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Home   >  Courses  >  Degrees in Videogames  >  Bachelor's degree in Video Game Design and Development

Video Game Design and Development

General information

Introduction

Do you want to be a part of the growth of the professional video game industry?

Train to achieve the double profile of videogame designer and videogame programmer - jobs in great demand today, with great prospects.

Your best choice is to study at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

The bachelor's degrees in Video Game Design and Development is a response to the global market of which the international video game and interactive applications industry is a part.

  • Backed by 10 years of exceptional experience with the UPC master's degree in Design and Creation of Videogames, one of Europe's first educational programmes in the sector.
  • A benchmark in Spain, supported by over 30 Spanish and international companies in the field, such as King, Social Point and Ubisoft.
  • You will obtain an official qualification oriented towards the international market.
  • You will be able to do placements from the third year.
  • We will advise on your professional future and on job interviews, raising your profile among companies in the sector.

The objective of the bachelor's degrees in Video Game Design and Development is to train professionals able to conceptualise, design and program video games and content for digital entertainment and appropriate for dissemination on various platforms and mobile devices.

Join the big community of UPC alumni who are already working at many video game companies both in Spain and around the world.

This degree is available at the TR12 (c/ de la Igualtat, 33, 08222 Terrassa). You can view the centre and its facilities in this 360º virtual tour.

Teaching goals

The aim of the bachelor's degree in Video Game Design and Development is to obtain the multidisciplinary skills required in the creation of video games and interactive materials, with a robust scientific foundation in the technology involved, programming with multiple platforms, artistic and graphic design, and 2D and 3D modelling and animation.

By the end of the degree course, you will have conceptualised and undertaken video game projects individually and as part of a group, as well as obtaining a broad-based knowledge of the industry and the keys to entrepreneurship, the financing and monetisation systems within the sector, with the active participation of the various companies involved.

General Details

The bachelor's degree in Video Game Design and Development is an official university degree, complying with the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.

Quality of the degree

In this section you will find all the information related to the Quality Assurance Internal System.

Academic information

In this section you will find the academic regulations and support plans that we apply to the degree.

Entrance requirements and registration

University pre-registration
Pre-registration for official programmes of study must be done via the Government of Catalonia's university pre-registration process.

Cut-off mark academic year 2023-2024: 5.382
Pre-registration code: 31074
University pre-registration

The studies permitting access to this official qualification are:

1. Higher secondary education certificate of any type and university entrance tests.

To access our studies by this means, you must:

  1. Have completed higher secondary education studies of any type.
  2. Pass the university entrance test (PAU). You can check the weighting parameters of the subjects of the baccalaureate type that will be applied for access to the university. You can also consult the Table of weightings of the subjects in the degrees of the CITM.
  3. Apply for a place in the call for University Preregistration. Indicate Access Route 0 - University entrance examinations.

2. Undergraduate training cycles.

Access to any bachelor's degree is possible from undergraduate training cycles, although the access grade (mean grade for the studies) or the weighted admission grade will be taken into account for admission to the studies depending on how the subjects in the specific University entrance tests are related to the knowledge area of the degree course for which access is sought. More information to the Universities Channel of the Generalitat of Catalonia. You can also consult the Table of weightings of the subjects in the degrees of the CITM.

The UPC provides official recognition for subjects and credits is some of the bachelor's degree courses for those who have completed specific undergraduate training cycles. Check which subjects in undergraduate training cycles this recognition of credits applies to on the Government of Catalonia website or by consulting the CITM Degree Validation Board.

To access our studies by this means, you must:

  1. Apply for a place in the call for University Preregistration. Indicate Access Route 4 - Higher level vocational training.

3. University access examinations for people aged over 25 and over 45 years old.

Over 25 years old

To access our studies in this manner, you must do the following:

  1. Pass the university access examination for people over 25 years old.
  2. Apply for a place in the University Pre-registration procedure. - Over 25 years old.

Candidates who meet the following requirements can take the university access examinations for people over 25 years old:

  • They must be 25 years old in the calendar year in which the examination is taken.
  • They must not have passed the university access examination (or equivalent).
  • They must not have a higher technical degree in vocational training, plastic arts and design or sports (or the equivalent).
  • They must not have any university degree.

Over 45 years old

To access our studies in this manner, you must do the following:

  1. Pass the university access examination for people over 45 years old.
  2. Conduct a personal interview.
  3. Apply for a place in the University Pre-registration procedure. - Over 45 years old.
  4. Candidates who meet the following requirements can take the university access examinations for people over 45 years old:

    • They must be 45 years old in the calendar year in which the examination is taken.
    • They must not have a degree or any other general access requirement that enables the holder to access university.

    Candidates who access the university by means of entrance examinations for people over 45 years old have 1% of the places reserved on each course.

    The decision on admission is only valid for studying at the CITM for the degree awarded and for the call for the next academic year.

4. Access for over 40 year students with accreditation of experience.

People over 40 years of age can access the university by accrediting work or professional experience related to a degree study, if they do not have an academic qualification that enables them to access the university by another access route.

Access to the university for over 40 years is convened once a year and can only be requested for a single study centre of Catalan universities.

