We thought you might want to hear from one of our students about what it’s like to study at Futuregames. Thomas Ulfström is 25 years old, is originally from Trollhättan but is a resident of Stockholm as of 2007.
Hello Thomas! What are you studying?
I am studying Game Design at Futuregames since 2013.
Why did you choose this education?
I have been interested in games for all of my life and I realized a while ago that studying and later on working with game design would be perfect for me. Futuregames seemed to be the best education in Stockholm for this and will probably give me the best chance of getting a good job afterwards.
Tell us a bit about what it’s like to study Game Design at Futuregames?
At Game Design we work with a lot of different things. We mostly do practice and create several levels as well as learn how to script. We also have some theoretical courses to build a better understanding for good game design.
Besides that, we have three game projects throughout our education where we work together with the graphics students. Each project is a little more advanced than the precious one. The last nine months are spent on an internship at a game development company.
How are the teachers?
Our main teacher is Sjoerd De Jong, who has many years of experience from several different companies. He is competent and very good at sharing his knowledge with us students. Besides Sjoerd, we have different guest teachers for shorter courses and most weeks we also have a guest lecturer giving short lectures.
What career opportunities are there after you graduate? What is your dream job?
The opportunities are many, thanks to the long internship we finish our education with. There are a lot of game companies in Sweden, both big and small but it is also possible to go abroad to work.
My dream job would be to work as a level designer at any of the larger game companies in Sweden.
Do you think you will study something else once you have graduated?
I have no plans to do so, I hope and believe that Futuregames gives me the toolset I need to make it in the gaming industry.
What has been the most fun at your time at Futuregames?
The game projects are by far the most fun.Getting to make a game from beginning to end is a lot of fun and is a good indicator of how much you’ve learned along the way.
Why would you recommend this school to others?
If you want a good and intensive education where learning by doing is in focus rather than get buried in books then this is perfect. Obviously you need to have a passion for creating games.
What is your best advice to a future student at Futuregames?