Global Bachelor in Creative Technologies

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creative technologies

“ Upcoming Edition ”

11 SEP 2023

Call for applications 4th round 25 Jul – 17 Aug 2023

Duration 31 weeks, full-time

Language English

Format On campus

Place Lisbon

 Scholarship Early bird award

creative technologies testimony

Creative Technology is very versatile and you gain practical experience in many different areas. The variation in projects appeals to me. One moment you are working on an artistic assignment, the next you are following a structured approach.

Why this program?

VR, AR, games, 3D environments, UI/UX design, web apps, interactive stories, and immersive experiences—our program will enable you to shape the future of interactive media.

The Bachelor of Science in Creative Technologies is an engineering degree like no other. Encompassing a broad, transdisciplinary course of study, the degree blends creativity and design with a rigorous engineering curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative production. Attracting designers, technologists, makers and inventors who seek diverse and adaptable skills, the degree opens doors to a wide range of 21st-century challenges and opportunities.

We consult closely with industry professionals so you can expect a course that’s highly relevant and equips you with sought-after skills. We offer small classes and one-on-one mentoring opportunities you may not find in a larger university.

With a solid engineering foundation, the interdisciplinary program caters to an emerging generation of hybrid students. Graduates from the Global Bachelor’s degree in Creative Technologies develop skills that extend beyond traditional engineering disciplines, eagerly producing technical and creative projects that integrate both engineering and design. Assessment of your growth as a creative practitioner will rely on completing industry-based projects, building a portfolio to showcase to potential employers or clients  in the entertainment and communication industry.

The Global Degree includes a mandatory international semester at one of the leading schools in the area, such as Abertay University (Scotland) and NABA | New Academy of Fine Arts (IT).

With The Global Bachelor in Creative Technologies I will develop work that addresses complex interdisciplinary problems, applying principles of engineering, computational thinking, and design using industry standard and emerging technologies. / I will engage in iterative design and production to contribute novel functionalities, aesthetics or interactions. / Each semester is based on a unique and real-world project and briefs, and explores a different technological area, I will have opportunities to build a significant portfolio of projects to share with an employer or first client in video production & editing, digital cinematography, virtual and/or augmented reality, Internet of Things. / As my skills develop and my work on more dynamic projects, I will apply my capabilities to cross-discipline projects by collaborating with other students across all disciplines of the school. / I will work on multi-sensory and creative brand activation solutions and creating solutions that are tested in real events. / I will experience what it’s like to work as part of a professional team, finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. / I will use Augmented Reality (AR) in fashion, create Virtual Reality (VR) experiences or produce video mapping. / I will gain capabilities such as problem solving, critical self-reflection , entrepreneurship, and other industry related skills.

Learning by design

| Every academic program has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each academic program by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.

Students who complete this degree will be able to:

  • Engineering Analysis: Extract and critically evaluate data from complex systems through analytical and computational methods and modelling.
  • Engineering Design: Create innovative and optimized designs to address real-world problems involving art, computer programming, and media technology by synthesizing ideas into engineering specifications.
  • Create and implement interactive media projects, individually and collaboratively, employing diverse creative, artistic, analytic, technical, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Identify needs, devise, model, evaluate, and communicate interactive media concepts and artifacts using user experience design methodologies.
  • Produce top-notch interactive media assets (graphics, pictures, video, sound, and virtual environments) using aesthetic principles, human perception knowledge, and dedicated authoring tools.
  • Choose and apply algorithmic abstractions to model interactive media behavior in programming languages.
  • Analyze media, technology, and culture interactions, and critique their social, political, and cultural implications using relevant theoretical frameworks.
  • Adhere to established norms of professional conduct that operate in relation to interactive media.
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary conversations during interactive media development involving designers, creators, developers, operators, and analysts.
  • Approach specific situations with creativity, analyze them critically and with rigor, and communicate ideas with clarity and persuasiveness.
  • Create the solutions of the future in technologies, simulations for training in Virtual and Augmented Reality and physical interactive technologies.

Who is it for?

Fuse your creative and technological interests in a program designed to prepare graduates for this exciting emerging.

Do you identify with the traits commonly found among successful CreaTe students – an entrepreneurial spirit, fearlessness in approaching challenges, determination to pursue ideas, a tech-savvy mindset, design sensibility, and a strong focus on the impact of their work? Does this resonate with you?


The preview of an uninvented future is being commanded by two areas that increasingly converge in their areas of action: creativity and the technological world.

And IADE is clearly betting on this marriage, which is increasingly successful.

Recognized internationally, as part of the 50 best design schools in Europe (Domus Ranking), IADE was a pioneer in the teaching of Design, and is currently a leading institution in this area, with an employability rate of around 96%. The school is a true laboratory of creativity and talent in the areas that integrate Design, Marketing and Advertising, Communication, Photography, Arts and Technologies.

The school’s teaching methodology is based relies on a creative process, in partnership with the business environment and in collaboration with its different departments.

