Whether it is leveldesign, gameplay design, scripting, QA or game production management that you are most interested in doing for games, this is the program that will get you into the industry with credibility through hands-on development experience.

The eleventh instalment of Futuregames’ vocational Game Design Program

  • Start working right after the education
  • Located in Stockholm, SoFo
  • Government funded with financial support from CSN
  • 2 years (4 terms) starting 10th of September 2018
  • LIA (internship) 30 weeks

Be part of the reputed Futuregames legacy, join us at the SoFo-campus in House of Change;

Develop a core competence in game development by having teachers from leading game companies teaching you the tricks of the trade. You will get access to our creative environment, including computers and relevant development software. You will be growing and building your skills together with 240 highly talented classmates and senior game developers. Take part in intense game projects together with parallel Futuregames programs (Programming, 3D Graphics and 2D Graphics) simulating professional game projects in order to reflect what you will be doing in the game industry and prepare you for a hardworking and creative career.

Application period 15th jan – 1th may 2018

This education is implemented in direct cooperation with the game industry and Futuregames board of education includes:

King, Avalanche Studios, Dice, Fatshark, Paradox interactive, Starbreeze, Glorious Games, Uprise, Really Interactive.

Many more supports this vocational program and about 20-30 game studios are involved in the Futuregames education every year.

Our overall vision for this education

  • To create pragmatic developers with a balanced and wide perspective on the entire development process.
  • To create developers with strong cooperative skills, who are used of working in teams.
  • To create developers with a very hands-on and pro-active approach. Strong practical focus throughout the education. All courses are to result in a practical exercise. Learning by doing.

The program has been designed in close collaboration with representatives from the games industry and was designed to fit the industry´s demands and requirements. The program is 90 weeks in length, spanning a two year, and the next start is in September 2016.

Aims to train people for following specializations

  • Speldesigner
  • Spelutvecklare
  • Level designer
  • Gameplay designer
  • Speltestare / Quality Assuarance
  • Spelproducent

After the education the students will be able to

  • Design and analyse game experiences.
  • Design and build levels.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Unity and the latest Unreal Engine.
  • Demonstrate strong gameplay scripting skills (C# and visual scripting)
  • Work client and customer focused.
  • Demonstrate strong team and communication skills.
  • Design experiences for PC games.
  • Design for Mobil games
  • Design in a data driven way.
  • Understand the entire production and distribution process of games.


Curriculum – Course outline

Course Name

YH-points Weeks

Game production and visual game programming

25 5

Game project 1

10 2

Quality Assurance (QA) in game production

10 2

Level design and world creation

35 5

Game design

15 3

Pre-production in Unreal Engine (UE4)

10 2

Game project 2

20 4

Market analysis, industry knowledge and portfolio

10 2

User experience and interaction design

15 3

Gameplay Scripting

20 4

Pre-production in Unity

10 2

Project methodology in game development

5 1

Game project 3

35 7

Advanced game design

40 8

Game design thesis

50 10

Internship in game development

150 30
 Total: 460 90


Section 1
Final Quiz
InstructorMartin Annander
TypeOnline Course
  • YH Programs

  • YH-points: 450
  • CSN: Ja
  • Pace: Full time
  • Place: Stockholm
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Application requirement

Basic requirement to upload:

  1. Grades or proof of postgraduate qualifications from upper secondary school.
  2. Curriculum + a personal letter
  3. Master Swedish and/or English
  4. Worktest

For more information and advice please apply and read further instructions.