The centre will reserve 1% of the places. +INFO

To access our studies by this means, you must do the following:

  1. To accredit work or professional experience in relation to university education of the degree for which access is requested (minimum 4 years).
  2. Do not possess any academic qualification that qualifies to access the university by other means of access.
  3. To overcome the evaluation phase of the accredited experience carried out by the centre itself. The results will be communicated to applicants on 31 May.
  4. Apply for a place in the University Pre-registration procedure. Indicate Access Route 10 - More than 40 years of age with work experience.

5. Hold an official university qualification at Bachelor's degree level or an equivalent qualification.

To access our studies by this means, you must do the following:

  1. Apply for a place in the University Pre-registration procedure. Indicate Access Route 2 - Qualified.

6. Change of university and/or official university studies (transfer of transcript).

To access our studies by this means, you must:

  1. Submit the Application for access due to change of university and/or university studies to the CITM Academic Secretary's Office (Application document). You can check the requirements for access by this means via this link.
  2. Apply for a place in the call for University Pre-registration procedure. Indicate Access Route 7 - University entrance examinations with degree course started or Access Route 8 - Advanced vocational training cycle with degree course started.

After you have been awarded a place at our centre, you will have to apply to your home university for an "academic record transfer".

7. Student from a foreign education system.

These students can access the university by different routes depending on the country of origin, the existence of agreements and the situation of residence in Spain.

You will find the detailed information on the website of the Secretaría de Universidades e Investigación de la Generalitat de Cataluña.

Syllabus

Video Game Design and Development

Modular structure

ECTS credits
Basic Training 66
Mathematics 12
Physics 12
Graphic Expression 18
Computing 18
Business 6
Compulsory 138
Design & Entertainment 30
Development 36
Animation & Digital Arts 24
Management & Business 30
Projects *1 18
Elective Training *2 24
Elective Subjects 24
TFG Final Degree Project 12
Total 240

1st Course

Subjects Type Term ECTS credits
Game Industry
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Mathematics
Basic 1st Semester 6
Physics
Basic 1st Semester 6
Programming I
Basic 1st Semester 6
Design Basics
Basic 1st Semester 6
Concept Art
Basic 2nd Semester 6
3D Modeling
Basic 2nd Semester 6
Architecture & Operating Systems
Basic 2nd Semester 6
Programming II
Basic 2nd Semester 6
Project I: Casual Games *1
Compulsory 2nd Semester 6
Total 60

2nd Course

Subjects Type Term ECTS credits
Game Design I
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Interaction & Interface Design
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Mathematics II
Basic 1st Semester 6
Physics II
Basic 1st Semester 6
Game Development
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Audiovisual Narrative
Compulsory 2nd Semester 6
2D Animation
Compulsory 2nd Semester 6
3D Scenaries
Compulsory 2nd Semester 6
Business environment
Basic 2nd Semester 6
Project II: 2D Game *1
Compulsory 2nd Semester 6
Total 60

3rd Course

Subjects Type Term ECTS credits
Game Design II
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
3D Animation
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Artificial Intelligence
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Game Engines
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
MCTile Devices
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Augmented Reality
Compulsory 2nd Semester 6
Gamification
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Digital Audio
Compulsory 2nd Semester 6
Marketing and Digital Distribution
Compulsory 2nd Semester 6
Project III: 3D Game *1
Compulsory 2nd Semester 6
Total 60

4th Course

Subjects Type Term ECTS credits
Communication & Leadership
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Networks & online games
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Financiation and Business Models
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Data Analysis
Compulsory 1st Semester 6
Elective Subjects *2
Elective 1st & 2nd Semester 24
TFG Final Degree Project (Regulations)
Compulsory 2nd Semester 12
Total 60
Elective Subjects *2 Type Term ECTS credits
Postproduction and Visual Effects
Elective 1st Semester 6
Serious-Games Design
Elective 1st Semester 6
Advanced 3D Modeling and Animation
Elective 1st Semester 6
Advanced Graphics Programming
Elective 2nd Semester 6
Level Design
Elective 2nd Semester 6
Data Visualization
Elective 2nd Semester 6
Narratives for Real-Time
Elective 2nd Semester 6
Fundamentals, Design and Sound Editing
Elective 2nd Semester 6
Animation and Stop Motion
Elective 2nd Semester 6
Generative Art and Processing
Elective 2nd Semester 6
Creative Lab
Elective 2nd Semester 6
Producción Transmedia
Elective 1st Semester 6
In Company Practice
Elective 1st or 2nd Semester 12

*1 By the end of the course, students will have learnt and will be able to prove their knowledge with the practical exercises for each of the course subjects; furthermore students will participate in a group project every year to strengthen and materialise their curriculum. The first year, students will develop casual games, the 2nd year a 2D Game, the 3rd Year a 3D Game and the fourth and final year students will prepare their Bachelor Thesis (TFG) individually.

*2 In the 4th year of the bachelor's degree in Video Game Development and Design, the 24 optional ECTS can be obtained by studying optional subjects in the syllabus or in two blocks: 12 ECTS of external internships and 12 ECTS of optional subjects.

Clarification notice:

The CITM recommends students to follow the normal itinerary of 60 credits per academic year. The curriculum for this degree programme includes the possibility of external practice work (companies, public organizations…) that is considered as an optional subject area for students. As well, it is possible to take these courses in other foreign universities.