Fábrica is the prime point of contact and sharing between students, teachers and partners, a common ground that links IADE to the market and society, and which has support units such as the Observatory, the Special Projects unit, the Study Lab, the Digital Lab, the 3D Lab, the Media Lab, the Print Lab and the Tech Lab.


| Simulation of business reality. In addition to the permanent contact with the work place, our students develop skills in simulated environments, at different levels of complexity and accuracy, aiming at a better match with the real world through different methodologies, such as simulation, challenge learning, problem-based learning, and gamification.

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Data Science Fundamentals
  • Creativity and Critical Thinking
  • Information Design
  • Creative Programming
  • Visual Human Factors
  • Project I


  • Science Fundamentals for Creative Applications
  • Mobile Programming
  • Communication Design
  • AR Programming
  • Motion Graphics
  • Project II
  • Web Programming
  • Databases
  • Web Design
  • Visual Web History
  • Networks, Systems and Cloud Computing
  • Rapid Web Application Builders
  • Project III


  • Graphics Programming
  • Mathematics for Computer Graphics
  • Stage Design
  • 3D Modeling
  • Projection Systems
  • Content Planning
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Project IV
  • Game Frameworks
  • Game Design
  • Non-Linear Storytelling
  • VR Development
  • Virtual Environment Design
  • Project V


  • Emerging Creative Technologies
  • Technopreneurship
  • Physical Computing
  • Trend Creation
  • Branding
  • Product Design
  • Final Project

Career outcomes


Human-computer interaction / Game​​ developer/designer/programmer / Web/AR/VR software developer / Digital content producer / Front end web developer / Front end web developer / Web designer / UI/UX Designer / Digital marketer / Project manager / Social media manager / Digital communications manager / Metaverse developer / Storytelling/script writing for interactive and immersive production

Our bespoke employability sessions help you identify and improve your skills. Our dedicated support team will help you to build an employability portfolio and to present yourself at your best for the next step of your career.

Statista shows an increasing demand for tech-related jobs, such as creative technologies with an average yearly growth rate of 6.84% until 2027. These statistics illustrate that the game development sector has a promising future ahead of it, with a global game revenue forecast to reach 218.7 billion dollars by 2024.

With 95.8% employability rate the most influential companies recruit IADE graduates.

* Data published in 2021 by the Ministry of Higher Education.

TOP Employers

EON Reality / Scott Logic / Netsells / Amazon / Devoteam / CGI / Detail / Codec


to choose IADE.

to go to Lisbon.

to choose IADE.

to go to Lisbon.

Ready to start

your journey?

This call for applications for Bachelor’s degree, under the International Student statute, is addressed to students who are not Portuguese nationals and are not nationals of an EU Member State.

If you have completed your secondary education and have a diploma of entry to university studies in your country, you can apply.

If you have the equivalent of high school and your grades will be published in August 2023, you can apply.

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications. The application process is restricted by vacancies and the suitability of the candidate’s profile for the bachelor program.

Applicants must show proof of proficiency in English (English is your first language or you have previously studied in English, or you have one of the following certificates: B2 in First or FCE; IELTS above 5.5; or TOEFL above 72).

  1. Application form duly completed; Application Form_Undergraduate Creative Technologies programs
  2. Copy of personal identification document or passport, which expressly sets out the applicant’s nationality;
  3. Personal photo;
  4. Transcript of the last two years;
  5. Copy of diplomas/education certificates/training, namely the qualification giving access to higher education in the country of origin or equivalent qualification;
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. Covering letter: on one page, you should mention the main reasons for your interest in the degree you are applying for, with your strengths, interests and expectations;
  8. Proof of proficiency in English.

Note: In the event of admission, the applicant must submit/deliver the originals of the documents referred or certified copies thereof, by the control entity where the document was issued, until the registration period. The documents referred to in point 5) of the preceding paragraphs must be translated into Portuguese or English, if they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish; and endorsed by the consular service or presented with an apostille (Hague convention) issued by the State Authority from which the document is original.

Applications for the Global Bachelor in Creative Technologies must be submitted to the following email address Submitting the application form entails a non-refundable cost. The examination of the application begins upon receipt of payment of the application fee of 600 TND.

4th round Call for application from July 25th to August 17th, 2023

Competitiveness increases as applications are being evaluated and conditional offers are given. Therefore, we strongly advise you to submit your application, as soon as possible.

Once you submit your application, it undergoes an initial review by INODEV and then, in a second stage, is forwarded to the program director who will evaluate it to ensure that the program corresponds to your objectives and profile.

  • Interview with INODEV academic coordinator (Face-to-face): From July 27th, 2023;

INODEV will notify you of the outcome of your application. In some cases, you may be asked to submit additional information. Applicants will obtain a formal response after the end of the respective round. If you are accepted, INODEV will issue your conditional offer or acceptance letter. Then, we will contact you with information on pre-program preparation.

Please note that INODEV will help you prepare your visa application and find accommodation according to your preferences.

  • Successful candidates must complete their registration and enrollment within the specific deadlines and conditions set out in the calendar applicable to this call for applications;
  • If a candidate does not register within the deadline, the following candidates on the admission list will be called in their place.

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