The Animation and Game Direction Master Programme at the University of Applied
Sciences Darmstadt, Germany, offers students advanced theoretical knowledge and
methodological competencies in order to develop directorial authorship based on
intense genre knowledge and critique, mastery of industrial standard producing
practices as well as strong leadership skills.
Students are enabled to develop compelling, innovative content as well as carry out
original research in the field of animations, games and immersive experiences.
Through project based learning strategies the curriculum integrates a variety of
relevant subjects, such as advanced animation and game theory, dramaturgy and
storytelling, acting and directing actors, mise en scène for animations, games and VR
experiences, sound and dialogue direction, art direction and IP development, creative
producing, production management and leadership.
Students gain practial experience by directing animation and game projects in our
Bachelor Programme under the supervision of lecturers. The Master of Arts
Animation and Game Direction is taught in English language and combines a high
academic standard with a strong practical orientation. It is carried out by an
interdisciplinary team of experienced researchers and industry practicioners. Three
semester and four semester pathways are available. The programme is currently in
the accreditation process and will be available for enrollment from summer semester
2019 subject to approval by University Boards and accreditation organization.