Management & Faculty

Name E-mail Type of teaching staff member
Adrián Dorado Garrido adrian.dorado@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Adrián Dorado Garrido

Projects and Professional Experience:

Diseñador de producto y co-fundador de Qualud y Laia Health. Ha participado en proyectos de innovación tecnológica en startups, pymes y multinacionales. Con Expertice en User experience, User interface, serious games y humanización de procesos.

Ha sido docente en el ámbito universitario en el área de videojuegos y multimedia.

Albert García Belerda albert.garcia.belerda@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Albert García Belerda

Degree: Grado oficial en Diseño y Desarrollo de Videojuegos (UPC)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Investigador en la aplicación de narrativas procedimentales en medios transmedia.
Ha trabajado en la creación de contenidos multimedia en plataformas como Unreal Engine y Unity.
Acumula experiencia en la programación de gráficos 3D, conexiones en línea e inteligencia artificial.

Areas of training:

  • Video Game Development
  • Programming
Anna Inetskaya Inetskiy anna.inetskaya@upc.edu UPC professor Mes info
Anna Inetskaya Inetskiy

Degree:

  • Ingeniera Industrial (ETSEIB, UPC)
  • MBA (ESADE)
  • Máster en Consultoría y Asesoramiento de Empresas (EOI, Madrid)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Emprendedora, fundadora y CEO de Giraffa Education S.L.
Directora de Marketing y Ventas en Nostrum, Home Meal Replacement S.A.
Profesora de la ETSEIB (UPC) y profesora visitante de EU Business School, acreditada por Derby University.
Anteriormente, trabajó en empresas de varios sectores, como PwC, Henkel y Oca Global entre otros.
Autora del Libro NEXT STEP y mentora de start-ups.

Anna Solanas Santacana anna.solanas@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Anna Solanas Santacana

Degree: Graduado Superior en Cine y Medios Audiovisuales (título propio) UB-ESCAC

Projects and Professional Experience:

En 2001 rodó (junto con Marc Riba) como proyecto de final de carrera "El negro es el color de los dioses" que se convirtió en el primer cortometraje realizado por ambos y que marcó el inicio de una col· ción que ahora cumple 20 años.   

Con su propia productora "I+G Stop Motion" (creada en 2004) han producido dieciséis cortometrajes. Los proyectos de "I+G Stop Motion" han participado en más de dos mil festivales de los cinco continentes, recogiendo más de un centenar de premios, entre los que cabe destacar una nominación a los premios Goya, dos Mélies de Plata al Mejor Cortometraje Europeo y un premio Gaudí. 

En marzo de 2013 ocuparon una de las salas del prestigioso Museo da Marioneta de Lisboa exponiendo a todos los protagonistas de sus proyectos. Ha dado conferencias en festivales de animación internacionales: Anim'est de Bucarest (Rumanía), Animated Dreams de Tallin (Estonia), Multfilm de Krasnoyarks (Rusia), monstruo de Lisboa (Portugal), FestAnka de Zilina (Eslovaquia) ... , y ha formado parte de jurados de festivales de animación y cine nacionales e internacionales.

Carla Molins Pitarch carla.molins@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Carla Molins Pitarch

Degree:

  • Bachelor's Degree of Design (ELISAVA / UPF)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Design & Technology MFA (Parsons, The New School, NY)
  • Doctoral researcher Marie Skłodowska-Curie a ChromDesign-ITN, ELISAVA i UPF

Projects and Professional Experience:

Tecnóloga creativa, diseñadora de experiencias e investigadora en comunicación científica. Conceptualizando y desarrollando experiencias interactivas para acercar la complejidad científica a la sociedad.

Docente en ELISAVA, FH Joanneum, UTEC, The New School.

Estancias de investigación en el equipo de exhibiciones de Science Gateway - CERN y en el equipo Tech de Domestic Data Streamers.

Durante su estancia en Nueva York, fue docente en Parsons. Visualización de la información -del programa Strategic Design & Management BBA- y Metodologías de diseño -del Design & Technology MFA. Colaboró ​​con el Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (Washington DC, EE. UU.) y fue investigadora en Brooklyn Research, trabajando en el proyecto Blips and Blobs, que ofrece la posibilidad de visualizar diferentes patrones de crecimiento de Physarum polycephalum, decodificando señales capturadas desde satélites meteorológicos NOAA.
En 2017 colabora con John Sharp y Colleen Macklin en su libro Iterate: Ten Lessons in Design and Failure (2019) conceptualizando los diagramas del libro junto a Tuba Ozkan.

Anteriormente, fue directora de diseño digital en revistas RBA, además de directora de arte y diseñadora motion graphics por múltiples clientes.

Areas of training:

  • TFG Final Degree Project
Carles Sora Domenjó carles.sora@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Carles Sora Domenjó

Projects and Professional Experience:

Director del Centro de la Imagen y la Tecnología Multimedia de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

Investigador colaborador del Grupo de investigación DIGIDOC de la UPF.

Ha sido profesor del Departamento de Comunicación de la UPF hasta 2019 y también ha impartido docencia en la UB, ELISAVA y BAU. Fue, de 2017 a 2019, Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow en el Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) de Estados Unidos de América.

