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    A state-of-the-art, yet accessible, English-taught Bachelor’s degree.

    Digital Arts & Entertainment (DAE) is a state-of-the-art, yet accessible, English-taught Bachelor’s degree. Fully accredited, 3 years, amounting to 180 ECTS credits. DAE is taught at Howest, a modern and unconventional university of applied sciences, situated in a small but beautiful historic city in Flanders, Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe. At DAE you can choose between 4 study majors: Game Development, Game Graphics Production, Independent Game Production or 3D Production & VFX. It is an industry-approved and award-winning curriculum, with alumni in leading companies and studios all over the world, such as Blizzard, Bungie, Ubisoft, DICE, Rocksteady, Guerrilla Games, Larian, Unity, Studio Gobo, Sumo Digital, ILM, MPC, DNeg and many more.

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    • Founded
      2006
    • Students
      501-1000
    • Staff
      11-50
    • Type
      Public
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    • Kristel Balcaen
      January 22, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      Great atmosphere and a group of very dedicated lecturers. It’s very hard work, though, if you want to succeed!

    • Pieter Pauwels
      January 23, 2019 at 11:02 am

      Great school. The teachers are friendly and really want you to succeed. most teachers I’ve had, especially after the first year, know their students by name. very welcoming to international students as well.

    • dudichmaxim
      January 23, 2019 at 11:14 am

      One of the best places to learn game dev in Europe (and maybe in the world). If you like suffering from rigorous courses and be in a fun community, that’s the place for you.

    • hannes.sap
      January 23, 2019 at 11:38 am

      A great school that offers you a wide variety of skills. It’s intense and very demanding but ultimately very rewarding. The combination of both creative and technical courses will definitely benefit you and your career later on.

    • ward.k.huysmans
      January 23, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      Great atmosphere in the classes and between the courses. The courses are very demanding but also very rearding. the teachers are very accessible and want you to succeed or at the very least try your best.
      A great school with a great atmosphere!!

    • maximvandaele
      January 23, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      It’s definitely a school where you need to work a lot and where bad time management can get you a few all-nighters, but most people at DAE, lecturers as well as students, are very hard working and dedicated. This is probably one of the more nerdy schools out there as well

    • Brian Cox
      January 24, 2019 at 12:37 am

      This university has changed my life.

      What I learned:
      3D modelling, programming, working on team projects and many other essential game development skills.

      What it costed:
      Nearly free education (for Belgians), only investment was time and hard work.

      What it resulted in:
      Having worked on nearly 10 AAA games in over 4 studios in under 6 years of graduation. (http://www.briancox.be)

      Studying Digital Arts & Entertainment was one of the best decisions of my life.

    • yinuochen0522
      January 24, 2019 at 10:44 am

      Very skilled and knowledgable teachers, the workload is really not too bad if you study a couple of hours each day.

    • veerle.zandstra
      January 24, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      I’m a first year student here and I can say that goign to this school was a great dicision! The atmosphere and community is amazing and the teachers are very skilled in the subjects they teach. I graduated from an art university before coming to DAE, and basically: I learned more at DAE in one semester than I did in 4 years at art uni!
      To succeed at this school though, you’ll need a great amount of dedication as the homework and exams are very tough! But anyone who loves games and art, and really wants to make games, will feel right at home here 🙂

    • mvn882
      January 24, 2019 at 9:33 pm

      Good mix of technical and artistical subjects. The international classes have a great sense of community.
      Going to this school won’t automatically make you a great artist or programmer but it gives you the tools you need to grow and become one if you’re willing to work hard for it.

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