Futuregames Portfolio Course

About the education

To manifest your dreams and make it your reality...

No dream is too big, or too small for that matter. Feel free to see this course as a creative pilot or a bridge that will improve and boost your chances of getting accepted into the best games schools in the world!

The portfolio course is suitable for applicants to Futuregames higher vocational game development educations.

Don’t wait! Take the first step towards a career in the games industry.

Futuregames portfolio courses arms you with the ideal start to transition into studying games development at top international games development schools, and commencing your career journey in the games industry. It entails 3 weeks of intensive study with individual mentoring and feedback on your portfolio.

We offer portfolio courses in the following three disciplines:

The portfolio course for the respective discipline will provide you with:

  • An overview of the industry and career advice
  • Instruction in the most useful tools & platforms for games development
  • One-on-one and group feedback to help you create a portfolio or work samples needed to apply to Futuregames or other games development schools.

Recommended equipment

A computer with the capability of running Maya/Unreal engine:

CPU: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster
RAM: Minimum 8 GB
Graphics card compatible with DirectX 11 or DirectX 12

Tools and Software

Please observe that free/educational licenses to the software will be provided to you for the duration of the course.

The tools & software that you will have the opportunity to explore are:

  • Unreal Engine
  • Unity3D
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Substance Designer
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Visual Studio

Tips to do before the start of this course

Great portfolios aren’t built in a day. Before the start of the portfolio course, it is beneficial to have an idea of what you want to do for your work sample. It can be a new idea or improving on something you have worked on previously.

Push yourself but be realistic. Create a plan for yourself and break down the task you need to finish with clear deadlines. Prioritize the different tasks, what are the priorities you must have and what are the nice-to-haves. That way you can scale down if you realise you are running out of time.

If you learn from different resources, do make sure that you understand what you are doing, avoid copying something without investigating it and reflecting upon it.

Make it relevant for the education you are interested in applying to. If you are interested in multiple educations work smart and see if you can create a work sample suitable for the educations.

Term times

Course dates: Nov 8, 2021 – Nov 26, 2021

Time: Monday to Friday 17:00 – 20:00 CET (Online)

Week One
Introduction to the gaming industry & inspiration.
Week Two
Introduction to tools.
Week Three
Portfolio and work sample development.

How to apply

To apply to our portfolio course, please fill in this Application Form.

Deadline for applications:  November 1, 2021 (Nordic residents) & October 25, 2021 (international applicants). 

Course manager

Course manager

Krister Cederlund

Head of Education Game Programmer +46 731 445 895

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