Ha participado en 9 proyectos competitivos de investigación. Publicó su tesis doctoral en UOC Press Comunicación (Temporalidades Digitales, 2016). Ha publicado artículos en revistas indexadas y ha sido revisor de varias revistas académicas nacionales e internacionales, así como de agencias de evaluación de investigación europeas.

Ha presentado su trabajo académico y artístico en diversos foros internacionales como Ciudad de Quebec, París, Buenos Aires (VE), México DF, Bristol (i-Docs), Lisbone, Lugano (ECREA), Boston (MIT) o CCCB (Barcelona).

Ha trabajado en más de 25 proyectos profesionales de artes visuales, teatro y difusión científica. Fue miembro fundador del estudio de proyectos expositivos Touché (2009-2012) y director del programa de posgrado Escena Digital (2010). Fue fundador del programa de incubación Starting Lab y coordinador del Grado en Comunicación Audiovisual de la UPF. Su actividad académica la ha llevado a hacer más de 40 conferencias en varias universidades, congresos y centros culturales, destacando Emerson College (Boston), MIT (Boston) y UPV (Valencia).

Areas of training:

  • Visual Culture
  • Digital Culture
  • Interactive Design
  • Digital Art
  • Digital Narratives
Carlos Monte Salvador carlos.monte@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Carlos Monte Salvador

Degree:

  • Licenciado en Bellas Artes (especialidad Diseño) por la Universitat de Barcelona.
  • Máster Oficial en Cine y Televisión por la Universitat Ramon Llull.
  • Doctor en Comunicación por la Universitat Ramon Llull

Projects and Professional Experience:

Profesor asociado en Centro de la Imagen y la Tecnología Multimedia (UPC).

Profesor asociado en la Facultad de Comunicación y Relaciones Internacionales Blanquerna (URL).

Profesor asociado en la Facultad de Comunicación (UPF y BSM).

Profesor adscrito a la cátedra de TV y Nuevos Medios de la Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba).

Responsable de contenidos en Efímero Films Barcelona.

Consultor independiente en comunicación, especializado en Storytelling Organizacional y Transmedia Storytelling.

Asesor Internacional de las convocatorias oficiales de Nuevos Medios del MinTIC (Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones) y Proimatges, Gobierno de Colombia.

Asesor y Jurado internacional de la convocatoria oficial para Fondo de Fomento Cinematográfico y Audiovisual del ICAU, Gobierno del Uruguay.

Mentor de proyectos transmedia en #NarraElFuturo (Creative Commons Film Fest & New Media de Bogotá, Co.)

Mentor en los talleres de creación de Realidad Virtual y Mixta de Garaje Stories (Cannes XR Challenge, LHXR, Sitges International Film Festival...)

Conferenciante en Congresos Internacionales diversos (Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Kazán, Medellín, París...)

Areas of training:

  • Transmedia production
Carlos Pizarro Bondia carles.pizarro.bondia@upc.edu UPC professor Mes info
CARLOS PIZARRO BONDIA

Projects and Professional Experience:

Su principal actividad investigadora se desarrolla en el campo del diseño óptico en el Centro de Desarrollo de Sensores, Instrumentos y Sistemas de la Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (Terrassa, Barcelona) como investigador titular desde 2003 hasta la actualidad.

Ha participado en varios proyectos de financiación pública y contratos de colaboración con empresas para la transferencia de tecnología.

Ha dirigido 4 doctorados. Tesis, artículos publicados en revistas internacionales y presentado numerosas comunicaciones en congresos internacionales.

Areas of training:

  • Physics
Carolina López Caballero carolina.lopez.caballero@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Carolina López Caballero

Projects and Professional Experience:

Presente:

Directora de Animac, Muestra Internacional de Cine de Animación de Cataluña.

Comisaria de la Sección Oficial Competitiva de Animación de FICG México (Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara, México).

Comisaria invitada en Animario, Festival Internacional de Animación Contemporánea de Madrid.

Anterior:

Directora de Xcèntric, el cine del CCCB. 12 años de temporadas anuales de proyecciones, actividades pedagógicas y publicaciones.

Comisaria de ciclo audiovisual itinerante From Doodles to Pixels, Over 100 Years of Spanish Animation. (AC/E-CCCB). Proyección en el festival de Annecy, el MoMA de NY y 30 sedes internacionales más. Publicación con Cameo.

Comisaria de la exposición Metamorfosis, visiones fantásticas de Starewitch, Švankmajeels Hermanos Quay (CCCB y La Casa Encendida de Madrid).

Realizadora de publicidad en Tesauro SL (Madrid y Barcelona) y Group Films (Barcelona)

Guionista y realizadora independiente TV (TVE, Canal Plus)

Productora creativa y realizadora MTV Music Television en la sede de Miami (USA).

Co-creadora, programadora y coordinadora de la sección oficial Anima't. Sitges. Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Cataluña. 10 años de programas, exposiciones y publicaciones.

Animadora y realizadora independiente

Areas of training:

  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Visual Culture
  • Projects
Cecilio Angulo Bahón cecilio.angulo@upc.edu UPC professor Mes info
Cecilio Angulo Bahón

Projects and Professional Experience:

Subdirector de Investigación. Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas.

