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Digital Learning Games

Digital Learning Games (DLG) is a 2 years international master’s curriculum in the Tallinn University School of Digital Technologies. The main objective is to bring together people with different background, 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 cooperation, all people with different backgrounds 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 the following background:

  • Developers (programming)
  • Artists (2D and 3D graphics, animation, sound)
  • Teachers (instructional designers and educational technologists)
  • Psychologists
Why study with us?

This curriculum is unique because of its interdisciplinary nature. It integrates wisdom 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 TLU institutes:

  • School of Digital Technologies (DTI)
  • Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM)
  • School of Educational Sciences (HARI)
  • School of Humanities (TÜHI)

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 the studies students are able to design games, learning activities and gamified products and services (like 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.
Scholarship for one student from Georgia or Ukraine will be granted for two years by the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia.

Monthly speciality scholarship of 160€ will be granted.

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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