Changing the Game at AAU Klagenfurt / Austria – New Master’s Programme Game Studies and Engineering

New Master’s Programme Game Studies and Engineering – Changing the Game at AAU Klagenfurt / Austria

The new Master’s degree programme Game Studies and Engineering is an interdisciplinary programme, instructing students on technical as well as analytical and ethical issues regarding video- and other games. Students with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or/and the Humanities, an interest in the development, analysis, critical reflection of videogames and proficiency in spoken and written English, are encouraged to enrol in this programme. The focus of the curriculum is on the manifold nature and contextualisation of games with regard to an array of different but interconnected areas of investigation.

The programme provides students with a platform to learn, study, and create games and multimedia applications. Engaged and motivated teachers and bottom-up teaching methods will involve students in game studies, game engineering and production. The practical nature of the program are underpinned by a project semester as an integral part of the curriculum and international partners – including universities and companies – will connect students beyond campus limits.


  • Interdisciplinary master programme game studies and game engineering
  • Taught entirely in English
  • Engaged and motivated lecturers
  • International partner universities and companies
  • Practical work, ie. a semester-long project, as part of the curriculum
  • Bottom-up teaching methods to involve students in game studies and game making
  • A platform to learn, study and make great games and multimedia applications

Registration is open until August 31st.

(We advise students from non-EU states to apply as soon as possible to handle necessary letters of eligibility and matters of visas in a timely fashion.)

The Master’s Programme is an offer for game-research and –industry interested students to receive a holistic foundational education. It is also a unique opportunity regarding international student exchange among both, cultural- and technology-focused game studies institutions. We are looking for applicants and affiliates worldwide.

For further information, please contact Felix Schniz, the Director of Study, at

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