Investigación centrada en el desarrollo de sistemas de aprendizaje y cognitivos que permitan ser aplicados en situaciones donde la información es poco estructurada, imprecisa o subjetiva.

Director del GREC Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería del Conocimiento desde el 2014. Director del Máster en Automatic Control and Robotics de la UPC.

Areas of training:

  • Mathematics
Daniel Hurtado Torres daniel.hurtado.torres@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Daniel Hurtado Torres

Projects and Professional Experience:

Investigador en el área del diseño de juegos y serious games aplicados a las Ciencias Sociales, con participación en proyectos competitivos de investigación y publicación de artículos científicos.

Docente universitario y formador de docentes en los ámbitos del diseño de juegos, la narrativa y el diseño de interfaces y experiencia de usuario (UI/UX).

Alterna la docencia con trabajos profesionales como Guionista y Narrative Designer de videojuegos.

Areas of training:

  • Video Game Design
  • Game Design
  • Gamification
  • Virtual reality
  • Digital Narratives
David del Campo Sud david.del.campo@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC
David Fernando Sarabia Jacome david.fernando.sarabia@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
DAVID FERNANDO SARABIA JACOME

Projects and Professional Experience:

Investigador en el grupo de Mobile Wireless Internet - Internet of Things (IoT) de la fundación i2CAT.
Ha trabajado en varios proyectos de investigación Horizonte 2020 relacionados con IoT.

Areas of training:

  • Video Systems
David Font Moragas david.font.moragas@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
David Font Moragas

Projects and Professional Experience:

Video game programmer, audio specialist. Development of sound systems for GameBoy Advance, Super Fighter Team. Composer and developer for Freak Frog: Yume and The Legend of the Dragon.

Founder of Synchrnzr A.M. & A.R. Sound systems: Digital Legends - One Sequel (International Mobile Gaming Award for best technology), Dance Fabulous, Kroll.

Effects and dialogue specialist at Kukoo Kitchen (ArtFutura award). Composer for MMA ProFighter and Millionaire City.

David Sánchez Carreras david.sanchez-carreras@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
David Sánchez Carreras

Degree: Graduate in Multimedia (CITM/UPC)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Lecturer specialising in dynamic web programming, databases and web applications.

International Mobility Area Coordinator.

Areas of training:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Projects
  • Dynamic web programming and Databases
  • Latest Generation Web Applications
  • TFG Final Degree Project
Edison Jair Bejarano Sepulveda edison.bejarano@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Edison Jair Bejarano Sepulveda

Degree:

  • Graduate in Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Master in Artificial Intelligence.

Projects and Professional Experience:

Edison has co-authored two published papers on aircraft structural health monitoring and maintenance. He has worked as a Data Analyst and Researcher at Homecenter - Andiseg, where he developed machine learning models, generated visualizations and predictive models, and built applications. Edison is a member of the research group Semillero de Investigación at Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores-Colombia, where he created and leads an AI group in the aeronautical world. He is also part of the HuPBA research group at the University of Barcelona as a Deep learning researcher, where he has analyzed and implemented works on identification, object and action tracking, with self-supervised learning. In addition, Edison has worked at Lernmi as AI Engineer, where he develops and plans product research and performs technology transfer of new implementations.

Elisabet Fonts Gonzalez elisabet.fonts@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Elisabet Fonts González

Degree:

  • Degree Holder in Audiovisual Communication (UVIC)
  • Doctoral student PhD in the field of science and new technologies

Projects and Professional Experience:

Lecturer at ENTI-UB, UVIC, Teknós and UPC.

CEO at Applicamos

Designer of characters and application environments for: Nació Digital, Play Creatividad, Clipouneds, UVIC, Gotika group and Play Attitude.

3D animator for a short film directed by Anthony Wong for Pixar/Disney.

Areas of training:

  • 3D Animation
Eulalia Febrer Coll eulalia.febrer@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
EULALIA FEBRER COLL

Degree:

  • Grado Profesional en la Especialidad de Guitarra Clásica
  • Titulación Superior en Etnomusicología
  • Máster en Música como Arte Interdisiplinario
  • Doctora en Música Popular

Projects and Professional Experience:

Profesora en el Conservatorio Superior de Música de las Islas Baleares, en la especialidad de musicología.
Profesora en la Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), por los másteres de Gestión y producción de eventos culturales, Pedagogía Musical e Investigación musical.
Directora de proyecto en eDojo SL. Impulsora de proyectos como GameSound, All Stars Arena o eFeminism. Colaboración con el Clúster Audiovisual de Cataluña e INDESCAT en eventos presenciales y online.
Cofundadora y coordinadora del Grupo de Investigación Musicológica de Menorca (Instituto Menorquín de Estudios) y del Laboratorio de Investigación Musical en Barcelona. Colaboración con Deporte Talento Canarias.

Fernando Barroso Címbora fernando.barroso@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Francesc Vilanova Rossell francesc.vilanova@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Francesc Vilanova Rossell

Degree: Máster en Diseño y Producción por la Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

Projects and Professional Experience:

Emprendedor reincidente y Product Leader con más de 20 años de experiencia en start-ups (Sam, Zinkia, Pyro Studios), scale-ups (Stubhub, PuppySpot, Digital Fuel Capital) y multinacionales (FlightCentre Travel Group).

