The Bachelor's Programme in Game Design and Graphics provides skills in developing games for commercial production, as well as a deeper understanding of how games work and how they affect us.
The programme mixes practical game development and theoretical courses within game design and graphics. In the programme, we explore theories and methods in game design, game development and game analysis. Game developers need good communicative skills both to communicate with their team and to shape the experience that the game will provide. To reflect this, the programme provides training in expression through text, imagery and games, as well as verbal communication.
As an artist, you learn to produce art assets for 2D and 3D games, combining theoretical and artistic knowledge with the technical skills inherent to the medium. The programme also trains practical production with other disciplines through several project courses.
The programme has a good reputation internationally thanks to the high level of our students' productions. Invited professionals and academics come to share their experience and knowledge during recurring events. This provides plenty of opportunities to build a contact network. Past students have a track record of winning prizes at the Swedish Game Awards, the largest Nordic competition for independent developers.
General entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies in Sweden. Also required is intermediate level mathematics (equivalent of Swedish course Mathematics 2a/2b/2c).
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:
You need to complete 180 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.uu.se/en/admissions/bachelor/programme/?pKod=HSG1K
Students who have completed their upper secondary (high school) studies outside of Sweden are selected based on their upper secondary grades. Students who have completed their upper secondary studies and have taken the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (only available in Swedish) are selected based on their upper secondary grades and their Scholastic Aptitude Test results.