• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

The Culture and Arts - Game Design degree at South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences gives competence through research and development assignments to become an expert in specific areas of game design and other fields which use 3D modeling and animation such as advertising and TV production.

The basic studies cover arts and design skills, design methods and professional tools. The education centers around 3D modeling, concept art, script writing and game mechanics. Different game design concepts will be explored in workshops, leading to design-orientated multidisciplinary projects in cooperation with various organizations.

The programme aims to provide competence in global game design entrepreneurship with hands-on experience and a holistic approach to visual game design concepts. Studies in Game Design enable students from different cultural backgrounds to build an international career.

Career opportunities

Studies provide you the competence in global game design entrepreneurship with hands-on experience and a holistic approach to visual game design concepts.

Studies in Game Design enable you from different cultural backgrounds to build an international career.

The degree gives competence through research and development assignments to become an expert in specific areas of game design and other fields which use 3D modeling and animation such as advertising and TV production.

You can become:

  • game designer
  • 3D-modeller of characters and environments
  • script writer
  • concept artist and
  • entrepreneur of game design business

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Part-time studies: next application period:4.-18.9

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:  

  • Professional growth
  • Research, innovate, report
  • Professional Swedish
  • Presentation skills
  • Photography and image processing
  • Communication skills 
  • Finnish 
  • Tools and software
  • Audiovisual skills 
  • Basics of 2D animation
  • Game development

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme if you have completed

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • a European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma
  • a Reifeprüfung (RP) Diploma
  • an applicable Finnish vocational qualification
  • foreign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the country in question.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kouvola

  • 600 - 750 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The scholarship scheme at Xamk rewards you for good progress in studies. You can get a 50% refund on the tuition fee by progressing in the studies well.

Sufficient progress means completing 55 ECTS credits during the academic year (August-July), except for the degree programmes beginning in January where the student needs 27 ECTS credits from the first semester to qualify for the scholarship. 

The refund is paid yearly on the basis of the studies (credits) completed during the previous academic year.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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