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      Exchange Students in Game Development

      As an exchange student at the University of Skövde, you will be part of our vibrant game development community. Through the courses that you take, you will be able to interact with like-minded students that share a passion for and commitment to the development of games.

      We offer courses in English both in the autumn and in the spring. There are currently more than 15 undergraduate courses in game development available to you as an exchange student (see list below). More may be added in the future. You may apply to any of these courses, and in any combination*.

      To facilitate your planning, however, we have provided some possible course tracks (see further below).

      Autumn courses

      Introduction to Game Design G1N
      Experimental Sound Environments G1F
      Game Prototyping 1 G1N
      Film Historical Overview
      Worldbuilding: Practice and Research
      Game Art Development Project (starting in 2022)
      Project Studies in New Media I G1F (autumn)
      Visual Storytelling
      Sound and Music Implementation in Games 2
      Introduction to Games User Experience (starting in 2022)
      Animation 4 (Motion Capture) (starting in 2022)

      Spring courses

      Game Design 2
      Project Studies in New Media I G1F (spring)
      Game Art 2 G1F
      Sound and Music Implementation in Games 1 G1N
      2D Art 3
      3D Art 3
      Animation 3
      Interactive Performance and Games G1F

      Recommended course

      The course Project Studies in New Media I is recommended for students who do not have a full course load of other game development courses and who have prior experience with creating games. It entails the creation of a game project by a team. The project workload is adapted, to the extent possible, to the students' enrollment in other courses. Each student is enrolled in the course for a full semester but the project may be completed either full-time over two months or part time (50%) over a full semester.

      Course Tracks (Suggestions)

      The course tracks below highlight the courses that are currently available in different areas of Game Development at different months of the year. This is in addition to the course "Project Studies in New Media I" (see above). There are currently four course tracks:

      1. Game Art
      2. Game Design
      3. Game Writing
      4. Game Audio/Music.

      All courses listed below are 7.5 credits unless otherwise stated. This means that such a course occupies 50% of a student's total workload in a two-month study period. There are two study periods in each semester. Full-time studies in Sweden equal 15 credits per study period and 30 credits per semester.

      Tracks

      • 1. Game Art

        Autumn, September-October

        • Game Art Development Project (2022) (15 credits)

        Autumn, November-December/early January:

        • Animation 4 (Motion Capture) (2022) and/or
        • Visual Storytelling

        Spring, January-March:

        • 2D Art 3 or
        • 3D Art 3 or
        • Animation 3 

        Spring, late March-May:

        • Game Art 2 (15 credits)
      • 2. Game Design

        Autumn, September-October:

        • Game Prototyping and/or
        • Intro to Game Design

        Autumn, November-December/early January:

        • Game User Experience (2022)

        Spring, January-March:

        • Game Design 2
      • 3. Game Writing

        Autumn, September-October:

        • Film Historical Overview and/or
        • World Building and/or
        • Game Prototyping

        Spring, late March-May:

        • Interactive Performance and Games
      • 4. Game Audio/Music

        Autumn, September-October:

        • Experimental Sound Environments (15 credits)

        Autumn, November-December/early January:

        • Sound and Music Implementation in Games 2

        Spring, late March-May:

        • Sound and Music Implementation in Games 1 (15 credits)

      All courses in English at the University of Skövde (search and filter).

      *Note that many courses have prerequisites. You will then need to have completed other courses at your university that are equivalent to some of our courses. Also, courses may have a limited number of slots available for students.

      Contact

      For questions that are not answered here, or feedback on this information, please contact games.iit@his.se.

       

      Published: 2/25/2020
      Edited: 3/23/2021
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