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MASTER’S DEGREE

Game Design

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QUASAR INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED DESIGN

Game Design

Master's Degree

CREDITS

60

DURATION

1 year

ATTENDANCE

3 days/week
4 hours/day

IN-PERSON COURSE
CREDITS

60

DURATION

1 year

ATTENDANCE

3 days/week
4 hours/day

The intent of the Game Design Master’s Degree is to train professionals who develop the necessary leadership skills and abilities to follow all phases of game development, whether they are design, creative or productive.

The Master aims to bring the designer to a higher level of ability to be able to effectively carry out both design tasks, in the video game development chain, and the coordination of groups of specialized professionals, configuring themselves as lead game designers.

Academic Goals

The specific objective of the Master is to investigate the videogame universe starting from its creative components and the cognitive-psychological aspects that determine its interactive, narrative, environmental and entertainment dynamics.

Starting from the phenomena related to perception, emulative play and learning, placing solid roots in the knowledge of Game Theory, in the evolution of the media involved and their components, creative and design aspects are analyzed which, through the deepening of the narrative line , of the script, of the settings and of the characters, will lead the students to define – in every design occasion – an effective videogame experience.

The research sectors of the Master in Game Design are therefore the knowledge of the phenomenological and disciplinary context, the construction of the narrative, the design of the environment and the management of the game production and marketing process.

MASTER’S DEGREE IN ENGLISH

STARTING DATE:
November 2025

GAME-DESIGN
CONTENTS
  • Video game techniques and methodologies
  • Screenplay for video games
  • Concept planning
  • Sound design
  • Representation of space
  • Design management
  • Media phenomenology
  • Archetypes of the Imaginary
  • English for artistic communication

Teachers

All courses are taught by successful and experienced designers, professors, technicians and artists, selected for their passion and real knowledge of the working landscape. Our teaching staff is the backbone of our training offer: the aim is to offer you the best.

Professional landscape

You will carry out professional activities in various fields, inherent both to the artistic profession in the field of new technologies (indie video game production), and collaborating, in relation to the various fields of application, in the programming, design and development of games experience, creation of interactive audiovisual and multimedia works up to virtual modeling.

In particular, you will develop skills in videogame distribution, in the design and representation of virtual space in videogames as well as in the main narrative structures and in gamification and playful learning processes.

The course therefore prepares professional figures such as:

  • Lead Game Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Narrative Designer
  • Environment Artist
  • 3D Artist

96% PLACEMENT RATE

Our students receive a job offer within 6 months of completing the course.
We are the ones who put you in touch with the leading companies in the sector.

96% PLACEMENT RATE

Our students receive a job offer within 6 months of completing the course.
We are the ones who put you in touch with the leading companies in the sector.

Don't miss the Open Day!

Whether you are already animated by an overwhelming passion for design or you are simply intrigued by this fascinating world, QuasarDay is an opportunity you cannot miss!

Come and discover our school-laboratory, get to know the teachers and our distinctive approach to teaching. You will be able to participate in the Q&A and find answers to all your doubts, visit our interactive exhibition and find out everything about the new educational offer and scholarships!

…And if you can’t be with us live, follow us from home in live streaming!

QUASAR INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED DESIGN

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Every year we support talent and creativity by providing scholarships and financial benefits.

A real contemporary craftsman’s workshop available to our students, the place where creative ingenuity can materialize into a prototype and your projects, whether paper or digital, are transformed into tangible artefacts.

A special card created for all our students, which entitles them to numerous advantages and discounts at bookshops and bookshops, copying and printing centres, stationery shops, prototyping services, nurseries, photography and IT centers and much more!

The teachers are available and truly attentive to your study path, which is completely structured, with an excellent balance of theory and practice.
As soon as I graduated, Quasar itself sent me some internship offers, and within a few months I received a job offer.

Giorgia Ciattaglia

The experience at Quasar made me grow a lot, the teachers helped me bring out the best in me, to believe more in myself.
I found a job less than a month after graduating.

Jacopo Pietropaoli

It is one of the best places in Rome when it comes to training creative people.
The teachers care 100% about the student's education, they treat you as an equal, as a professional, they don't make you feel that gap between teacher and student.

Francesca Castaldo

I chose Quasar because it offered me a complete course of study, unlike other institutes, and this proved to be fundamental.
I found a job almost immediately, 2-3 months after graduating, and today I work as a designer in an architecture studio.

Virginia Saracino
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