MOME’s new English-language MA offers a specialisation in video games

Tar Gábor | 2022-12-31
Two new English-language MA programmes will be available at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) from September 2023. Together with the first two English MA programmes launched in September 2022, four English MA programmes will be available at MOME in the next academic year.

From the academic year 2023/24, MA programmes in Animation and Design will be offered only in English at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, so that together with the two English MA programmes (Photography, Interaction Design) launched in September 2022, four English-language programmes will be available to MA students from the next academic year.

In its press release announcing the launch of the new programmes, MOME emphasises that it launched its English language programmes in September 2022 with the aim of being able to attract talents from the Baltics to the Western Balkans. MOME says that the launch of the two new English-language programmes represents another important milestone in this process. The university aims to become the most recognised university in the creative domain in Central Europe by 2030.

Master building of MOME (Photo: Máté Lakos/MOME)

The English-language MAs are also available to students from Hungary and EEA countries, potentially with state-funding covering the entire tuition in case they submit their application through the Hungarian admission system.

Design MA

The Design MA, one of the new English-language programmes to be launched in autumn 2023, aims “to train designers whit a strategic approach and proactive entrepreneurial mindset who can understand the world in a broader context”.

It includes two specialisations:

  • Strategic Product Innovation focuses on the research and design of human-scale objects, object systems and related services that reflect social and cultural needs in a complex fashion,
  • Smart Mobility explores solutions to responsibly address the transport challenges of the future.

Career opportunities:

  • Lead Product Designer
  • Design Strategist
  • Mobility Design Expert

Animation MA

Animation MA will be the other new English programme which will be launched in September 2023. Apart from launching its programme entirely in English language from September 2023 Animation MA extends its portfolio by adding two new lines of specialisation to the existing Animation Director program:

  • Video Game studies,
  • Immersive Storytelling.

The Video Game specialisation aims to respond to the increasing need for game designers in the Central and Eastern European region. Students who choose the program will learn about game mechanics, game design, developing, prototyping and producing video games and learn about the game industry. The programme’s goal is to train designers who will be able to create engaging video games and work in this sector by founding their own company or by joining renowned production houses, MOME says in its website.

The Immersive Storytelling specialisation provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge on designing immersive narrative spaces and working in virtual and extended reality environments. The program also focuses on virtual production technology, which is highly interested in recent years’ filmmaking. The Immersive Storytelling program’s goal is to support non-linear formats, experimental storytelling and encourage students to work with creative technologies.

Career opportunities:

  • Animation Director
  • Character Designer
  • Game Graphics Developer
  • Level Designer
  • Previsualisation Artist
  • Interactive Art Creator
  • Digital Content Designer

Photography MA

Photography MA, which has a nearly 40-year history, has been available only in English from September 2022. It trains “open-minded and highly autonomous artists who are able to respond sensitively and progressively to the challenges of the world, supported by state-of-the-art technology and renowned teachers”, MOME’s information website says about the programme.

The programme covers “the development and full-spectrum implementation of long-term photography projects; design and art research; the development of the Central and Eastern European vision of the genre; and the exploration of its intersections”.

Career opportunities:

  • Publisher
  • Visual Artist (Fine Arts)
  • Curator
  • Teacher
  • Specialised Writer
  • Journalist
  • Scientific research career
  • Photojournalist
  • Researcher
  • Photo Editor

Interaction Design MA

The other English-language MA programme launched in September 2022 trains experts “who will play a leading role in designing the most innovative digital services of the future”. “Our graduate designers are familiar with the international scene and its opportunities, and are well-equipped to make a significant impact on digital culture” – MOME says in its website about Interaction Design MA.

Career opportunities:

  • Digital Product Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • User Interface (UI) Designer
  • Interaction Designer (2D or XR)
  • User Experience (UX) Researcher
  • Visual Designer

BME and Corvinus also launch new English-language programmes

From September 2023, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) will launch a new English-language bachelor training programme in physics and engineering, the first of its kind in Hungary, in response to the shortage of specialists in innovative companies.

From the next academic year, Corvinus University of Budapest will launch three English-language programmes that have not been available in Hungary before. Two of them (Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Data Science in Business) will be launched as bachelor’s programme (BA), while Political Economy will be launched as a master’s programme (MA).

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