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Culture and Arts - Game Design, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Culture and Arts - Game Design degree offered by 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.

Meduusa Game Design Platform

We provide inspiring facilities to promote the creation of new game ideas.

Meduusa Game Design presents students with up-to-date equipment which will ease the development of new projects for various platforms.

In addition, we collaborate with the Degree Programme in Technology located in Kotka that focuses on game programming.

During the studies you will devise your own game projects with the aim of developing them into viable businesses in the future.

Teaching language is English and you have to write Thesis’s work also in English. In the Maturity test you demonstrate your contextual skills as well as Finnish language skills and those students whose native is not Finnish will be required to write the test in English.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:  

  • Professional growth
  • Research, innovate, report
  • Professional Swedish
  • Presentation skills
  • Photography and image processing
  • Communication skills 

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

    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.


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