Training for careers in the games industry

Finland is a leading country in mobile game development with over 250 game studios and $2,8 billion turnover. Boosted by the success of ICT companies like Nokia, Finland has created global game industry benchmarks: Rovio, Supercell, Remedy and Small Giant Games among many others.

To support the growth of the global games industry, we offer four Diploma programs, based on Finnish National Agency for Education curricula, with EU-level recognition.

The Game Design Track prepares the participants to work in a lead game designer or level designer role in a game development team. The core of the learning objectives are game genres and mechanics, innovative game design processes, creative management and game monetization.

The Game Programming Track concentrates on game play and graphics programming and game engines as well as agile methods in software development project.

The Game Art Track gives the participants comprehensive skills in 3D modelling and animation, needed in game development, topped up with basic knowledge in game engines and coding. Optionally a participant can focus on 2D game art and UI design.

The Game Business and Project Management Track emphasizes brand design, monetization, marketing, startup financing and project management in the context of a game production.

Why choose Finnish game education?

Over the past decade Finnish game education providers have worked in close cooperation with the gaming industry to create top-rated practices that match the competence needs of the game studios. The use of innovative interdisciplinary game training methods and on-the-job learning prepare the students to enter highly demanding positions in the industry.

Our Diploma programs serve the game industry and range from programming to design and project management. The flexible structure and competency-based approach ensure that the participants apply the knowledge and skills in real industry projects and thus learn what working within the industry requires.

All programs are based on Finnish vocational and professional qualifications. Competence is assessed according to the standards developed by the Finnish National Agency for Education. The programs are recognized at the European qualification framework levels 4 and 5 in the EU and most OECD countries.


Want to learn more about our programs? Contact us! 

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