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Erasmus Mundus Master in Game Design
120 ECTS / 2 year - Lisbon - Genk - Helsinki / English
Campus Genk / C-mine


International Master / Joint Master Degree

REPLAY is the two year European Master Programme, in which students from across the globe come together with the objective of designing, experimenting and developing meaningful game experiences. Students are empowered to shape the future of Game Design, unlocking the industry's potential for creativity, innovation, and societal relevance. Throughout their journey, the students will be immersed in three unique national game development and artistic ecosystems. Join us in redefining the future of Game Design.


REPLAY is split between three games universities in three different European states: Lusófona University in Lisbon (Portugal), LUCA School of Arts in Genk (Belgium) and Aalto University in Helsinki (Finland). The REPLAY programme's curriculum focuses on a range of core subjects within the field of game studies, creation, and production. The programme is structured around three interconnected conceptual themes, each of which plays a crucial role in shaping the educational experience and the skills and knowledge acquired by students. 

The course is entirely taught in English. Click here for an overview of the full REPLAY course curriculum. 

About LUCA School of Arts

LUCA School of Arts is the only University of Applied Sciences (and Arts ) in Flanders exclusively dedicated to art and design, making it unique in the region. As a School of Arts LUCA combines the strengths and expertise of five renowned Flemish higher education institutions for art and design, spread across Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven. LUCA also gives form to the associated Faculty of Arts  of the KU Leuven which is an intensive collaboration between LUCA School of Arts and KU Leuven. Whereas LUCA, as a college, is responsible for bachelor and master degrees in the arts, KU Leuven, as a university, is authorized for doctorates. Artistic research is therefore situated at a crossroads, which explains the faculty's associated status. It is an "in-between space", in which the assets of the School of Arts and the Research University reinforce each other. LUCA participates as such on the open day of the KU Leuven. LUCA will be presenting its even full-English MA programmes on its campuses in Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven.

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Application & entry requirements

Applications are open until the 15th of February 2024.

Who can apply?

REPLAY is open to European and non-European students with a BA degree related with games, arts, design or computer science. Diplomas in different study areas are accepted for applicants with relevant professional experience in game design and production.

More information about the admission requirements

Where do you have class?

Facilities & campus life

The mobility scheme offered by REPLAY is mandatory. During the first semester, the students all work together in Lisbon. The first semester in Lisbon is dedicated to harnessing local networks, contexts, and cultures, using these resources against the established grain of game-making. On the second semester, all students move to Genk, to work together at Luca School of Arts followed by a move to Helsinki, at Aalto University for the third semester. Finally, for their final semester, students will be guided in selecting a host university between Lusófona, Luca, and Aalto. If the student's final project involves an organization or company in a country outside Portugal, Belgium, or Finland, this organization has to be an official partner institution of REPLAY Masters. In that case, they can spend their final semester in the relevant country.

  • 1st semester: Portugal (Lusófona University, Lisbon)
  • 2nd semester: Belgium (LUCA School of Arts, Genk)
  • 3rd semester: Finland (Aalto University, Helsinki)
  • 4th semester: students develop the Final Project in Lusófona, LUCA or Aalto

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