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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 2021-2022: 7.170
Pre-registration code: 31074
University pre-registration

The studies providing 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. University entrance tests for candidates over 25 years old.

To access our studies by this means, you must:

  1. Pass the university entrance test for candidates over 25 years old.
  2. Apply for a place in the call for University Preregistration. Indicate Access Route - Over 25 years old.

3. 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.

4. 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".

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:

6. Students with foreign studies.

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.

7. 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.

Syllabus

Bachelor's degree in 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 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
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
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
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 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 Collaborating professor
Alejandro París Gómez alejandro.paris@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Anna Solanas Santacana anna.solanas@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Beatriz Martínez Navarro beatriz.martinez@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Beatriz Martínez Navarro

Degree:

  • Graduate in Photography and Digital Creation (CITM/UPC)
  • Master’s Degree in Photonics (UPC)
  • Doctoral student in Image Quality

Projects and Professional Experience:

Researcher working on video image quality measurement systems.

External work placement and degree final project coordinator at the CITM. Image Quality Laboratory.

Areas of training:

  • Audiovisual Communication
  • Image Structure and Lighting
  • 3D Scenarios
  • TFG Final Degree Project
  • Lighting
Borja Meléndez Barrero borja.melendez@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Carlos Monte Salvador carlos.monte@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Carolina López Caballero carolina.lopez.caballero@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC 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 Castaño Estrella daniel.castano.estrella@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Daniel Castaño

Degree: Graduate Degree in Video Game Design and Development (University Camilo José Cela)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Game designer, level designer and programmer at Lince Works: Aragami, Aragami VR, Unnanounced project. (2018).

UI/UX designer and VR programmer at Gravient: projects for SEAT, Volkswagen, etc. (2016-2018).

Level designer BIG: Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days. (2016)

Areas of training:

  • Projects
  • Video Game Design
David de la Torre Sangrà david.de.la.torre.sangra@upc.edu UPC professor
David del Campo Sud david.del.campo@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
David Fernando Sarabia Jacome david.fernando.sarabia@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
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
Elisabet Fonts Gonzalez elisabet.fonts@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor 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
Francisco Javier Ruiz Carrasco francisco.javier.ruiz.carrasco@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Gerard Escudero Bakx escudero@cs.upc.edu UPC professor
Ignacio Sabino García-Noblejas López ignacio.sabino.garcia-noblejas@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Ina Irina Ghită ina.ghita@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Ismael Navales Farreras ismael.navales@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Jaume Duran Castells jaume.duran.castells@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Javier Gutiérrez González javier.gutierrez.gonzalez@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Jesús Alonso Alonso jalonso@lsi.upc.edu UPC professor 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
Jordi-Ysard Puigbò Llobet jordi-ysard.puigbo@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
José Luis Eguia Gómez eguia@ege.upc.edu UPC professor 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
Josep Torelló Oliver josep.torello@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Josep Torelló Oliver

Degree:

  • Graduate in Audiovisual Communication (UB)
  • Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Education of the Arts (UB)
  • Doctor of Audiovisual Communication

Projects and Professional Experience:

Postdoctoral Research at St. Petersburg State University (Russian Federation).

Member of the Interactive Media Laboratory consolidated inter-university Research Group recognised by the Government of Catalonia (2014 SGR 604).

Head of UPC Arts.

Areas of training:

  • Projects
  • Audiovisual Communication
  • History of Art
  • Audiovisual Narrative
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
Juan José Pons López juan.jose.pons@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
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
Julian Pfeifle julian.pfeifle@upc.edu UPC professor
Lasse Löpfe lasse.lopfe@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor 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 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
Marc Torres Jiménez marc.torres.jimenez@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Marcel Bilurbina Camps marcel.bilurbina@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Maria Luisa Rodriguez Sarmiento Collaborating professor
Maria Pagès Rovira maria.pages@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Maria Pagès Rovira

Degree:

  • Degree in Audiovisual Communication (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • PhD in Animation (BAU-Universitat de Vic-UCC)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Tras licenciarse en Comunicación Audiovisual y haber disfrutado de una beca en los Maine Media Workshops and College Filmmaking (USA), comienza a trabajar en animación para Fílmax en El Cid: La Leyenda (2003). Ha colaborado con la Filmoteca de Catalunya para la restauración del film de animación Érase una vez… (1950).

