Study Game Artist in Karlstad!
This year, we achieved yet another milestone as our flagship Game Artist program is now being offered in Karlstad.
Whether it’s character art, environment art, special effects, UI, or animation that you are most passionate about that ignites your creativity and dedication, this program will get you into the industry with credibility, through hands-on development experience in game art.
Learn to create concepts and visualize sceneries as a concept artist. Find the tools you need, and get the knowledge and experience to create game concept art professionally within the games industry. Whether you want to work with character art, environment art or storyboards, at Futuregames you will learn the essential skills to become a concept artist for the industry.
Develop core competencies in game development by learning from industry professionals and teachers from leading companies in the industry.
Get access to our creative environment including equipment and relevant software where you grow and build your skills together with talented classmates and senior game developers at Futuregames.
You will actively participate in intensive game projects together with coursemates from our other programs that runs concurrently, such as: Indie Game Developer, Game Programmer, Game Designer, and QA/Game Testers, where you will be simulating professional projects to reflect the reality of working in the gaming industry, and prepare for an exciting and progressive career in the games industry.
Sweden has world leading developers within AAA, console, PC. mobile, VR/AR, digital distribution and specialized subcontractors. The biggest challenges of the sector are indirect such as access to skills and talents.
We have close working relationships and are in direct cooperation with the games industry. Some of these companies and studios includes King, Avalanche Studios, Ubisoft, EA DICE, Fatshark, Paradox Interactive, Starbreeze Studios, Glorious Games Group, Uprise, NEAT Corporation, Epic Games, Really Interactive, and the list goes on. Many companies support this higher vocational education, and around 20-30 game studios are actively involved in Futuregames every year.
Don’t just listen to us, read or download the Game Developer Index 2022 here to get more insights to the games industry in Sweden.
We are supported by solid business networks that works with a sustainable model, such as Boden Game Camp, Arctic Game Lab and Karlstad Innovation Park.
Boden Game Camp is an eco-system for every individual and company to learn, grow, and thrive in Boden. They could be the start or the accelator for your career in the game industry. Read more about how Boden Game Camp can support your journey here.
Arctic Game Lab is one of northern Europe’s fastest growing game cluster, located in campus Skellefteå, which connects companies to students, and creates environments where the community can learn from each other.
Together with Karlstad Innovation Park and The Great Journey, we welcome you to join our community in Karlstad where your concept and ideas will be supported and come to fruition!
We will give you more information about the term times when you are admitted to the education.
Most terms have different lengths and it is important that you report the right time period and the right amount of HVE-credits (Yh-points) to CSN. Each study week corresponds to five (5) HVE-credits, ie one (1) HVE-credit per day. This is provided that you continuously pass your courses with approved results.
To apply as an international student, please proceed to our international student page to read through the application process.
Please note that the application deadline for the international students is April 2, 2023.
Need your questions answered? Register for our Open House and speak to us directly.
When you apply, you will need to state the desired location where you wish to study.
Your CV, personal letter, and work sample(s) are all required to be written in English.
Check out the video to Game Artist’s work sample for your application on Youtube here.
What to submit?
Is prior tech knowledge mandatory?
Futuregames will assess your work sample in the 3 following areas:
For Swedish nationals: This course is eligible for CSN. Please apply on their website at www.csn.se.
As soon as you have received your offer letter from Futuregames, you can apply for CSN. If you need extra documentation from the school, please contact your course manager.
The school reports to CSN regularly to verify that students are continuing their studies, as part of the agreement between CSN and each student.
Careers & Employability
Each educational program has a Board of Education that ensures the quality of the education, and that makes decisions about admission and examination. The board meets twice per semester. One or more students from the class are also selected to be part of the board as representatives for the class.
The board can consist of representatives from the industry, the business community, the school management, the public school system, universities / colleges, industry organizations and students. One of the board’s main tasks is to ensure that the educational program meet the labour market’s needs for qualified workforce.
You will now be transferred to our application Forms. This is where you note your personal details. We will then contact you. Thank you for applying!