Studiengang Details

International Game Production, M.A. (Vollzeit)

Fact sheet

Master, Master of Arts (M.A.)

Taught language


Program Emphasis
Business Development, Design, Games Management, Informatik

Course options
Full-time study

Berlin, Köln, München


Contact person
Allgemeine Studienberatung
On the Master’s program in International Game Production (M.A.), you will acquire the know-how you need for a successful career as a producer. You will build on the creative, artistic, and technical skills you gained during your Bachelor’s studies and expand them with comprehensive business competencies. You will also develop your intercultural and language skills, have the opportunity to complete an internship, and tailor your studies to your career goals.

During the Master’s program in International Game Production (M.A.), you will explore a variety of important topics and significantly expand your knowledge and skills. The thematic fields you will focus on include:

  • Management Essentials in a Global Context: You will learn more about economic processes and frameworks and interpret them internationally.
  • Game Production & Management: You will gain important knowledge of international media production, relating to games in particular. You will learn how to analyze the international media market and discover current trends at an early stage, and you will gain a deep understanding of different distribution strategies. You will also focus intensively on the project management of games, take a look at various legal frameworks, and apply your knowledge and skills in two practical projects.
  • Intercultural & Language Skills: If you have no German language skills, you will take curricular German courses in the first and second semesters. If you already have German language skills, you will take the Intercultural Competence module and learn a foreign language other than English.
  • Research Methods & Empirical Skills: You will learn more about different research methods and how to use them for business-related decisions.

Requirements / Application

Bachelor´s degree: You must have completed a Bachelor’s study program with at least 180 credit points.

Subject-specific admission requierement: You must have completed your Bachelor’s degree in the fields of games, art design, or computer science. You do not need to have earned credit points in a business- or economic-related subject. On the contrary, you can have gained a maximum of 60 credit points in business or economics in your Bachelor’s degree.

Language skills: Your English language skills must be equivalent to Level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

You haven’t completed your Bachelor’s degree yet? At Hochschule Fresenius, you can start your Master’s program and finish your Bachelor’s program at the same time, provided you have attained at least 80 percent of the credit points by the time of enrollment. In addition, Bachelor’s students at Hochschule Fresenius will only pay the monthly Master’s tuition fees when starting the Master’s program.

Important Dates

Program start: Winter semester
Application time: possible all year round

Tuition / Fees

880,00 € monthly + 70,00 € per month (non-EU)
*an additional application fee may apply

Duration of study

4 Semester

Career Perspective

To be a successful producer in the international games market, you need comprehensive expertise in business and management as well as a good feel for the market and the ability to see yourself as the head of a creative team. The Master’s program in International Game Production (M.A.) provides you with all these competencies and opens up opportunities for an exciting career in many promising fields. Find out more about your prospects here.

During your studies, you will focus on a variety of topics, such as management and game production, while also acquiring important intercultural and language skills and applying your expertise in two practical projects. This means that, after graduation, you will have the know-how to start a successful career in numerous promising roles. You will be able to work in all sectors of the media, particularly in the gaming industry, as well as in organizations, institutions, and facilities that use gaming technologies. The program prepares you for

  • Jobs as a producer, executive producer, project manager, or process manager
  • Activities in the development, publishing, marketing, and distribution of media projects, particularly in the games sector
  • Activities in which you can run your own development or publishing studio
  • Consulting services for non-gaming corporations in the context of gamification
Master’s graduates also have the option of pursuing a doctorate.

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