The Bachelor's Programme in Game Design and Programming 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 programming. 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 a programmer, you acquire the logic and technical skills and knowledge that are required to develop games using current as well as tomorrow's technology. Through several project courses you also get to practice producing games together with students with other skill sets.
The Department of Game Design is a member of the Higher Education Video Game Alliance, a gathering of mainly North American higher game development educators where both education, research and industry questions are on the agenda.
General entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies in Sweden. Also required is advanced+ level mathematics (equivalent of Swedish course Mathematics 3c).
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=HSP1K
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.