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  • / 1 semester
  • Foreign: $ 6.9k / 1 semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 562pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    About the programme

    The Bachelor Programme in Game Design and Graphics gives you the tools to work with the game medium on a professional level and equips you to develop new expressions within the field. The programme specialises in producing art for game development. Former graduates have started their own studios and work at some of the world’s best known game companies. The programme is given at Campus Gotland, an environment characterised by the close proximity between professors and students.

    In 2014 Uppsala University’s Department of Game Design was entered into the Higher Education Video Game Alliance, a gathering of mainly North American higher game development educators where both education, research, and industry questions are on the agenda.

    Numerous profiles from the game industry and other higher education institutions have given this Bachelor’s programme high praise: “The Gotland University’s game design programme is one of the best that I have seen, particularly the polymorphous approach to design. The code is only as good as the player experience, and this shows. Also, there is a political approach that inflects design that gives many of us hope for a mature and complex industry of the future.” – Prof. Derek A. Burrill

    Courses within the programme

    Semester 1
    Game Design 1 - Introduction 15 credits
    Minor Subject 15 credits

    Semester 2
    Game Design 2 – Game Development, 7.5 credits
    Game Production 1 – Arcade Game, 15 credits
    Minor Subject, 7.5 credits

    Semester 3
    Game Design 3 – System Design, 15 credits
    Minor Subject, 15 credits

    Semester 4
    Game Design 4 – Serious Games Design, 7.5 credits
    Minor Subject or optional courses, 7.5 credits
    Game Production 2 – Vertical Slice, 15 credits

    Semester 5
    Optional courses* 30 credits
    *within major, minor or other subject, alternatively studies abroad

    Semester 6
    Game Design 5 – Theory and Method, 7.5 credits
    Game Design 6 – Experimental Game Design, 7.5 credits
    Degree Project, 15 credits


    Program requirements

    Requirements

    Mathematics 2a/2b/2c or Mathematics B

    English 6 or English B

    Selection

    Final school grades (60 %) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40 %)

    Career opportunities

    The programme theoretically and practically prepares you for a professional career within business, organisations, authorities or as a business owner.

    One of the programme’s strengths is its well-developed contact with the game industry. This is why the programme’s former students make up an especially useful network. Through yearly recurring events notable individuals from the international game industry, former students and academics are invited to judge student projects and share their experience. This provides an excellent opportunity for you to build your own contact network for the career ahead of you.

    The game industry is the largest and fastest growing business in the entertainment industry. It is in continuous development which leads to a large demand for a broad spectrum of creative professionals with game development as the common denominator. Games are also increasingly being used within education, training and medicine, under the name Serious Games.

    As a graduate of the programme, you will be able to continue your studies at Master's level in or outside Sweden.

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