The Master’s Programme in Game Design provides you with the knowledge and skills required for advanced work in the game industry as well preparing you for continuing an academic career in the area of game design. As a game designer you learn the methods and skills that you need to master to achieve desired outcomes.
You will study at Uppsala University Campus Gotland, located in Visby on the Baltic island of Gotland, Sweden – the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Campus Gotland’s environment is characterised by the close proximity between professors and students.
WHY THIS PROGRAMME?
Nowadays large games companies often have employees with research expertise working in development teams in order to evaluate player interaction and behaviour patterns and understand long-term effects and economic aspects of their products. In the design and development of games for entertainment, and games which have a primary purpose other than entertainment, there is a demand for game developers who can see and communicate the link between the reality that is portrayed in the game, the level of abstraction in the game, as well as its effects.
The Master’s Programme in Game Design offers you this higher level of scienctific proficiency through its combination of analysis, development and advanced studies. As a game designer, you will during this programme learn the methods and skills that you need to master to achieve desired outcomes.
Game design is a young discipline, and increased numbers of higher education providers, both in Sweden and internationally, are establishing game design as an area of study and research. The Department of Game Design aims to extend its offerings in doctoral studies in the future, either independently or in cooperation with one or more other subjects at the university.
The programme leads to a Master of Arts degree (Master of Arts,120 credits) with game design as the main field of studies.
Bachelor’s degree with in-depth subject study in a main field of study specialising in games or gaming (e.g. game design, game development, game programming, computer and systems science, information technology). Knowledge of English corresponding to English 6 is also required (a Swedish bachelor’s degree meets the requirement for English).
Selection: Students are selected based on:
- a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
- a statement of purpose (1 page).
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 60000
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