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The Masters

REPLAY - A Game-Changing EMJD Program

The Consortium

Lusófona University

Lisbon, Portugal

Created in 1996, Lusófona University promote training and theoretical/applied research in the fields of communication and art, namely in areas which are related with the use of Games and new digital media. The University strongly encourages a focus on entrepreneurship and cross-sectional competences and from the very beginning of the training, students learn how to compete and how to comply with the profession’s requirements. The University brings to the consortium both its experience in fields of specialisation such as Game Design, Game Programming, Game Art, and its expertise in the crossing between games and new media formats languages.

LUCA School of Arts

Genk, Belgium

LUCA School of Arts in Belgium is a unique institution dedicated to art and design education. It stands out as the only university college in the Flemish region exclusively focused on art and design. Furthermore, it is associated with KU Leuven, one of Europe's oldest and most renowned research universities, which lends it significant academic credibility and resources.

LUCA School of Arts has a distinctive approach to art and design education by combining the strengths and expertise of five different art and design campuses located in Brussels, Genk, Ghent, and Leuven. Each of these institutions has its own strengths and unique identity. By collaborating under the LUCA banner, they offer a synergistic blend of academic, artistic, and professional resources. This collaborative approach encourages students to work across different programs and institutions, providing them with a diverse and well-rounded educational experience. It prepares them for a dynamic future in the artistic and design fields.

Aalto University

Helsinki, Finland

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. The University is committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), thinking outside the box on research collaboration, funding and innovation.

Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of which close to 400 are professors. The University campuses are located in the Capital Area of Finland. With 37% of academic faculty coming from outside Finland, Aalto is a highly international community with strong academic standing.

Facilities and Equipment

University Lusófona offers a wide range of available game technologies, such as Game Labs equipped with 30 gaming workstations, a VR lab with several headsets, a motion Capture Studio equipped with 20 cameras (Vicon System), 3D animation Labs, and a game design Lab to develop alternative controller games.

At LUCA School of Arts, we're enhancing creativity with specialized wacom rooms, 22 gaming workstations, VR-headsets, advanced Fab-lab, a Maker’s lab, upgraded recording studios, and professional gear. These resources empower students to innovate, explore, and excel across diverse artistic disciplines.

Aalto Studios provide expertise and resources for all audiovisual media, extended reality production, game development, internet communication and more.