Full-time studies

  • study places 20
  • location Kouvola, Finland
  • duration of studies 4 years
  • application periods: 9.-23.1.2019, 20.3.-3.4.2019
  • tuition fee: for non-EU/EEA citizens 6000 euros,
    scholarship scheme and further information www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees

Two application periods

Application period 1: 9.-23.1.2019

  • Entrance examinations outside Finland through FINNIPS network

Application period 2: 20.3.-3.4.2019

  • Entrance examinations in Finland.

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Part-time studies

  • study places 20
  • location Kouvola, Finland
  • duration of studies 4 years
  • application periods: 5.-19.9.2018
  • tuition fee: for non-EU/EEA citizens 6000 euros,
    scholarship scheme and further information www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees

The Game Design graduates have the passion for planning and developing the game industry

The graduates of the Game Design degree will master game production with an emphasis on planning and developing games and acquiring a clear understanding of the game industry.

The degree 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.

Game Design Application FAQ

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Facts about Finland

Finland is a republic and member of the European Union (EU)
Population: 5.5 million
Official languages: Finnish and Swedish
Currency: Euro
Most Finns, especially younger ones, speak English
Clean, safe and healthy environment

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Study contents

Your knowledge as game designer will grow and the content of studies follow certain themes.

1st year you become familiar with the principles of game design, tools and software as well as project-based work.

Second year you develop and assimilate the skills of game design, game design research and visualization skills.

3rd year you internalize knowledge of game design and understanding of game business and development practices.

And last 4th year you develop personal competitiveness through independent development projects.

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.

Career opportunities

Studies provide you the competence in global game design entrepreneurship with hands-on experience and a holistic approach to visual game design concepts.

Studies in Game Design enable you from different cultural backgrounds to build an international career.


The degree 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.

You can become:

  • game designer
  • 3D-modeller of characters and environments
  • script writer
  • concept artist and
  • entrepreneur of game design business

Kouvola Campus

Welcome to Kouvola Campus

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Study contents

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Admission and entrance exams

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Further information on studies

Marko Siitonen
tel. +358 44 702 8565
marko.siitonen@xamk.fi

Further information on applying

Admission office
admissions@xamk.fi
tel +358 44 702 8752 or +358 50 312 5031

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