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The best gaming school in Europe can be found in Kortrijk

The annual Grads in Games Awards reward European schools that prepare students for the games industry. The Bachelor Digital Arts and Entertainment from Howest in Kortrijk was on top of the list this year. And that wasn't the first time.


'Howest Digital Arts & Entertainment' wins international award for the second time

The annual Grads in Games Awards reward European schools that prepare students for the games industry. The Bachelor Digital Arts and Entertainment from Howest in Kortrijk was on top of the list this year. And that wasn't the first time.

"We've won this award in 2018 as well," says the proud coordinator Rik Leenknegt. "What makes Howest DAE unique is that we are very accessible. Foreign gaming schools are usually very expensive private initiatives. Thanks to the Flemish education system, however, there is no financial reason why you shouldn't be able to study with us."

Young team, dynamic drive

"Our educational team consist of 56 full-time employees. Half are under 30 and are still very close to the mindset of the students. The drive and dynamics are therefore very good. The lecturers definitely don't all have an industry background. Twenty years of experience as a game developer doesn't mean you know how to teach."

Foreign job opportunities

"Every year 135 students graduate, all of them focused, hard workers with the right mindset. They end up in the gaming industry or the film world. Their biggest challenge is to keep the spoiled consumer happy. The bar is very high. Forty percent will work abroad after graduation. Many foreign students also come to Howest DAE, about thirty different nationalities."

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