by Alleef Ashaari in
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There are many gamers out there who dream of having a job in the video game industry. Of course, the road to getting a good job is preparing for it with the appropriate skills, knowledge and qualifications. To obtain all those, you’d need to study at a university, college or any Institutes Of Higher Learning (IHL). However, it’s not easy finding a university in Southeast Asia (SEA) that offers video game development courses for you to start your journey into the industry.

According to data provided by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation’s (MDEC) SEA Game Industry Report 2021: Insights In Industry report, there are many IHLs across SEA that not only offer game development courses but are also recommended by game companies themselves.

Check out the list below, divided into different countries (including Malaysia, Indonesia, Phillippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam):


  • Asia Pacific University of Technology &
    Innovation (APU)
  • Akademi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan
    Kebangsaan (ASWARA)
  • Brickfields Asia College (BAC)
  • Clazroom College
  • Dasein Academy of Art
  • LimKokWing University
  • Multimedia University (MMU)
  • Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Perlis
  • Sunway University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
    Sarawak Campus
  • UOW Malaysia KDU University College
  • The One Academy
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
  • Taylors University
  • UNDO Academy
  • Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam
  • Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)
  • Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)
  • Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • Universiti Teknologi of Malaysia (UTM)
  • Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTH) Malaysia


  • Binus University (Universitas Bina Nusantara)
  • Bandung Institute of Technology (Institut
    Teknologi Bandung)
  • Multimedia Nusantara University (UMN)
  • Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya
  • Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology
    (ITS) (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nope member)


  • Ateneo de Naga University
  • De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila
  • CIIT Philippines – Computer Science,
    Multimedia Arts
  • Far Eastern University (FEU)
  • iAcademy


  • DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
  • FZD School of Design
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Nanyang Technological University – NTU
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Singapore University Malaof Technology and
    Design (SUTD)


  • Bangkok University
  • Chiang Mai University
  • Mahidol University (MU)
  • Silpakorn University
  • Thammasat University


  • Supìnfogame Rubicam

Several courses in game development include:

  • Game Design
  • Game Programming
  • Game Art
  • Post Processing
  • Game Development
  • Computer Science
  • Graphic & Multimedia Design
  • Environment Arts
  • Game Optimization
  • Unreal
  • Unity
  • 3D design
  • 3D Modelling
  • 2D Animation Game Economy Design
  • Game Marketing & User Acquisition
  • Technical Artist
  • Networking Engineer
  • Specialist 2D/3D Artist
  • Creative Design
  • Game Production
  • Game Business
  • VFX Artist
  • Gamification
  • Digital Animation UI Designers
  • Multiplayer Games Programmer
  • 3D Realistic Visual Animator
  • iOS Programmer
  • Game Data Analyst
  • Game Visual Effects
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems Development
  • Concept Art

Further interesting titbits obtained from MDEC’s detailed report include the following important statistics:

  • The three most critical roles in game companies are programmers (27%), art (26%) and design (15%).
  • Less than 11% of women make up the majority of Southeast Asia companies’ workforce.
  • The average monthly salary across Southeast Asia for entry-level employees is at US$501 – US$750.

For more details and the exact statistics, head on over here to read the full MDEC SEA Game Industry Report 2021: Insights In Industry report. If you’re looking for a place to start looking for jobs in the video games industry instead, you can check out our article on that here.

Aspiring writer. Born in Amsterdam, raised in Malaysia. Comics are my passion. A gamer and science fiction enthusiast. PSN: AlleefAshaari
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