FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers about studying at Futuregames

Higher Vocational Education (YH)

How do I apply to an education?

First, go to EDUCATIONS to check what educations we offer. You can use our filters for fields of education, educations hosted online or on site etc.

After clicking an education, you’ll find a red button reading “APPLY NOW”. You will also need to check the prerequisites for the education, as well as the special selection exam, and other materials needed to send a complete application.

If the education is not open to application, you can leave us a note of interest and we can contact you when applications are accepted again.

How do your game projects in Futuregames work?

Futuregames collaborates with leading game companies who initiate, carry out, and evaluate the projects. These are conducted both at school and at the game companies.

How does the school cooperate with the industry?

The school cooperates through the education’s respective Boards of Education, and through LIA-visits. We are also in contact with former students (alumni) and conduct industry meetings with our priority businesses.

Our educational programs are developed in close collaboration with the game industry.

Can one work full-time during the education?

That varies from person to person! Some handle a full-time job in addition to an education, and some do not. Although if you attend one of our full-time educations, we expect you to set aside about 40 hours per week for lectures and studies, whereof about 12-15 hours consist of lectures and supervision. The rest of the time will be spent on self-studies, group assignments, project work, assignments, etc.

What previous knowledge do I need to attend your educations?

hat varies depending on the education! The previous knowledge needed for a specific education can be found under “QUALIFICATIONS” at the respective education site. Some educations require proof of work experience. The basic qualification for all educations is upper-secondary admission requirements for higher vocational education. Some educations require specific qualifications, for example:
Swedish 2
English 6
Mathematics 2
Programming 1

How often are you meant to be at school?

Normally, most lectures are carried out at school if you are attending an on-site education, i.e. ca. 18 hours per week. The school also offers group rooms for you and your fellow students.

Because of Covid-19, all education has been relocated to online studies, so all students can study in a safe environment from home.

Is the education remote?

In the current circumstances, all education is carried out online / remotely. Usually, several of our educations are held at school. At each education’s site, you can find information regarding if studies are carried out on site, online, or blended.

Is the education in Swedish or English?

At Futuregames, English is our standard language for all educations. At Changemaker Educations, Swedish is the standard language, but some education may be in English. This usually depends on what lecturers are working with us, or if the class inquires about it.

Will we get help in finding a LIA (learning in work environment)?

Yes! Each Head of Education is in regular contact with the industry regarding potential LIA-placements. Our students look for and apply to LIA on their own, and to that end they get all the support they need. For example: individual coaching from industry experts in building their portfolio, CVs, cover letter, digital presence, ongoing tips regarding LIA-placements from the Head of Education, contact with the Board of Education, etc.

How often will we be doing group assignments?

Our lecturers give group assignments usually at least once per course, or more, depending on the duration of the course. This might vary because of Covid-19, since it is usually easier to work together when it is possible to meet at school.

What is the selection exam?

The selection exam, also called special exam or work exam, is usually written, and in some cases more a self-assessment than a traditional exam. We evaluate these selection exams based on a number of criteria, and based on the points make further selections if there are more applicants than open spots for an education.

How often will we be doing group assignments?

Our lecturers give group assignments usually at least once per course, or more, depending on the duration of the course. This might vary because of Covid-19, since it is usually easier to work together when it is possible to meet at school.

How can I get in touch with you?

Our exchange number is: 08-33 60 15
Our email is: info@futuregames.se

Phone numbers and email addresses for every location can be found at the bottom of the page. You can also find contact information for Heads of Education at their respective websites.

When is the next Open House?

Stay on top of things HERE at our news-site to see when we’ll host another event. NOTE! All Open Houses will be held online during 2021 because of Covid-19.

What personal equipment will I need?

That depends on which education you’re attending, but usually, you’ll need a laptop capable of modern levels of performance, i.e. max. 2 years old.

For our game educations, for example, you will have access to classrooms with fully equipped gaming computers.

What do I need to prepare before school starts?

Make sure you have the equipment, course literature, etc., required to attend your education. Apply ahead of time for student funding via CSN. Read our student handbook; check the education syllabus and the semester plan.

Which educations can I attend online?

All our diploma courses are online based.
NOTE! During 2020, all education is carried out online because of COVID-19.

Can I take multiple educations at once?

Yes. You have the right to take multiple educations concurrently. But it is important that you plan well and manage your time, so that you can attend multiple parallel educations. We do not recommend taking two full-time educations simultaneously (adding up to 80 hours per week) because lectures and group projects will collide.

How do I apply for student funding with CSN?

Log in to your pages at CSN and apply there. It is important that you then have information regarding exact dates and number of YH-credits for each semester.

What type of diploma will I get?

From our longer YH-educations, you receive a Higher Vocational Education DiplomaFrom our Folk high school educations and diploma courses, you receive a diploma or certificate of study.

Will I get a job after graduating?

Our goal is always that all students gain employment after completing their education. According to statistics from MYH, 9 out of 10 are hired right after completing their education.

Folk High School

How do I apply to an education?

