International Programmes 2023/2024

Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Game Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Game

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences • Dieburg

Bachelor of Arts
Teaching language
  • English


Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
7 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

15 April for international applicants
1 June for applicants with a German certificate of secondary education

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Joint degree / double degree programme

The Animation and Game Bachelor's degree programme at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany, is a multidisciplinary course with a strong practical focus. It is taught in English and qualifies students for careers in the international media and entertainment industries. The unique combination of two disciplines, animation and game design, reflects the merging platforms and distribution channels and enables the graduates to successfully evolve in a highly dynamic professional field.

The programme is mostly project-based. During seven semesters, the students will work on a wide range of subjects such as classical and CG animation, art direction, technical art, game design, game development, media theory, and production  management. The faculty's facilities include animation labs with industry standard software and hardware, a game lab, VR studios, film and sound studios, a motion capturing studio and a usability lab.

Students are encouraged to gain solid skills with regard to the entire creation and production process and, at the same time, to specialise in typical professional fields and positions in the international animation and game industry, such as digital artist, game designer, animator, technical artist, game programmer,  or creative producer. As an attractive add-on for graduates in Animation and Game, the faculty offers a follow-up Master's degree programme (MA Animation and Game Direction), which qualifies students for leadership positions in research, higher education, and the creative industries.

Course organisation

The curriculum combines artistic, methodological and technical subjects related to the professional development and production of animations and games. Students gain a wide range of core competencies and are simultaneously encouraged to specialise in individual areas of interest and talent. The main fields of specialisation are:

  • Concept development, design and art for animations and games
  • Technical art for animations and games
  • Game development / game programming
  • Producing and production management
  • Animation and game studies

The Bachelor of Arts programme is project-based. It focuses strongly on team work and problem-oriented learning processes. From the second semester onwards, students carry out semester projects in teams that are coached by an interdisciplinary team of lecturers. The programme includes an industrial placement semester in the fourth semester of study. Lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials are carried out in English.

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A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
Integrated internships

18-week internship in the fourth semester

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Currently: 292 EUR

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

The application procedure for the BA Animation and Game at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt consists of a formal application and an artistic entrance examination. The formal application must be submitted through uni-assist.

Applicants need a university entrance certificate, which qualifies students to study in Germany. Applicants who do not have a university entrance certificate and do not expect to obtain one in the year of their application may still apply for admission based on outstanding artistic aptitude. All applicants must provide a B2 English certificate according to CEFR.

The artistic entrance examination consists of two stages. The first stage is a portfolio examination, which requires submission of a digital portfolio with work samples related to the field of study. The second stage is an in-person examination on campus. Further information can be found on the programme website under:

Language requirements

The Animation and Game programme is carried out in English. For admission, English language proficiency must be proven through a B2 certificate according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Application deadline

15 April for international applicants
1 June for applicants with a German certificate of secondary education

Submit application to

Hochschule Darmstadt
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Tutors
General services and support for international students and doctoral candidates

Advisory service for international applicants and students:

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

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