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Game Design and Programming, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Visby, Sweden
The Bachelor Programme in Game Design and Programming at Uppsala University gives you the tools to work with the game medium on a professional level and to develop new experiences within the field. 
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Overview

The programme Game Design and Programming at Uppsala University 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. The programme also trains practical production with other disciplines through several project courses.

Career

One of the programme’s strengths is its well-established contact with the game industry. This is why graduates of the programme make up an especially useful network. Through yearly recurring events, notable individuals from the international game industry, former students and academics are invited to judge student projects and share their experiences. This provides an excellent opportunity for you to build your own contact network for your future career.

Former students have gone on to become both business owners running their own studios and employees at some of the most successful game studios in the world. Notable examples of companies where graduates have found work include Blizzard Entertainment, Massive Entertainment, Starbreeze Studios, Crytek, Fatshark, Frictional Games, Ubisoft, Avalanche, Lionhead, CCP, DICE and Might and Delight. A number of former students also work within the Swedish higher education sector, teaching and running game design programmes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Design - Introduction
  • Programming with C/C++ : Introduction
  • Programming with C/C++ : Algorithms, Data Structures and Design Patterns
  • Game Programming : Computer Games in 2D
  • Game Design : Game Development
  • Game Production : Arcade Games

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • 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").
  • Students are selected based on: their completed upper secondary (high school) grades (67%); Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33%)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10212 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30620 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Non EU/EEA

  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 55000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 330000

Funding

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