Higher Vocational Education // HVE Points: 450

Game Designer

Level design, scripting or QA – get the experience you need to work with design in the games industry!

Application period: February 1 – May 1 2019

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

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

Requirements to apply

  • Grades or proof of post graduate qualifications from upper secondary school/high school or equivalent
  • CV and a personal letter (letting us know why you have chosen the specific program)
  • English 6 from upper secondary school/high school or proof of equivalent knowledge
  • Work Sample (see more information below)

Work Sample Game Designer

Your work sample should aim at explaining the process in which you work and show your skills and strengths creating a small game.


  • Showcase your game with the following formats; images, gifs or videos
  • Explanatory text about your piece including the process of creating it.


  • Maximum ten pages long.
  • Save in PDF format.
  • Name the file firstname_surname.pdf

Learning by doing, learning by reflection

Develop core competence in game development by having teachers from leading game companies teaching you the tricks of the trade. 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 (Game Programmer, 3D Artist and 2D Artist) simulating professional game projects in order to reflect what you will be doing in the game industry and prepare you for an ever-developing and creative career.

We want to create pragmatic developers with a balanced and wide perspective of the entire development process, strong teamwork skills with a practical and proactive approach.

Close industry connection

This education is implemented in direct cooperation with the games industry and Futuregames’ Board of Education including: King, Avalanche Studios, EA DICE, Fatshark Games, Paradox Interactive, Starbreeze Studios, Glorious Games Group, Uprise and Really Interactive. Many more support this higher vocational program and around 20-30 game studios are involved in Futuregames every year.


  • Game Design
  • Level Design
  • Gameplay Design
  • Quality Assuarance
  • Game Production
  • Narrative design

Knowledge after completing the education

  • Designing and analyzing game experiences
  • Designing and building levels
  • Thorough understanding of Unity and the latest Unreal Engine.
  • Strong gameplay scripting skills (C# and visual scripting)
  • Working client and customer focused
  • Strong team and communication skills
  • Designing for PC games
  • Designing for mobile games
  • Designing in a data driven way
  • Understanding the entire production and distribution process of games

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 25 5
Game design 15 3
Pre-production in Unreal Engine (UE4) 10 2
Game project 2 20 4
Market analysis, CV and portfolio 10 2
User experience and interaction design 15 3
Gameplay Scripting 15 3
Pre-production in Unity 10 2
Project methodology in game development 5 1
Game project 3 35 7
Advanced game design 30 6
Narrative design 15 3
Game design thesis 50 10
Internship in game development 150 30
 Total: 450 90

Game Designer

HVE Points: 450
CSN : Yes
Start date: 09/09/2019
Location: Stockholm
More information

Application period: February 1 - May 1, 2019.

Course Manager

Clara Parona

International Applicants

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