Overview

The Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Technology at Kajaani UAS focuses namely on game development. The Specialisation options include game programming, game art and graphics and game production. The campus offers top-notch learning facilities to ensure the students get the possibility start on their game development learning journey.

Graduates have been employed by top companies in the games industry globally, showcasing the program’s effectiveness and industry relevance.

Semester starts

August

Degree info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • 3,5 academic years / 210 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 7 000€ / academic year

Edunation application period

• Study hub: 20.05.2024
• Online studies: 31.07.2024 (August 2024 intake)

Throughout this program, the emphasis is placed on practical learning through projects to develop and gain a profound understanding of the game industry. Students will implement and put into practice the theories they have been learning in order to better grasp how they work. The program will provide a strong foundation for project work, business skills, languages, communication as well as general game development skills.

The basic studies offer a robust grounding in project work, business operations, languages, communication, as well as fundamental aspects of programming, security, and networks. Following the first semester, students will select their specialization in game art/graphics, game programming, or game production, based on their aptitude, skills, and performance in the autumn. Additionally, opting for game design as a free-choice study is also possible.

A key principle of the game development degree involves actively participating in real-life game projects throughout the course. This immersive approach allows you to create and commercially publish your own games using cutting-edge technology during your studies.

Students will be able to develop their expertise through practical experience such as creating and publishing their own game application making the most of the latest technologies. Hands-on experience, the practical training/internship as well as the final thesis will provide the students with real-world learning opportunities and experiences. Throughout their studies, students will have the possibility to build and develop their networks withing the game industry.
Important fact, KAMK has been recognized as a Sony Playstation First Academic Partner, the first one in Finland!

The extend of the bachelor’s studies is 210 ECTS and it takes 3,5 years to finish. One credit corresponds to approximately 27 hours of student work according to the international ECTS system.

Structure of Studies:

· Basic studies 50 ECTS

· Professional studies 100 ECTS

· Free-choice studies 15 ECTS

· Thesis 15 ECTS

· Practical training 30 ECTS

 

  • Graduates may find employment in various training, design, and development roles in the game and software development industry. Potential job titles include Game Designer, Game Graphic, Game Artist, Programmer, and Game Producer. 
  • The program has strong connections with local and international companies, including notable names like Critical Force, Supercell, Ubisoft, Housemarque, and Remedy. 
  • Possibility to emphasize entrepreneurship skills and start one’s own business after graduation. 
  • Also: Specialization options in game art/graphics, game programming, or producing games are chosen after the first semester based on aptitude and performance. 
  • Game design is available as a free-choice study. 

 

The admission requirements for the program can be found on the university page.

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can be found on the university page.

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