Indonesia’s video game industry is becoming more popular, especially in game development scene. So a lot of academic institutes create their own major or program that focuses on game development and the industry around it. Here is a list of colleges where you can study game development in Indonesia:
Politeknik Elektronika Surabaya (PENS)
Politeknik Elektronika Surabaya (PENS) is located in Surabaya, East Java. It has a major for professional Bachelor (D4) named Game Technology which offers a couple of studies such as Art Engineering, Development Management, Basic Game Development, and Technopreneurship. In 2016 and 2017, this university has collaborated with BEKRAF Game Prime to hold Game Prime Surabaya.
Official Site: Game Technology PENS
Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN)
Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN) is another place to study games in Indonesia. It is located in South Tangerang, Banten. It has an undergraduate program named Desain Komunikasi Visual. And also, it has a game development community that consists of students from all majors that have the same passion for game development. The alumni of this program are projected to be good at making games specifically for the artistic style.
Official Site: Desain Komunikasi Visual Universitas Multimedia Nusantara
Universitas Bina Nusantara (BINUS)
Game Application and Technology BINUS University program is designed to provide students with the knowledge to develop and create a variety of applied technology in the field of game technology. Game Application and Technology focuses on game arts, game designs, and game programming. It is located in Jakarta.
Official Site: Game Application and Technology BINUS University
Universitas Negeri Malang (UM)
Universitas Negeri Malang also has a major specifically for the diploma that is named Game Animasi. This program is specified to study game animation from mobile and PC platform. They also have an undergraduate program named Desain Komunikasi Visual. It is located in Malang, East Java.
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
Last but not least: another college from Surabaya named Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS). Similar to PENS, ITS has a major also named Game Technology but for master’s degree.
Official Site: Game Technology ITS
Universitas Ciputra Surabaya (UCS)
Universitas Ciputra is a college located in Surabaya, East Java. It has a major named Game and Mobile Apps Development. Unlike other colleges, this major focuses mainly on games for the mobile platform.
Official Site: Game and Mobile Apps Development Universitas Ciputra
Sekolah Tinggi Multimedia Yogyakarta (STMM)
Sekolah Tinggi Multimedia Yogyakarta (STMM) is located in Yogyakarta. Desain Teknologi Permainan or Game Technology Design is the major that this college offers. It is suitable for game developers because it does not focus intensely on one aspect.
Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)
Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) has a major named Teknologi Media Digital dan Game (Digital Media and Games) for master’s degree. This major contains studies such as 3D modeling, game engine design, and development, also a virtual reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR). It is located in Bandung, West Java.
Official Site: Teknologi Media Dijital dan Game ITB
Edited by Devi