Exchange programme in the BA Audiovisual Arts
30 - 60 ECTS / 1 semester - 1 year / Nederlands
Campus Genk / C-mine

Game Design in Genk

Academische Bachelor / Exchange Programme

We stimulate and educate students to create innovative games in different formats;  from classic interactive board games up to VR games and beyond. We provide an enthusiast team of lecturers whom work in the game industry or apply their competence and insights from their research projects. Our mission is to personally guide students in one-on-one sessions and team projects. The final objective is to educate game designers that can create full functional games for Indie, entertainment, customers, education or other purposes. Within our 4-year master degree we offer exchange opportunities on the 3rd bachelor level.

  • Visualization: in 2D (Drawing + Concept Art) and 3D (Blender) to animate your creations
  • Technology: convert your ideas into code (C# or other) and integrate these into a (Unity) game engine
  • Concept: play with the rules of game design and mechanisms to create a fun experience

We welcome Erasmus exchange students starting from the 3rd bachelor level.

The Spring Semester is the most interesting period for exchange. This depending on your skill set and previous knowledge (this will be evaluated by our lecturers based on your portfolio and documents).


Courses that could be selected (3rd bachelor level):

Spring Semester (Feb > May):

  • Level Design (6 ects)
  • Game Based Learning (3 ects)
  • Speculative Design (3 ects)
  • Meaningful Play (3 ects)
  • Toolkit Workshops (2 ects)
  • A free course (= a working plan on your own proposal together with one of our lecturers who will guide you or coach you in your practical research based project or work)
What do you need?

A good command of English (level B2) is required to make the most of your stay with us.

Our campus does not own student accommodation. Therefore, you will have to rent a room on the private housing market for the duration of your stay. To help you in your search, please contact our student support services (

Interested in this course?

Application & entry requirements

All Erasmus+ Exchange Students need to apply via the exchange application procedure of LUCA School of Arts. During your application process, you can indicate the LUCA campus of your choice and the exchange programme you wish to apply for. Notice that not all programmes are open for incoming exchange students in both semesters. An overview can be found

  • The deadline for the Autumn Semester / full year is April 1
  • The deadline for the Spring Semester is October 1

Outcome Exchange Application

The outcome of the application can be expected within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Both you and your international coordinator will be informed about the result of your application by e-mail. No need to inquire about the outcome yourself.

Where do you have class?

Facilities & campus life

C-mine provides an excellent framework for an aspiring young artist. It's an inspiring place for creative entrepreneurship and a breeding ground for young, creative talent. We collaborate closely with C-mine Crib, FabLab, IDE (Innovation & Design Euregio), FLACC and other creative organizations and companies. These collaborations created an interesting cross-fertilization with the professional field.

  • A small-scale campus with a dynamic vibe between the various study programs and the creative industry in the area
  • Workshops with up-to-date technology such as Wacom-cintiq, Renderfarm, Stopmotion studio ...
  • A specialized library and well-equipped lending service
  • Creative hub for young entrepreneurs
  • A modern building on a historic site


Campus Genk / C-mine

For general information on International exchange at campus C-mine, please contact:
Jan Louis De Bruyn via email.


At LUCA we attach great importance to the quality of our courses

In the context of our general KOPERA Quality Framework, we would like to present all the Quality Characteristics of the Game Design in Genk program together with the process planning on the Education Quality page.

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Kom langs bij ons op de campus

Maak kennis met de opleidingen, docenten en studenten van de LUCA-campus C-Mine. Op campus C-mine in Genk informeren we toekomstige studenten en hun ouders over de academische opleidingen Animatiefilm, Communicatie & Multimedia Design (interaction design & game design), Fotografie, Productdesign en Televisie-Film.

Interested in this course?