The University of Skövde has northern Europe's widest range of game development educations.

Since 2002, the University has educated future talents in the gaming industry and offers study programs at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, as well as research opportunities centered on game development. 

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At the University of Skövde you can study Design, Game Art, Game Writing, Sound, Music or Programming at Bachelor’s level. You can further delve into the 1-year Master's; Serious Games, Digital Narration: Games and Cultural Heritage, Games User Experience or the 2-year Master's program Game Development.

Three game projects

One aspect that distinguishes the game development programs in Skövde is the three game projects on Bachelor’s level. For the students, the game projects are absolutely indispensable courses and all the knowledge and skills they have accumulated are put to the test.

Students from all eight specializations work together in larger teams – from idea to finished product. This means they also learn a lot of things that cannot be presented at a lecture or reviewed at a workshop, but which they themselves must experience.

Game Project 3

The last course in the programs, Game Project 3, gives students the best possible chance to continue working on their games after completing their studies.

The various game projects are often pinpointed by our students as highlights during the education. Several of the teams created during the game projects go on to form companies. Coffee Stain Studios, Stunlock Studios and Angry Demon Studio are successful examples of this.

Start your own studio or work in an AAA company

After completing their education, students have great opportunities to start a game development studio through Sweden Game Startup, which has extensive experience in the gaming industry. Others choose to work at established gaming companies both in Sweden and internationally.


Game development

Since 2002, University of Skövde has educated future talents in the gaming industry and offers study programs at Bachelor’s or Master’s level, as well as research opportunities centered on game development.

Bachelor's degrees

Game Art

Learn how characters, objects and environments can be designed, through 2D art and 3D art that is brought to life with animation.


Develop the game's vision, set the rules and investigate how the game is perceived by the player.

Game writing

Create new worlds and exciting characters. Shape the lives and meaningful stories that players want to experience again and again.


Learn how to create sound worlds for computer games, with everything from sound effects to atmospheric environmental sounds.


Reinforce and create the mood, experience and tempo for the environment, time, place, character or situation.


Investigate computer games and how they are structured. You are responsible for making the games work - with the help of programming.

One-year Master's degrees

Digital Narration: Game and Cultural Heritage

Learn to create stories about cultural heritage and how they can be interacted with in computer games and other digital media, often with external clients.

Game’s User Experience

Get a better understanding of how players interact with games and find new effective methods and tools to study and improve that interaction.

Serious Games

Learn how to create entertaining games with a purpose other than pure entertainment, for example for training, education or marketing.

Two-year Master's degrees

Game Development

Study the complex processes underlying the creation of a game, and deepen your knowledge in a specialist field.

Anna Granath – Sound, 2023
"The education was fantastic and I made great friends in my class. Through the various game projects, you also get to know students who study other specializations and work together with them."

Anna Granath – Sound, 2023


The University of Skövde is the leading game research hub in Sweden, covering a very broad spectrum of perspectives useful for understanding games and game development. Projects include studies of game based learning, cultural heritage and inclusive game development.

The tight integration of research, education, startup-program and game companies in Skövde offers a unique enviroment for fruitful collaboration. The game research in Skövde has a strong emphasis on collaboration with external organizations and companies, and the University of Skövde is always open for new research collaborations.