Game Designer

About the education

The industry is in need of Game Designers!

We are now open for late applications for the Game Designer program in Boden.

Applications for the fall term 2021 are now closed for Stockholm. Leave your application of interest above and we’ll notify you by email when we have a new start. We are open for late applications for the Game Designer program in Boden.

Get ready for a career in games! 

Whether it is level design, gameplay design, system design, scripting, narrative design, 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 SoFo, Stockholm or Boden Game Gamp, Boden
  • Government funded with financial support from CSN
  • 2 years (4 terms)
  • 30 weeks of internship

KNOWLEDGE AFTER COMPLETING THE EDUCATION

  • Designing and analyzing game experiences
  • Designing and building levels
  • Designing and crafting game systems
  • Thorough understanding of Unity and the latest Unreal Engine
  • Strong gameplay scripting skills (C# and visual scripting)
  • Adopting a playcentric approach and understanding of target audience
  • Strong team and communication skills
  • Designing games for multiple platforms (PC, mobile, VR, ect)
  • Designing in a data driven way
  • Understanding the entire development and distribution process of games

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Game Design
  • Level Design
  • System Design
  • Gameplay Design
  • Narrative Design
  • Quality Assurance
  • Game Project Management

LEARNING BY DOING, LEARNING BY REFLECTION

Develop core competences in game development by having industry experts 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 schoolmates and senior game developers. Take part in intense game projects together with parallel Futuregames programs (Game Programmer and 3D 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 including: KingAvalanche StudiosUbisoftEA DICEFatshark GamesParadox InteractiveStarbreeze StudiosGlorious Games GroupUprise, NEAT Corporation, Epic Games and Really Interactive. Many more support this higher vocational program and around 20-30 game studios are involved in Futuregames every year.

Educational plan

Introduction to Unity
15YHP / 3v
Game project 1
10YHP / 2v
Board Game Design
15YHP / 3v
Advanced Game Design
15YHP / 3v
Narrative Design
15YHP / 3v
Prototyping in Unity
10YHP / 2v
Game Project 2
20YHP / 4v
Introduction to Visual Scripting
25YHP / 5v
Level Design and World Creation
25YHP / 5v
Quality Assurance (QA) in Game Production
10YHP / 2v
Game project 3
35YHP / 7v
User Experience and Interaction Design
10YHP / 2v
Prototyping in Unreal Engine (UE4)
10YHP / 2v
Game project 4
20YHP / 4v
Market Analysis, CV and Portfolio
15YHP / 3v
Degree project
50YHP / 10v
Internship (LIA)
150YHP / 30v
TOTAL
450YHP / 90v

Eligibility

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 in English (see more information below)

Term times

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.

Term times
Fall 21: 6 Sep – 24 Dec (80 YHP,16 w)
Spring 22: 10 Jan – 24 Jun (120 YHP, 24 w)
Fall 22: 8 Aug – 16 Dec (95 YHP, 19 w)
Spring 23: 9 Jan – 11 Aug (155 YHP, 31 w)

How to apply

APPLICATION

Applications are normally open between the period February-May, but can be extended if there are still seats available. Click on the “Apply now” button on the webpage for you education of choice to be transferred to our admissions system.

This is where you fill in all information needed for your application to be completed:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Documentation special prerequisites
  • CV and personal letter
  • Work sample
  • Possible certificates and other grading documents

When you apply, you will need to state the desired location where you wish to study – for this program you can choose between Stockholm and Boden.

Please note that your CV, personal letter and work sample(s) all need to be written in English.

 

SELECTION

If we receive more applications than we have seats (currently 35 per education), we will judge applicants by the score on their work samples. The applicants with the highest score, regardless of location, will be offered a seat to the program and other eligible applicants will become reserves. You can see information about our selection tests / work samples below.

 

ADMISSION

You will normally receive an admission notice via our admission system by early July. You will then need to respond yes or no within seven days to keep your seat or reserve status. If the school does not receive your answer within 7 days, we will automatically move on to the next reserve.

 

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 in English (see more information below)

 

WORK SAMPLE GAME DESIGNER

Your work sample should aim at showing your potential on a broader scale as a junior game developer. Show off your strongest skills creating a small game and explaining the process behind it.

Content:

  • Showcase a small game you have created, and include all the assets and designs images, gifs, playthrough videos, flowcharts, in-editor captures, etc.) that you think are relevant for the game production.
  • Explanatory text about your piece including the process of creating it.

Format:

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

 

Assessment:

Futuregames will measure your work sample in the 3 following areas:

  • Visualization ability – measures the artistic ability to express yourself through illustration and text
  • Technical ability – measures how well you utilize the machine as tool
  • Industry relevance – measures the relevance of the presented content to the game industry and game development

CSN

This course is eligible with CSN. Apply on their website at www.csn.se.

As soon as you’ve got your letter of application from us you can apply with CSN. If you need extra papers from the school, please contact your course manager. The school reports to CSN regularly to make sure all the students are continuing their studies, as part of the agreement between CSN and each student.

Career

FUTURE CAREERS

Game Design – Level Design – System Design – Gameplay Design – Narrative Design – Quality Assurance – Game Project Management

Educational board

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.

More information about the Board of Education will be updated before the program starts.

Course manager

Course manager

Per Myrén

Head of Development

per@cmeducations.se +46 709 692 452

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