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Games Programming at SAE Institute Wien

Learning programming - holistically and with a focus on game development. The Games Programming degree program is not just about writing code. It involves extensive thinking, rethinking and thinking ahead. Complex tasks must be able to be executed in real time. This is both challenging and rewarding. Practical experience in game development is joined by the theoretical expertise to be able to program video games.

What do you learn at SAE Institute?


You will not only learn the theoretical basics of game programming, but you will be able to apply them right away and program your own game. Our focus is on your own personal development and the ability to contribute to a team. Through interdisciplinary group projects, you will learn common workflows in the media and games industry, which will help you in your future professional life.

For whom is the Games Programming department suitable?

The Games Programming program is aimed at creative people who already enjoy programming or would like to learn how to program. The degree is the best preparation for a career in programming gameplay, physics and artificial intelligence. This means that nothing stands in the way of programming mobile games, video games, 3D games and augmented and virtual reality apps.

Professional­prospects­ for games­developers


The ever-growing games industry offers prospects of a varied and revolutionary innovative professional life for more and more game developers. The Games Programming degree program is your opportunity to learn all the steps of professional game development.

The degree at SAE prepares you to work as a game programmer in the areas of conception, modeling, texturing, animation and rendering. In addition, experienced programmers are in high demand in advertising, architecture, and medicine.
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Structure of our Games programming curriculum

Our Games Programming curriculum is composed of the following modules:

Game-Development Basics


Game Mechanics


Advanced Game Development


Game Dynamics


Projekt & Workflow


Teamwork


Marketing


Research & Development

A detailed description of the individual modules, including their main topics, is available in our brochure.

Learning and studying
at SAE Institute Wien


In March and September, you can start your vocational training or your studies with us. You have the same opportunities to learn and study with us in all our departments:

Professional Qualification – Diploma

In 18 months, the SAE Diploma lays the foundation for your professional entry into the creative industries. A high proportion of practical work enables a sound knowledge of the subject, and many practical applications train your own technical skills at an early stage. Accordingly, this makes the SAE Diploma a technical vocational training with strong industry relevance, flexible time management and a high degree of self-determination

For those who focus on a comprehensive and meaningful portfolio, the newly introduced Advanced Diploma is a very good addition. In addition to an interdisciplinary or cross-semester project as part of a team, this learning section also examines the aspects that are involved in such projects. In this way, you develop a broader view of work processes and interrelationships, while at the same time deepening your technical skills. As a result, you add value to your diploma.

Academic Degree – Bachelor

The study regulations provide for two course parts, the prestigious and industry-recognized Diploma, and an undergraduate part, where additional skills are learned and areas such as creative industry processes, project management, copyright and special techniques are covered. The program culminates in an internationally recognized BA/BSc (Hons), validated by the University of Hertfordshire in London. The standard period of study for the BA/BSc (Hons) including the Diploma is 36 months.

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For information on the prices of our educational offerings and a detailed study structure, please refer to our online brochure.
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