Karlstad

Indie Game Developer – Karlstad

About the education

Indie Game Developer & The Great Journey!

The program builds on Futuregames' long tried educational programs. You will get a chance to produce at least three games and work on your portfolio. Learn to pitch your ideas and game concepts in from of a jury of industry professionals.

The education is a collaboration between Futuregames, Kristinehamns Folkhögskola and Värmland’s game development community The Great Journey at Innovation Park in Karlstad.

  • The education promotes both creativity and structured work in projects.
  • Concrete production of game projects with the support of lectures.
  • The pedagogy “learning by doing – learning by reflection”.
  • Elements of presentations / pitches for guests, both internal and external from the game industry, which assess assignments, game productions and provides personal comments.

Each training element contains theory, lecture, inspiration, practical production and a presentation opportunity. The modules are divided weekly with successive specialization and / or a new tool. The lectures are given on site and / or remotely and are followed by hand-in / production assignments. Supervision is given both at training sessions and digitally.

In addition to lectures by the supervisors, guest lecturers, various actors in the creative industries and the computer game industry will contribute to the education. Parts of the education will be given in English. The training includes a 5-week internship that gives you good opportunities to develop and establish valuable contacts for the future.

Educational plan

Game Design 1-2
4v
Game play and Scripting
5v
Graphics (2d/3d)
2v
Interaction design
2v
Introduction to game development
2v
Level design and environments
3v
Market analysis, industry knowledge and Portfolio
2v
Marketing, sales and distribution
2v
Q&A, Quality Assurance, Testing
2v
Internship at a game company
5v
Game project 1-3
10v

Eligibility

  • 3 years of high school education or equivalent. Validation of work experience is possible.
  • Previous knowledge and experience in the game development area is an advantage.
  • The level of ambition and motivation is assessed in the personal letter.

Term times

The program will start on August 18th 2021.

 

How to apply

Application and admission

Application is made through Kristinehamn’s folkhögskola’s webiste on the following link.

 

Requirements to apply

  • 3 years of high school education or equivalent. Validation of work experience is possible.
  • Previous knowledge and experience in the game development area is an advantage.
  • The level of ambition and motivation is assessed in the personal letter.
  • In the case of equivalent applications, Kristinehamn Folk High School strives for equality.

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

During this year you will create three games to add to your portfolio!

After the program, you will have gained the knowledge to create games on your own and together with others. You will gain a broad knowledge while you have time to explore and increase within the area you like most.

The educational program is a collaboration between Futuregames, Kristinehamn Folkhögskola and Värmland’s game

Utbildningen är ett samarbete mellan Future Games, Kristinehamn Folkhögskola och Värmland’s game development community The Great Journey. The Great Journey will support the students with possibilities to take their games to the next level through business development.

The program is developed in close cooperation with the game industry and on the advisory board you will find companies such as Mirage Game Studios, Embracer Group, and Amplifier Game Invest.

Educational board

The education is a collaboration between Futuregames, Kristinehamn Folkhögskola and Värmland’s game development community The Great Journey. The Great Journey will support students with opportunities to bring their games to the next level through business development . The education is developed together with the game indústry and on the advisory board you find companies such as Mirage Game Studios, Embracer Group, Amplifier Game Invest.

Course manager

Course manager

Per Myrén

Head of Development

per@cmeducations.se +46 709 692 452

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