Actualmente, cofundador de Agent Studio, una agencia de desarrollo enfocada a aplicar en entornos reales la inteligencia artificial generativa.

Mentor en product discovery, tanto en proyectos universitarios como por otras empresas. . Máster en Diseño y Producción por la Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

Francisco Javier Ruiz Carrasco francisco.javier.ruiz.carrasco@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Francisco Javier Ruiz Carrasco

Projects and Professional Experience:

Creador de contenidos audiovisuales en e-oncología (Institut Català d'Oncologia).
Animador 2D en proyectos de divulgación científica y de salud pública.
Ha sido docente de dibujo en el ámbito universitario (Universidad de Sevilla).

Areas of training:

  • 2D Animation
Gerard Escudero Bakx escudero@cs.upc.edu UPC professor
Ina Irina Ghită ina.ghita@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Ina Irina Ghită

Projects and Professional Experience:

Actualmente, es miembro del grupo Theory and History of Education International Research Group.

Acumula una experiencia de más de 15 años en empresas multinacionales (WebPros, Grupo Intercom, Vistaprint, Odigeo) de los sectores de ingeniería de sistemas, ingeniería de software, educación digital, industria gráfica.

Irene Sola Muñoz irene.sola.munoz@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
IRENE SOLA MUÑOZ

Degree:

  • Graduada en Ingeniería Multimedia por la Universitat Ramon Llull (URL)
  • Máster en User Experience por la Universitat Ramon Llull (URL)
  • Global Management Programme per IESE Business School-Universidad de Navarra & Universitad Telefónica

Projects and Professional Experience:

Actualmente, es consultora senior UX Designer en la agencia Fail Fast, trabajando para empresas internacionales, mayoritariamente en proyectos del sector industrial como especialista, creando y gestionando el HMI de diferentes productos.

Anteriormente, ha trabajado como consultora senior de ingeniera de sistemas HMI en Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A y en SEAT/Cupra, siendo responsable de la mejora de la experiencia de usuario de los sistemas de infoentretenimiento.

Jesús Alonso Alonso jesus.alonso-alonso@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Jesús Alonso Alonso

Projects and Professional Experience:

Responsable del Área de Videojuegos, UPC. Director del Máster en Diseño y Creación de Videojuegos y del Máster en Mobile Business & Apps Design, UPC School.

Más de 20 años de experiencia como desarrollador de videojuegos y 12 años de experiencia docente universitaria en el área de videojuegos.

Áreas de expertise:

Industria y Desarrollo de Videojuegos. Computación Gráfica. Innovación Tecnológica y Emprendimiento.

Areas of training:

  • Games Industry
  • Projects I, II, and III
Joan Arnedo Moreno joan.arnedo@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Joan Arnedo Moreno

Projects and Professional Experience:

Profesor agregado del Departamento de Estudios de Informática, Multimedia y Telecomunicaciones de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya desde el año 2004, donde ocupa el cargo de director académico del Msc. en Diseño y Programación de Videojuegos. Investigador visitante en el Fukuoka Institute of Technology (福岡工業大学) y miembro del grupo de investigación GAME, donde se centra en el estudio de los juegos y el juego en contextos no de entretenimiento para una mejor participación e implicación de los usuarios, principalmente en la educación.

Ha publicado más de 60 artículos científicos, varios en revistas de alto impacto indexadas en ISI y ha actuado como co-chair general de diversos eventos académicos internacionales, como las sucesivas ediciones del simposio GamiLearn, o la edición 2019 de la conferencia ACM CHI PLAY. Creador y coordinador del MOOC “Introducción a la gamificación a través de casos prácticos” en la plataforma MiriadaX. Jurado del concurso de emprendedores SpinUOC. Coleccionista de viejas consolas y de todos los videojuegos de la saga Zelda (sí, incluidos los de Phillips CD-i).

Areas of training:

  • Gamification
Joan Francesc Bañó Maldonado joan.francesc.bano@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Jordi-Ysard Puigbò Llobet Collaborating professor
José Díaz Iriberri jose.diaz-iriberri@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Jose Díaz Iriberri

Projects and Professional Experience:

Actualmente, se dedica a la investigación en el campo de la informática gráfica y es profesor agregado en la Universidad de Vic. También colabora como docente en varios posgrados de la UPC School.

Ha sido investigador postdoctoral del programa de becas Marie Curie de la Comisión Europea en el grupo de Visual Computing del CRS4 (Italia).

Su investigación se centra en la visualización de datos científicos, la computación paralela y la programación de GPUs, así como en el diseño de aplicaciones en entornos de realidad virtual y aumentada.

Áreas de expertise:

  • Programación
  • Realidad Aumentada

Areas of training:

  • Programming
José Luis Eguia Gómez eguia@ege.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
José Luis Eguia Gómez

Degree:

  • Degree Holder in Fine Arts (UB)
  • Doctor of Digital Interactive Communication (University of Valencia)

Projects and Professional Experience:

CEO at Digital Work Force.

Researcher in Video games and gamification of education. Project Engineering and Construction Dept., UPC. Member of the Digital Games Research Association (DIGRA). Member of the GIE-UPC Research Group.

He has published books on gamification and graphic design and articles in academic journals, and gives international lectures on new information and communication technologies.

