M.A. Overview

Basic Facts:

  • 3 semesters (1 ½ years)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Start: second half of September
  • Number of students per year: 15
  • No tution fees


  • Strong focus on a single research & development project (45 ECTS in total)
  • Two Electives: Game Arts, Game Design, Game Programming
  • Sound Design
  • Media & Game Studies
  • Economics & Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching & Research Practice

In-depth specialization and game literacy:
The program is characterized by its specific interweaving of artistic and scientific teaching and, as a consequence, by a close connection between research and application. The aim is to specialize in two of the three subject areas “Game Arts”, “Game Design” and “Game Programming” as well as to develop artistic-scientific action and reflection skills. The joint teaching and cooperation of students of the above-mentioned study focuses enables the further education of a holistic “Game Literacy” as well as the ability for interdisciplinary collaboration in project work. Above all, the program allows students to pursue a research and development project over the course of the whole study program (45 ECTS in total).

Professional orientation in business and science:
While the course of studies reacts with the possibility of specialization to the high expert need of the Games industry, the occupation with interdisciplinary artistic-scientific questions aims at the structure of orientation knowledge and transferable action authority, which help the graduates to prove themselves on a long-term basis in interdisciplinary, continuous change subject work contexts within and outside of the Games industry in leading functions or also as founders.

In addition, the program qualifies students for activities in the fields of education and science as well as for a doctorate in the field of game studies or game design. In this context, it should be mentioned that the CGL has already been conducting cooperative doctorates with domestic and foreign universities for several years.

For the artistic-scientific aptitude test, applicants propose an artistic-scientific project (Research Proposal), which they want to work out in the course of their studies. Approximately 15 students will be accepted. They graduate with a “Master of Arts” (MA). All courses will be held in English.

Module Handbook:
The module handbook can be downloaded here.

Examination Regulations: 
The examination regulations (in German) can be downloaded here.

Copyright Regulation:
English version
German version