3 5 Departmental Elective VIII 3 0 3 5
General Elective I 3 0 3 5 General Elective III 3 0 3 5
General Elective II 3 0 3 5 Non-Departmental Elective II 3 0 3 5
VII.Semester VIII.Semester
CODE COURSE T P C E CODE COURSE T P C E
GAD4001 Junior Game Project 2 4 4 10 GAD4002 Senior Game Project 2 4 4 10
GAD4003 Summer Training I 0 0 0 8 GAD4004 Summer Training II 0 0 0 8
HST1001 Atatürk’s Principles and History of Turkish Republic I 2 0 2 2 HST1002 Atatürk’s Principles and History of Turkish Republic II 2 0 2 2
Non-Departmental Elective III 3 0 3 5 GAD4006 Portfolio Design 3 0 3 5
General Elective IV 3 0 3 5 General Elective  V 3 0 3 5
BAHCESEHIR UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT OF DIGITAL GAME DESIGN
Semester Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
1 ENG1003 Communications Skills and Academic Reporting I 2 2 3 4
1 GAD1003 Basics of Programming 2 2 3 5
1 GAD1005 Design Thinking 3 0 3 5
1 GAD1007 2D Digital Art 2 2 3 5
1 GAD1009 Game History and Analysis 3 0 3 5
1 GAD1001 Fundamentals of Game Design I 2 2 3 6
2 ENG1004 Communications Skills and Academic Reporting II 2 2 3 4
2 GAD1004 Introduction to Game Engines 2 2 3 5
2 GAD1006 Basics of Storytelling 3 0 3 5
2 GAD1008 3D Digital Art 2 2 3 5
2 VCD1112 Art, Culture and Society 3 0 3 5
2 GAD1002 Fundamentals of Game Design II 2 2 3 6
3 GAD2001 Game Design Studio I 2 6 5 8
3 GAD2003 Game Production 3 0 3 5
3 Departmental Elective I 2 2 3 5
3 Departmental Elective II 3 0 3 5
3 TLL1003 Turkish Language and Literature I 2 0 2 2
3 PRL1111 Theories of Media and Communication 1 3 0 3 5
4 GAD2002 Game Design Studio II 2 6 5 8
4 GAD2004 Gamification 3 0 3 5
4 Departmental Elective III 2 2 3 5
4 Departmental Elective IV 3 0 3 5
4 TLL1004 Turkish Language and Literature II 2 0 2 2
4 Non-Departmental Elective I 3 0 3 5
5 GAD3001 Game Design Studio III 2 4 4 10
5 Departmental Elective V 2 2 3 5
5 Departmental Elective VI 3 0 3 5
5 General Elective I 3 0 3 5
5 General Elective II 3 0 3 5
6 GAD3002 Game Design Studio IV 2 4 4 10
6 Departmental Elective VII 2 2 3 5
6 Departmental Elective VIII 3 0 3 5
6 General Elective III 3 0 3 5
6 Non-Departmental Elective II 3 0 3 5
7 GAD4001 Junior Game Project 2 4 4 10
7 GAD4003 Summer Training I 0 0 0 8
7 HST1001 Atatürk’s Principles and History of Turkish Republic I 2 0 2 2
7 Non-Departmental Elective III 3 0 3 5
7 General Elective IV 3 0 3 5
8 GAD4002 Senior Game Project 2 4 4 10
8 GAD4004 Summer Training II 0 0 0 8
8 HST1002 Atatürk’s Principles and History of Turkish Republic II 2 0 2 2
8 GAD4006 Portfolio Design 3 0 3 5
8 General Elective  V 3 0 3 5
DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVES
GAD2005 Game Programming 2 2 3 5
GAD2007 2D Game Art 2 2 3 5
GAD2009 Interface Design 2 2 3 5
GAD2011 Character Design 3 0 3 5
GAD2013 Designing Educational Games 3 0 3 5
GAD2015 2D Animation for Games 2 2 3 5
GAD3003 Game Sound and Music 2 2 3 5
GAD3005 Game Business 3 0 3 5
GAD3007 Artificial Intelligence Programming 2 2 3 5
GAD3009 Writing for Games 3 0 3 5
GAD3011 Physcology for Game Design 3 0 3 5
GAD3013 Game Studies 3 0 3 5
GAD3015 Game-based Learning 3 0 3 5
GAD2006 Advanced Game Programming 2 2 3 5
GAD2008 3D Game Art 2 2 3 5
GAD2010 Contemporary Game Engines 2 2 3 5
GAD2012 World Design 3 0 3 5
GAD2014 Serious Games 3 0 3 5
GAD2016 3D Animation for Games 2 2 3 5
GAD3004 Advanced Game Sound and Music 2 2 3 5
GAD3006 Game Analytics 3 0 3 5
GAD3008 Multiplayer Programming 2 2 3 5
GAD3010 Cinematography for Games 3 0 3 5
GAD3012 Playful Experience Design 3 0 3 5
GAD3014 New Technologies in Gaming 3 0 3 5
GAD3016 Game Communities 3 0 3 5
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