ICT & Game Design and Technology
- Start moment
- September, February
- 20 weeks
- Contact hours
- 15-20 hours per week
Transcript of Records
This semester programme will only be graded by either: Outstanding (O), Good (G), Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U). The transcript of records will not contain grades per course/module, but one integral grade.
- Admission requirements
- How to apply
- Practical information
- Why study in The Netherlands?
Programme in brief
Games change all the time. The market for games as a form of entertainment is huge and is still growing. In addition, games are increasingly used in education, training or for product innovation: the applied games.
Within ICT & Game Design and Technology you will learn how to apply your ICT knowledge to the creative development of games, working with the most up-to-date game development tools. The games that are developed are a mix of entertainment and applied games where you work for real clients. We challenge you to be inquisitive and innovative by using new technologies, such as augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR). We also challenge you to create games in new environments, such as the swimming pool or the forest.
In the ICT & Game Design and Technology you will work with state-of-the-art developing platforms (like PC’s, Tablets and SmartPhones) and you will work with the newest interface technology like Oculus Rift, Leap Motion, Brain Computing interfaces. You will use these instruments to develop games in a multi-disciplinary team for real commissioning parties.
We apply the Playcentric Design approach during the semesters. You will learn to take your idea from concept to validated, playable game. The courses will make sure you will feel comfortable in the domain of games and they will deal with concepting, 3D design, sound design and tooling.
How will your course programme be recognised by your home university?
Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.
Dutch Grades vs. European Credits Transfer System(ECTS)
Some coursework is graded with "Pass" ["Voldaan = V “] or "Fail" ["Niet Voldaan = o”]. Most exams are graded with round marks ranging from 1 to 10, with mark 6 needed to pass.
The following table gives round Dutch marks, the percentage of successful students achieving these marks, the equivalent ECTS grades and their definition:
* 5.5 and above are also sufficient.
- VR = exemption (no grade given)
- V = sufficient = 7
- G = good = 8
- O = not sufficient/fail
|Dutch grades||%||ECTS grades||Definition|
|9 - 10||2%||A||Excellent|
|6||50%||D - E||Satisfactory - Sufficient|
|5*||-||FX||Fail [some more work required]|
|4 [or less]||-||F||Fail [considerably more work required]|
English language proficiency
For all exchange programmes a minimum level of proficiency in the English language is required, as detailed in the table below. You must substantiate your level of English-language proficiency by submitting evidence in the form of a language test result pertaining to one of the below-mentioned courses.
* = Only if the units ‘Speaking & Writing’ and ‘Listening & Reading’ have been completed successfully.
|Test name||Minimal score||Accepted for students from|
|IELTS||6.0||EU and non-EU countries|
|TOEFL paper||550||EU and non-EU countries|
|TOEFL computer||213||EU and non-EU countries|
|TOEFL internet||79/80||EU and non-EU countries|
|TOEIC*||670||only EU countries|
|Cambidge ESOL||CAE-C||only EU countries|
|CEFR||B2||only EU countries|
How to apply as an exchange student
Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. If several versions of the programme are offered, please indicate for which version you would like to apply to (Programme I, Programme II, Programme III, etc.) This officer will send your application request (nomination) to Fontys. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online. Added to the link you will receive all necessary information and a manual. Please take a look at this website to see how it works.
Deadline for application:
|Fall semester||15 May|
|Spring semester||15 November|
For more detailed information about practical matters, such as travelling in the Netherlands, visa, residence permit, accomodation, health insurance etc.
Opening a Dutch Bank account:
After you have arrived in the Netherlands, you open a Dutch bank account.
For opening a bank account and for buying a sports card, you will need a proof of enrolment. This document will be sent to you by e-mail when you have the status registered. More information.
The Brainport Region Eindhoven
The Eindhoven region, also known as the Brainport region of the Netherlands, is the most important technology and industrial center of the Netherlands. With 730,000 inhabitants and a workforce of 400,000. Eindhoven region generates € 24 billion of GDP and € 55 billion in exports, one-quarter of the Dutch total. It is a manufacturing center in a high-cost country. By focusing on producing high-value, technology-based products, it is in competition with fast-growing manufacturing centers in nations with much lower costs. At the same time, however, Eindhoven is saddled with demographics familiar to Europe, in which a low birth rate and aging population is reducing the regional labor force. To win the battle for the talent that provides its competitive advantage, the region must make itself economically and socially attractive to knowledge workers from around the world and concentrate on innovation.
Eindhoven’s answer to these challenges is a public-private partnership called Brainport Development. Its members include employers, research institutes, the Chamber of Commerce, the SRE, leading universities and the governments of the region’s three largest cities. More information about Eindhoven is available on the Intelligent Community Profiles pages of the ICF Web site (intelligentcommunity.org)
Rachelsmolen 10, Eindhoven
Michael Schifferling - Lecturer ICT & Game Design and Technology
"With Game Design you not only choose a specialisation, but also a community."
Fontys School of ICT offers a variety of Exchange Programmes, take a look at our full offer.