Game Design at Campus Gotland

Our Bachelor's Programmes give students the required skills to go on to work in the games industry or continue with further studies. Our Master's programmes connect students to current research within Game Design. We also offer short courses.

Studying Game Design

A degree in Game Design gives you the tools to work with the game medium on a professional level and equips you to develop new expressions within the field. Former graduates have started their own studios and work at some of the world’s best known game companies. 

You can expect to regularly generate new concepts throughout your studies, and to be taught in a way that encourages you to be innovative and creative in your approach to your work. The programmes deliver skills that range from basic to advanced, which are continually used in the game design projects that are an essential part of the courses.

You will be studying at Campus Gotland, an environment characterised by the close proximity between lecturers and students.

The Bachelor's degree requires students to produce a degree project at the end of their education. Here is a list of previous students' projects. 

If you want to check out the recent publications of our department's researchers, see here for more details.

Working in the games industry

Ylva Sundström former student in front of her computer

Ylva Sundström thought that working with games seemed interesting, so she applied to the Game Design and Graphics programme at Uppsala University - Campus Gotland, and received her degree in 2012.

When she applied she imagined a future in game graphics, but during her studies she found that she gravitated more towards the role of game producer. Ylva realised she was good at getting stuff done and managing the complex process of creating a game from scratch without getting stuck in details, skills that are essential for a producer which eventually landed her a position as an Art Producer at Gameduell in Berlin.

Every year in December, we invite former students to meet current students and to describe their career choices. Read more about our alumni here.

Further questions?

You will find answers to many of the most common questions we get from prospective students on our FAQ page.

For examples of student projects and games as well as further information on events we organise or attend please visit the GAME blog.

If you have further questions about studying Game Design at Uppsala University - Campus Gotland or general questions about studying in Sweden, please email us on

Do you have plans to visit Visby and want to meet us? In connection with our big events, Alumni Days in December and Gotland Game Conference in June, we can offer a short presentation about our education and show you around our lecture rooms before the big event that you are welcome to join. To sign up for the presentation, write to no later than 3 days before the big event.

Last modified: 2021-08-30