First, go to EDUCATIONS to check what educations we offer. You can use our filters for fields of education, educations hosted online or on site etc.

After clicking an education, you’ll find a red button reading “APPLY NOW”. You will also need to check the prerequisites for the education, as well as the special selection exam, and other materials needed to send a complete application.

If the education is not open to application, you can leave us a note of interest and we can contact you when applications are accepted again.

You can also apply for our Indie game developer educational program in Boden here: https://www.sunderbyfolkhogskola.se/kurser/indiespelutvecklare/

Can one work full-time during the education?

It’s hard to work full-time during the education as you are expected to be present at the education weekdays between 09.00 and 17.00. A lot of course elements are also in part based on cooperating with your fellow students, so if you cannot be present during class hours, it will affect your possibility to carry out that work with our classmates.

How many hours of study will I need to do per week?

If you attend a full-time education, we expect you to set aside about 40 hours per week for lectures and studies.

How does the school cooperate with LIA-companies (working life)?

The school works actively with the companies, which includes lectures, company introductions, study tours, presentations, and social activities.

We are also in contact with former students (alumni) and conduct industry meetings with our priority businesses.

How do your game projects at Indie Game Developer work?

Indie Game Developer cooperates with local game companies which oversee, supervise, and evaluate the projects. We also cooperate with external companies as clients for some of the projects.

What previous knowledge do I need to attend your educations?

For Indie Game Developer you need upper secondary school qualification for folk high school education.

How often are you meant to be at school?

Normally, most lectures are carried out at school if you are attending an on-site education. You’re expected to be on-site 35 hours per week. The school also offers group rooms for you and your fellow students.

Because of Covid-19, we now facilitate online studies, so all students can study in a safe environment from home.

Is the education remote?

Indie Game Developer is an on-site education, but because of Covid-19 there is now the alternative to work from home.

Is there access to student housing?

Yes! There is student housing within walking distance from the education facilities. If you are accepted to the education, you are guaranteed student housing. If you are accepted, you will be given information on how to apply for student housing at that time.

Is the education in Swedish or English?

Indie Game Developer has English as a standard language because we have international students, but if the whole class speaks fluent Swedish, there may be exceptions.

Will we get help in finding a LIA (learning in work environment)?

Yes! We are in regular contact with the industry regarding potential LIA-placements. Our students look for and apply to LIA on their own, and to that end they get all the support they need. For example: individual coaching in building their portfolio, CVs, cover letter, ongoing tips regarding LIA-placements from the Head of Education, contact with the Board of Education and work placement presentations from companies. It is however up to each student to actually secure a workplace education spot, and there is no guarantee for this; it is dependent on the students’ own efforts.

What is the selection/work exam?

The selection exam, also called special exam or work exam, is an assignment to show your potential and previous knowledge in game development. We use these exams as the primary grounds for admission, in concurrence with the personal letter.

How often will we be doing group assignments?

Our lecturers give group assignments usually at least once per course, or more, depending on the duration of the course. In addition to this, Indie Game developer has 4 big game projects.

  • 1 two-week analog game project
  • 1 digital introduction project spanning 4 weeks.
  • 1 client-based digital project spanning 8 weeks.
  • 1 digital final project spanning 8 weeks.

This might vary because of Covid-19, since it is usually easier to work together when it is possible to meet at school.

How can I get in touch with you?

Our exchange number is: 08-33 60 15
Our email is: info@futuregames.se 

Phone numbers and email addresses for every location can be found at the bottom of the page. You can also find contact information for Heads of Education at their respective websites.

You can also reach Sunderby Folk High School at:
Phone number: 0920-26660
Mail: info@sunderbyfolkhogskola.se

When is the next Open House?

Stay on top of things HERE at our news-site to see when we’ll host another event. NOTE! All Open Houses will be held online during 2021 because of Covid-19.

What personal equipment will I need?

None! At Indie Game Developer you have access to classrooms with fully equipped gaming computers.

What do I need to prepare before school starts?

Apply ahead of time for student funding via CSN. Check the education syllabus and the semester plan. If you are accepted, you will be given information on how to apply for student housing at that time.

Can I take multiple educations at once?

Yes. You have the right to take multiple educations concurrently. But it is important that you plan well and manage your time, so that you can attend multiple parallel educations. We do not recommend taking two full-time educations simultaneously (adding up to 80 hours per week) because lectures and group projects will collide.

How do I apply for student funding with CSN?

Log in to your pages at CSN and apply there. It is important that you then have information regarding exact dates and number of YH-credits for each semester.

What type of diploma will I get?

From our Folk High School educations you receive a certificate upon completing the course.

Will I get a job after graduating?

The games industry is growing incredibly fast at the moment, so there are good prospects of employment after completing the education. Although this is dependent on how well you utilize your time at the course. We’ll give you all the tools you need to succeed, but it is up to you to learn to use them efficiently. If you’re dedicated and hard-working, you will no doubt acquire the knowledge and skills needed to land a job in the games industry.

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