Areas of training:

  • Foundations of Design
  • Graphic Design
José María Cabello Bàrzanas jose.maria.cabello@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Josep Serrano Recuero josep.serrano.recuero@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Juan Carlos García Pascual juan.carlos.garcia-pascual@upc.edu UPC professor Mes info
Juan Carlos García Pascual

Degree:

  • Degree Holder in Political Science and Sociology (UAB)
  • Doctor of Business Organisation (UPC)

Projects and Professional Experience:

A lecturer at the Computer Architecture Department of the UPC-BarcelonaTech since 2002.

He has worked with the most important digital post-production companies of Barcelona in distributed rendering projects and custom applications.

Areas of training:

  • Business
Juan José Costa Prats jcosta@ac.upc.edu UPC professor Mes info
Juan Jose Costa Prats

Degree:

  • Technical Systems Engineer (UPC)
  • Doctor of Computer Architecture (UPC)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Lecturer in the Computer Architecture Department.

Lecturer and Researcher on Operating Systems. His research focuses on distributed shared memories (DSM) using software and the optimisation of application performance in this environment. He has published several articles in JCR-indexed journals and at prestigious conferences.

Areas of training:

  • Architecture and operating systems
Julian Francisco Cayero Becerra julen.cayero@upc.edu UPC professor Mes info
Julen Cayero Becerra

Degree: Advanced Aeronautical Engineering (UPC)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Specialisation in aircraft design and automatic control in the aerospace sector.

Areas of training:

  • Mathematics
Lasse Löpfe lasse.lopfe@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Lasse Loepfe

Degree: Doctor in Environmental Sciences (UAB)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Professional career:

2010 - 2014: Post-Doc Research fellow UPC, UCIII, CREAF
2015 - 2016: CTO, GKT Studios
2017- 2018: CTO, DefyU Technologies
2014 - Present: Freelance game designer

Projects:

Danger Room: https://store.steampowered.com/app/852250/Danger_Room_VR/

Janken Cards: https://store.steampowered.com/app/527210/Janken_Cards/

DefyU: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.DefyUTechnologies.DefyU

Areas of training:

  • Programming Virtual Environments
  • Game Design
  • Data Analysis
Marc Galvez Llorens marc.galvez.llorens@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Marc Pavon Llop marc.pavon@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Marc Ripoll Tarré marc.ripoll.tarre@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Marc Ripoll Tarré

Degree:

  • Graduate in Multimedia Design and Animation
  • Master’s Degree in 3D Design (Media Arte Institute)
  • Graphic Design and Illustration (Escola Joso)

Projects and Professional Experience:

CEO and Lead Artist at The Game Forger.

Lecturer in 3D design and video games at BAU and ETSEIB and on the UPC School master's degree course in Video Game Design and Creation.

Coordinator of video game development courses at TEC in Monterrey, Mexico.

Áreas de expertise:

3D animation

Game design

Areas of training:

  • Programming Virtual Environments
Mariona Borrull Zapata mariona.borrull@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Marta Fernández Ruiz marta.fernandez.ruiz@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Marta Fernández Ruiz

Projects and Professional Experience:

Investigadora en el área de los Game Studies con interés en la experiencia de usuario y la intersección entre las humanidades y la tecnología.

Ha sido docente en el ámbito universitario y en el de formación profesional en el área de videojuegos, medios interactivos y narrativa transmedia.

Ha trabajado en la creación y edición de contenidos multimedia, en la implementación de interfaces de usuario y en la gestión de proyectos orientados a la formación deportiva.

En 2014 co-fundó Labhipermedia, spin off de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Ha publicado en revistas nacionales e internacionales como Icono 14, Brumal, Teknokultura, Computers and Education y Education and Information Technologies.

Areas of training:

  • Audiovisual Narrative
  • Transmedia production
Miquel Suau González miquel.suau@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Miquel Sureda Anfres miquel.sureda@upc.edu UPC professor Mes info
Miquel Sureda Anfres

Degree:

  • Aeronautical Engineering (UPM)
  • Doctor of Mechanical Engineering, Fluids and Aeronautics (UPC)
  • Master of Science - MSc (Imperial College London)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at the ESEIAAT (UPC).

Co-ordinator of the master's degree in Space and Aeronautical Engineering.

Research in space technology applied to low orbits.

Areas of training:

  • Physics
Mónica Martín Mínguez monica.martin.minguez@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Mónica Martín Mínguez

Projects and Professional Experience:

Empezó su experiencia como docente en 2009 haciendo un voluntariado de clases de informática durante tres años.

Mientras estudiaba en la universidad, realizó distintos Workshops de Blender en el Mercado de la Tecnología.

Desde 2017 ha sido docente de diseño y desarrollo de videojuegos con Unity en diferentes centros de Ciclo Formativo de Grado Superior y Medio.

En el ámbito personal siempre participa en las diferentes Game Jams que se celebran tanto en Barcelona como online.

Neus Soler Labajos neus.soler@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Neus Soler Labajos

Projects and Professional Experience:

Consultora especializada en marketing digital (2013-actualidad).

Miembro del grupo de investigación interdisciplinaria sobre las TIC, i2TIC, y autora de diversas publicaciones sobre marketing (2013-actualidad).

