Digital Learning Games

Digital Learning Games (DLG) is a 2 year international master’s programme in the Tallinn University School of Digital Technologies. The main objective is to bring together people with different backgrounds, form heterogeneous teams, learn from experts and from each other, and make games.

Who are we looking for?

Since most of the games are created in teams, people with any background can find a role in the game design and development team. Everybody who is interested in making games and learning game design is welcome to join. It is easier to find a role in the game design team if you have one of the following backgrounds:

  • Developer (programming)
  • Artist (2D and 3D graphics, animation, sound)
  • Teacher (instructional designers and educational technologists)
  • Psychologist
Why study with us?

This curriculum is unique because of its interdisciplinary nature. It integrates expertise from the following domains:

  • Design (conceptual and graphical design)
  • ICT (user experience design and software development)
  • Pedagogy (instructional design)
  • Psychology (engagement design and emotioneering)

In order to cover a wide range of game design aspects this curriculum is provided in cooperation with 4 different institutes within Tallinn University:

  • School of Digital Technologies (DTI)
  • Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM)
  • School of Educational Sciences (HARI)
  • School of Natural Sciences and Health (LTI)

Most of the learning activities are organized as teamwork. Students form smaller groups, take different roles and design game aspects and games from ideas to working prototypes.

By the end of their studies, students will be able to design games, learning activities and gamified products and services (such as web pages).

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Study support facilities

Tallinn University has a Virtual Reality (VR) and Game Lab. In this lab, students can experiment with existing VR and computer games and try VR hardware such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Samsung Gear VR. Game design and development teams are also welcome to use lab equipment for making and testing their games.

Take a walk around our campus via the virtual tour!

Important information

Duration: 2 years

Tuition fee: 1250€ per semester.

Monthly speciality scholarship of 160€ will be granted on a merit basis.

Study language: English

Contact us
  • Specific questions regarding the programme should be directed to the School of Digital Technologies:
    Study counsellor and specialist Kristi Oikimus
    E-mail: dlg....at....tlu.ee
    Phone: +372 640 9384
  • For additional guidelines regarding admission procedure please contact the international admission specialist.
    E-mail: admissions....at....tlu.ee
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Important information

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Tuition fee: 1250€ per semester
  • Study language: English

Application Procedure

Find out how to apply for a programme at Tallinn University by following the step by step guide for international applicants. Application procedure may be different depending on the basis of your nationality and study language.

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