Professional Master in Game Design & Development


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The Game Design & Development master programis addressed to all business development in Video Games, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 2D &3D Animation, 2D &3D industry, 2D &3D simulations, etc.
This is a rare education in Lebanon, which leads students to the level of development around these 2D & 3D oriented trades. The Master is supervised by high-level teachers (many PhDs, business leaders, ex Google employee, …).
The main course will be structured around developing game engines, advanced techniques of Virtual Reality and Augmented Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and advanced algorithms in the field.
The Game Design & Development master program involves all aspects of creating games--design, content creation, programming, testing, and project management.

If you're passionate about gaming, and have a talent for developing game-play concepts and understanding game mechanics, this master will give you the fundamental skills you need to kick-start your career.

Here, you will learn how to design, develop and implement an idea, with emphasis on creativity and expression through concept creation, digital drawing, environment modelling and game engine implementation.

To ensure you graduate with the skills demanded by leading developers, you will gain hands-on expertise in leading industry software like the Unity game engine. By working together in teams to create interactive game prototypes and quality game assets, you will also be able to exercise your job-readiness in a particular specialty.

For anyone passionate about becoming a world builder and storyteller, this master if for you.

This program is suitable also for students interested in combining creativity and advanced programming to develop games. It is also a good fit for it professionals wanting to change or advance their career.

Acquired Skills

The Game Design & Development degree is designed to equip students with critical skills in multidisciplinary areas required in the industry: advanced programming techniques, graphics and audio design, higher-level mathematics, physics and artificial intelligence.

This master will allow you to develop and further your ability, building on knowledge and skills acquired in your first degree and expanding into areas related to computer games design.

Admission Conditions

Recruitment: Applications are reviewed by an admission committee. The best candidates are selected after interview

Required Level:

  • M1 degree in Computer Science
  • M1 degree in Multimedia
  • M1 degree in Animation 

or any other qualification considered equivalent by the admission committee.

Capacity: 10 to 15 students

Further Studies / Career Opportunities

  • Game designer, 
  • Game developer,
  • Engineer and programmer in video games,
  • Lead programmer,
  • Software Engineer, 
  • Design Engineer in numerical simulation,
  • Project Manager,
  • Technical director in the fields of image ...

Game Design & Development M2 Courses


  • M1 Computer Science
  • Animation
  • Multimedia

General Infos

  • Diploma Level: BAC+5
  • Studies Duration: 12 months
  • Type: Professional
  • Teaching Language: French/English
  • Total Credits Number: 60
  • Location: Rafic Hariri campus - Hadath and Pierre Gemayel campus - Fanar
  • Supervisor: Antoun Jacques Yaacoub
  • Email: antoun.yaacoub(at)ul.edu.lb

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