Formadora y docente universitaria y empresarial: UOC, IQS, CITM-UPC, ENTI-UB, CETT-UB (2006-actualidad).

Directora Comercial y de Marketing en Glame, SA, agencia comercial en España de varios fabricantes europeos de productos de moda íntima, complementos de vestir, ropa y prendas de bebé, y productos textiles para el hogar (1994-2013).

Responsable de Relaciones Internacionales en Camins Technologies, S.A., actualmente InterCath BioMedical Software & Technologies, centro de investigación e implementación de tecnologías y soluciones biomédicas (1991-1993).

Adjunta a la Dirección Técnica en la empresa de servicios de telemarketing Promofon, S.A. (1987-1991).

Áreas de expertise:

Emprendimiento

Marketing

Investigación de mercados

Comportamiento del consumidor

Noemí Blanch de la Cueva noemi.blanch@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Noemí Blanch de la Cueva

Projects and Professional Experience:

Consultoría de proyectos de gamificación y serious games en diferentes ámbitos: participación ciudadana, reciclaje, liderazgo, emprendimiento y educación, entre otros.

Áreas de expertise:

El poder del juego

Gamificación

Serious games

Género y habilidades

Areas of training:

  • Gamification
Núria Riba Roqué nuria.riba@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Pablo Fernández Duran pau.fernandez@upc.edu UPC professor Mes info
Pau Fernández Duran

Degree: Telecommunications Engineer (UPC)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Creator of Minidosis.org.

Researcher in Artificial Intelligence.

Areas of training:

  • Programming Virtual Environments
  • Applied Multimedia Technologies
Pau Sánchez Penella pau.sanchez.penella@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Paula Martín López paula.martin.lopez@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Pedro Omedas Morera pedro.omedas@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Pere Torrents Poblador pere.torrents@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Pere Torrents Poblador

Degree: Degree Holder in Economics (UB)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Extensive experience in the online and mobile video games industry.

Marketing executive in projects and innovative companies including Zonejeux, Gaelco Mobiles, PlayerX and Softonic.

Currently heads Gamebcn, a project by Incubio, the Government of Catalonia and Caixa Capital Risc.

Áreas de expertise:

Marketing

Project Finance

Business Development

Areas of training:

  • Business
Ramon Mateo Navarro ramon.mateo@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Raúl Villalba Palacin raul.villalba.palacin@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Romà Patricio Castillo roma.patricio@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Salvador Bolarin Molina salvador.bolarin@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Salvador Bolarin Molina

Projects and Professional Experience:

Director of The Velocity dot Art, a post-production studio specialising in advanced retouching, CGI and special effects.

Areas of training:

  • Postproduction and visual effects
Sergi Abadal Cavallé abadal@ac.upc.edu UPC professor
Soraya Martinez Muñoz Collaborating professor
Tomás Grau de Pablos tomas.grau.de.pablos@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Vicente Villalba Palacin vicente.villalba.palacin@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Vicente Villalba Palacin

Degree:

  • Degree in Marketing (Escola Universitària Mediterrani)
  • Master in Advertising Strategy and Creativity (Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull)
  • Master in Self-Leadership and Group Leadership (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • PhD in Communication (Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Advertising account manager, social media strategy manager, content manager, university lecturer and researcher at Blanquerna-URL.

Áreas de expertise:

Social media

Communication, group management and leadership

Influencers

Content

P&R

Areas of training:

  • Communication and leadership
Xavier Manzanares Gonzalez xavier.manzanares@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor

Career opportunities

Upon completing the degree you will be able to develop different videogame projects individually and in a group, you will have learnt a large array of knowledge on the industry and you will know the keys to entrepreneurship, as well as the financial and monetisation systems in the industry, by actively participating in the companies participating.

After your training, you may decide to pursue a professional career as a:

  • Expert in the development of video games and interactive virtual environments.
  • Expert in programming narrative experiences in real time.
  • Apps programmer.
  • Video game designer.
  • Video game producer.
  • Technical artist.
  • 3D artist.
  • 2D and 3D video game and digital content animator.
  • Video game data analyst.
  • Quality control, testing and balance.
  • Gamification consultant.

Entities and Collaborating Companies

Testimonial & videos

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Testimonial

At the Image Processing and Multimedia Technology Center, I gained knowledge in video game development based on a theoretical and practical approach. Programming, the major area covered on the degree course, has become my profession. I would highlight the experience of creating my own video game engine and using it to develop a game. A lecturer encouraged me to apply for the King Women in Games grant in the third year, and I was one of the people selected to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and to do an internship as a programmer at the King studio in Barcelona.
Sandra Álvarez García, graduate in Video Game Design and Development
Testimonial
During the bachelor's degree course I learned about game design, 2D and 3D animation and programming, which ended up becoming my passion. The project-based learning in combination with a great deal of working independently gave me the habits, attitudes and methodologies to become a better video game developer. In the fourth year of my bachelor's degree course, I did a placement at SEAT through the Image Processing and Multimedia Technology Center job exchange, and I subsequently found a job there. From there, I moved to Ubisoft Barcelona with an internship contract.
Marc Pagès Francesch, graduate in Video Game Design and Developmen
Testimonial

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Saló de l'Ensenyament 2019
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Barcelona Games World 2017
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