Su trabajo de investigación sobre el cine de animación le ha llevado a publicar en varios libros y revistas científicas, así como a participar en foros de animación española. Ha organizado dos foros de animación con la Dra. Teresa Martínez y ha coordinado la publicación Mujeres y animación: la industria desde los márgenes (Quaderns Bau, 2016).

Como ilustradora, publica a menudo para SdEdicions. Becada por Dones Visuals (2020), actualmente trabaja en un proyecto de investigación para hacer un documental animado sobre la animadora Pepita Pardell y un trabajo sobre actrices cómicas secundarias como Mary Santpere.

Áreas de expertise:

Cine español.

Cine de animación.

Animación tradicional/2D.

Perspectiva de género.

Actrices y comedia durante el franquismo.

Areas of training:

  • Projects
  • 2D Animation
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
Mónica Martín Mínguez monica.martin.minguez@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Neus Soler Labajos neus.soler@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Noemí Blanch de la Cueva noemi.blanch@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor 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
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 Sangüesa Sole ramon.sanguesa.i@upc.edu UPC professor
Rodrigo Pizarro Lozano rodrigo.pizarro@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Romà Patricio Castillo roma.patricio@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor
Rubén Ajenjo Rodríguez ruben.ajenjo@citm.upc.edu Collaborating professor Mes info
Rubén Ajenjo Rodríguez

Degree:

  • Graduate in Computer Engineering (UPC)
  • Master's degree in Advanced Programming for AAA Video Games (UPC School)

Projects and Professional Experience:

Gameplay programmer at Alkimia Interactive

Areas of training:

  • Game engines
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
Sofia Seinfeld Tarafa sofia.seinfeld@citm.upc.edu Profesorado CITM-UPC Mes info
Sofía Seinfeld Tarafa

Projects and Professional Experience:

Experta en aplicaciones de realidad virtual, interacción humano-ordenador, psicología y neurociencia.

Doctorada en el Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) i Event Lab (UB), investiga el uso de la realidad virtual para disminuir actitudes racistas, mejorar la empatía en maltratadores y también para mejorar el tratamiento de fobias.

Durante sus estudios de doctorado, realiza una estancia pre-doctoral en la Universidad de Maastricht (Holanda) con el fin de utilizar técnicas de neuroimagen para comprender mejor el impacto de la realidad virtual en el cerebro. Posteriormente, lleva a cabo una estancia postdoctoral de casi 3 años en la Universidad de Bayreuth (Baviera, Alemania), donde se centra en aplicar conocimientos de las ciencias cognitivas para mejorar el diseño de interfaces como la realidad virtual o también para el desarrollo de nuevas interfaces basadas en levitación por ultrasonidos para crear contenidos digitales que se pueden ver, escuchar y tocar. Ha trabajado en diversos proyectos de investigación financiados por la Unión Europea como Levitate y VERE.

Ha publicado varios artículos científicos en revistas internacionales de alto impacto, centrados en la realidad virtual y en el campo de la interacción humano-ordenador. Ver resumen de estas publicaciones.

Áreas de expertise:

Desarrollo de aplicaciones interactivas, realidad virtual, interacción humano-ordenador y diseño de aplicaciones que utilizan la tecnología para mejorar la calidad de vida de las personas (salud y educación).

Areas of training:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Virtual reality
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:

  • Video game development expert.
  • Expert in programming interactive graphic applications in real time.
  • Apps programmer.
  • Video game designer.
  • Video game producer.
  • Technical artist.
  • 3D designer.
  • 2D and 3D video game and digital content animator.
  • Video game data analyst.
  • Quality control, testing and balance.
  • Gamification consultant.

Collaborators

Videos

Estudia el grado en Diseño y Desarrollo de Videojuegos en el CITM
ENTER at the UPC: Design and Multimedia Technology
Inaugural Lesson of CITM Studies (academic year 2020-2021): "The Future of Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction"
Jornada XR Education
Saló de l'Ensenyament 2019
Saló de l'Ensenyament 2018
Acto de Graduación del CITM 2018
Barcelona Games World 2017
Winter CITMFest 2017
Saló de l'Ensenyament 2017

Students' work

Post-Apocalyptic Barcelona
Post-Apocalyptic Barcelona
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Antro
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Unbreakable Warrior
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Dynamic
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Arte Conceptual
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Corbs
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Large
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Magic VR
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Toad Exam
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BeEngine: 2D Game Engine
BeEngine: 2D Game Engine
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Power Chase
Power Chase
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