Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Games at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)

TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) 7 Semesters
Germany Full Time
Bachelor`s Onsite

The program’s content includes:

  1. Game design
  2. Storytelling
  3. Audiovisual design
  4. Animation
  5. Prototyping
  6. Programming and technology
  7. Project management
  8. Video game and media studies

The program offers three areas of specialization:

  1. Game Arts
  2. Game Design
  3. Game Informatics

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Taking on a part-time job while studying has lots of benefits. Students can earn some extra money, gain valuable professional experience, and might take the first step up on the career ladder. Gaining a first insight into the German corporate world is especially beneficial for international students.

Many students partially fund their studies at TH Köln by taking on a part-time job in or outside the university. TH Köln can assist you in finding a job that suits your profile and interests. Our Career Service and our Part-Time Job Service (Nebenjobservice) offer comprehensive counseling and specific information events on all aspects related to part-time jobs.
Please be aware that the level of your German language skills will strongly affect your chances of finding a part-time job.


Being Germany’s fourth-largest city, Cologne is a highly attractive place to live. The increasing influx of people can make the search for adequate accommodation quite difficult. Dozens of apartment hunters often compete for one single apartment. This is why the International Office strongly recommends that you start looking for a place to live as soon as possible.

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Course Details:

After a general introduction to the creative and technological process of game development and the academic study of digital games in the first and second semesters, students specialize in Game Arts, Game Design or Game Informatics in the following semesters.

Throughout their studies, students of all specializations are instructed in Media and Game Studies, and they develop games in collaborative projects. In the fourth semester, students can choose between an exchange semester at a university abroad, an internship or a self-initiated project.


Enrollment Requirements:

University entrance diploma (“Abitur” or “Fachabitur”)
Successful completion of Cologne Game Lab’s application procedure

Teaching Language:


Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free of Cost

Language Requirements:

As courses are taught in English, applicants must have a good command of English. English language proficiency will be checked during the application procedure. A formal certificate is not required.

About the University/Institution:

Technische Hochschule Köln – abbreviated as TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences – sees itself as a university of technology, arts, and sciences. With its disciplinary and cultural diversity and openness, TH Köln’s activities are aimed at cultural and technological breakthroughs of high societal relevance. Thus, TH Köln contributes substantially to resolving social challenges. As a community of faculty and students, we see ourselves as a learning organization forging new paths. For instance, TH Köln is one of the pioneers in the field of development and the formation of concepts for higher education didactics.

Our subject range includes the fields of applied natural sciences, architecture and construction, information and communication, computer science, engineering, culture and society, and social sciences as well as business studies. More than 80-degree programs are offered as full-time programs or, in some cases, as career-integrated or part-time programs. As a place where research-based learning and academic education take place, the university nurtures prospective scholars through cooperative dissertations. Annually, about 6,000 students take up their studies at TH Köln. Overall, 26,000 students from about 120 different countries along with 430 professors and 1,420 staff members apply their potential.

Application Deadline:

Please check the “How to Apply” section of the individual TH Köln program websites for current application deadlines.

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