Creative Media and Game Technologies

Course typeExchange
Course sectorGaming, Art & Technology, Engineering
Course duration5 months
ECTS30
SemesterFall (Sept. - Jan.) & Spring (Febr. - Jul.)
LocationEnschede
For partners ofSchool of Creative Technology

 

The Creative Media and Game Technologies degree programme

(Formerly Art & Technology, Game Design & Production and Game Engineering)

A virtual reality game for the Oculus Rift, an interactive video on YouTube,
the augmented reality features in Pokemon GO. They have more in common than you might think. These products are all created by teams that combine creativity and technology, thus constantly stretching the boundaries of technology. The CMGT programme offers you precisely this magical combination.

“We are pushing the boundaries of reality”

What will you be learning?

Interactive media? Games? The choice is up to you!

As the name indicates, CMGT will teach you everything you want to know about Creative Media and Game Technologies. This is an enormously wide field of study. After a broad-based orientation phase, it is up to you to decide which area you want to specialise in. Do you have a broad interest in interactive media or are you passionate about creating games?
At CMGT, you can determine your own study path.

3 Professional roles

We will focus on 3 roles that you encounter everywhere in the professional field. In the first year, you can experiment with these roles and subsequently choose the role that suits you best.

 

Artist

The Artist is a talented illusionist. The most important role of an artist is to create content that really excites the user.
You will be taught subjects like:
     - Content creation
     - Concept Art
     - Animation
     - 2D, 3D design
     - Video and Visual FX
     - Visual storytelling

Experience Designer

The experience designer is the creative jack-of-all-trades who invents and develops experiences that create value for the user. You will therefore be taught important "Artist-as-Engineer" subjects and specific design subjects such as:
     - Concept design
     - Gamification
     - Serious Gaming
     - Marketing
     - Game design
     - User experience
     - Interaction design

Engineer

The Engineer is a structured realist. You are especially good at the technical realisation of interactive media and games.
You will be taught subjects like:
     - Computer programming
     - Game engines
     - Processing
     - Web technology

 

 

Title Creative Media and Game Technologies
Bachelor programme Creative Media and Game Technologies – School of Creative Technology, Saxion
Semester Spring 2016 (February-July), Fall 2016 (September-January)
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) 30 ECTS (1 ECTS = 28 hours)
Language English
Prerequisites
  • Bachelor year 2 or higher
  • English B1-level (IELTS 6)

This exchange programme is meant for students of partner universities/programmes of Saxion Creative Media and Game Technologies

Minor Content

In the exchange programme of Creative Media and Game Technologies you can choose subjects/modules for a total of 30 ECTS from the first year, second year and specialisation fase. Depending the requirements of your home university or level of your education.

The following subjects are offered:

Year 1
Semester September
Quartile 1: Project Creative Solutions (3 ECTS), Graphic Design 1 (3 ECTS), Video Production (3 ECTS), Web Technology (3 ECTS), Media & Communication (3 ECTS)
Quartile 2: Project Costumer Rules (6 ECTS), Animation (3 ECTS), Programming (3 ECTS), Customer & Users (3 ECTS)

Semester February
Quartile 3: Project Creative Teamwork (9 ECTS), 3D production (3 ECTS), Creative proj ECTS & Collaboration (3 ECTS)
Quartile 4: Project Exhibition (9 ECTS), Graphic Design 2 (3 ECTS), Innovation & Trends (3 ECTS)

Year 2
Semester September
Quartile 1: Project Creative Technologies (6 ECTS), Evolving Technology (3 ECTS), Web Technology 2 (3 ECTS), Experimental Interfaces (3 ECTS)
Quartile 2: Project Trans Media Storytelling (6 ECTS), Content Creation 1 (3 ECTS), Content Creation 2 (3 ECTS), Content Design (3 ECTS)

Semester February
Quartile 3: Project New Start-up (6 ECTS), Visual- & Interaction Design (3 ECTS), Value Design (3 ECTS), Concept Design (3 ECTS)
Quartile 4: Project Fusion of Art & Technology (15 ECTS)

Year 4
Semester September and February
Quartile 1: Focus on Innovation 1 (5 ECTS), Individual Focus 1 and 2 (5+5 ECTS)
Quartile 2: Focus on Innovation 2 (5 ECTS), Individual Focus 3 and 4 (5+5 ECTS)

Career prospects

Upon completing your studies, you will be employable in the world of Creative Media and Game Technologies both as a generalist and as a specialist. You will be able to look for a job in The Netherlands, or in your home country if you prefer. It is a degree which offers numerous international opportunities. You will be ready to fulfil a linchpin function in an industry where creativity, innovation and technology play a leading role. Possible positions could include, for example:

  • creative director
  • concept developer
  • project leader
  • media designer
  • web developer
  • interaction designer

Other possibilities could be to set up your own company or go it alone as a freelancer.

Contact Information Ruben Sinkeldam: r.p.a.sinkeldam@saxion.nl

 

 

Myron Project

The Myron Project is a collaboration between students of the degree programme CMGT (Creative Media and Game Technologies) of Saxion University of Applied Sciences and the technology leaders The Virtual Dutch Men, Xsens, Manus VR and XMG. The students are given 5 months to create an 8 player arena shooter experience, in which two teams of 4 players try to outplay each other.

 

 

Career prospects

The professional field you will enter, is very wide and incredibly international. There are many well-known companies where you can get started, but there are also exciting small companies you could join. With CMGT you can also start your own business.

Here are some of the possible job opportunities:

     - 3d modeller
     - Game developer
     - 2D/3D modeller and animator
     - Concept artist
     - Game designer
     - Technical artist
     - Web developer
     - Video editor
     - Art director
     - UX designer
     - VR developer
     - Programmer
     - Artist
     - Animator
     - Owner
     - Level Designer
     - UI Designer/Game UI Designer
     - VR/AR Developer
     - VR/AR Designer