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Course outline

Classes take place on working days in the evenings, starting at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Average school day duration is 4 hours.

DLG is divided into following main modules:

  • Game Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Developmental and Cognitive Psychology
Subjects

Game Design is a main module of DLG. It covers game design related subjects like:

  • Basics of Game Theory and Design
  • Design of Gameplay and Core Mechanics
  • Design of Game Assets
  • Learning Game Design
  • Transmedia Storytelling Theories and Methods
  • Research and Design of Educational Games
  • ICT Based Learning Games in Learning Environment Formation

All subjects combine theory and practice of game design. The outcomes of the courses are design documents, prototypes and smaller games. Games in the bigger scale (bigger teams, more functionalities, comprehensive research) are created during Interdisciplinary (ELU) project and master thesis.

Electives

Game Design module has elective courses like:

  • Basics of Game Development
  • Motion Graphics Design
  • Creative Entrepreneurship

They can be selected based on students’ personal learning plans. 

Students can also select between modules of Interaction Design or Developmental and Cognitive Psychology depending on what they plan to focus during their studies.

The Digital Learning Games curriculum is available here.

If you prefer a more practical approach in order to get familiar with this domain you are welcome to participate in Tallinn Summer School course of Design of Serious Games.