Programs in Game Development

The University of Skövde offers five bachelor and two master programs in computer game development.

All the bachelor programs are academic courses at bachelor level that mix theory with practically oriented elements. Managing software and methods for computer game development are therefore combined with the study of computer games and their forms of expression within each specific area.

Design

The Design program is based on breadth in computer game development focusing on games mechanics and gameplay. Since the role of the designer may differ in different types of game development projects, students also study the basics of dramaturgy, software development and cognitive science.

Bachelor of Science in Informatics, 180 ECTS.

Game writing

Game Writing is a program with a focus on narrative in technically interdisciplinary combinations in new digital media. The program combines in-depth knowledge of narrative techniques and creative writing with insights into programming.

Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration, 180 ECTS

Graphics

The Graphics program provides a theoretical foundation in computer games development and has a focus on graphics for computer games. The program has three in-depth areas: 2D graphics, 3D graphics and animation.

Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration, 180 ECTS.

Music/Sound

The Music program is based on the role of music in computer games but also looks at how music is used in the interplay with moving images.The Audio program shares many elements with the Music program when it comes to courses in digital audio design and computer-based sound and music production. The specialist area of the Audio program is sound narration and the role of sound in computer games.

Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration, 180 ECTS

Programming

The Programming program focuses on effective methods of managing data and opportunities for creating games that can be played over networks, for example. The students prepare for an active role as programmer in a games company, but are also well prepared for working with more conventional software development.

Bachelor of Science in Informatics, 180 ECTS.

Digital Narration: Game and Cultural Heritage

The digital world is evolving rapidly. In an age where the consumer is in control, it becomes increasingly important to think of new ways to articulate narrative and convey ideas. During the master’s program (one year) Digital Narration: Game and Cultural Heritage, you will learn how to create narratives and understand how the stories integrate with computer games and new digital media. After your studies, you will have the ability to work within a dynamic and expanding field, or you can go on to further study at master’s and doctoral levels.

Master of Arts in Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration, 60 ECTS.

Serious Games

Computer games are used throughout our society. People play on the bus, at home and at work and we can see how computer games concern a number of areas in the society of today. Furthermore, we see an important industry emerging. The term “serious games” refers to games that engage the user, and contribute to the achievement of a defined purpose other than pure entertainment (whether or not the user is consciously aware of it). The additional purposes can, for example, be education, training, health care or marketing.

Master of Science in Informatics, 60 ECTS.