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Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
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Location of Study:
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Full Time
Awarding University:
KDU University College

Bachelor of Game Development (Hons)

  Institution: KDU University College

Field Of Study:
Creative Arts, Design & Music
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Games Development
Course Intake:
January, May, September

KPT/JPS(PA 1196)01/17

Electronic Games is one of the fastest growing industries in the world economy; it has now become mainstream with net earnings surpassing that of the film industry. The global market for electronic games is expected to grow from $67 billion in 2012 to $82 billion in 2017. The electronic game industry shows no signs of slowing down with a projected compound annual growth rate of 10.3 percent.

In light of this incredible growth – there is a pressing need for game developers with very specialized skills – this degree course aims to cultivate high quality graduates familiar with production processes and aware of what is needed to produce successful games. The teaching team is actively involved in the industry and is experts at their respective fields. In this unique programme, you are given the opportunity to specialize one of three game development disciplines.

If you have a keen eye for visual aesthetics and 3D Modelling, consider being a game artist. If you enjoy analyzing, writing stories and crafting experiences, opt to be a game designer. If you love mathematics, problem-solving and going through lines of codes, make game technology your preferred major.

KDU University College is collaborating with Codemasters Studios to develop talent and to build national awareness. This collaboration is also aimed at adopting the industry benchmarking and standards for curriculum and assessment methods in our delivery. Codemasters Studios is one of the Britain’s oldest video game development companies and is considered Europe’s largest independent games company with nearly 700 employees worldwide.
Course Outline

Year 1

• Fundamentals of Game Art
• Fundamentals of Game Design
• Fundamentals of Game Development
• Fundamentals of Game Technology



Game Art
Game Design


Game Technology
  • Animation Principles
  • Digital Drawing
  • Digital Imaging
  • Introduction to 3D Modelling
  • Game Level Design
  • Game Media Studies
  • Game Narrative
  • Game Systems Analysis & Design
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Logic, Math & Physics for Games
  • Object Oriented Programming


Year 2
• Game Business & Marketing
• Game Project Studio I & II
• Human Computer Interaction for Games

Game Art
Game Design


Game Technology
  • 2D Game Art Development
  • 3D Game Animation I & II
  • 3D Game Art Development
  • 3D Game Modelling & Texturing I & II
  • Game Genre Studies I & II
  • Game Social & Culture Studies
  • Game QA & Testing
  • Game World Creation
  • Multiplayer Game Design
  • 3D Game Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence for Games
  • Game Programming
  • Graphics Programming
  • Mobile Game Development
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis & Design


Year 3
• Final Year Project
• Internship
• Project Proposal

Game Art
Game Design


Game Technology
  • Advance 3D Game Art
  • Concept Art for Games
  • Game Futures
  • Game Support
    Documentation & Review
  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Game Engine Architecture & Design


Entry Requirement

STPM / GCE A Level 2 principles passes
UEC Min. 5 credits
Diploma CGPA 2.0
Any other qualifications deem
equivalent by the Ministry of
Education, Malaysia
(or as stated in the Document
Senarai Nilai Taraf, Malaysian
Qualifications Agency)
(Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)

In addition to the above mentioned requirement, the student must have obtained a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent.

English Requirement

  • Local Student: Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / GCE O Level examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET
  • International Student: Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU UC.

Duration: 3 years
Course mode: Full time
Intakes: Jan, May and Sept
Course Location: Damansara Jaya Campus

Career Opportunities
Game Art:
Concept Artist / 2D Game Artist / 3D Game Artist / Technical Artist /
2D/3D Animator

Game Design:
Level Designers / Game Testers / Game Designers / Story Scripters / Writers /
Interface Designers

Game Technology:
A.I Programmers / Engine Programmers / Tools Programmers /
Graphics Programmers / Game Programmers