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Summer School Studies in Game Development

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences offers summer studies in Game Development. You can choose to complete the course "Developing a Commercial Game Application" worth 10 - 15 credits in summer 2017. The language of the summer school is English.

Duration of Studies:

12.6. - 28.7.2017 (10 ECTS)
12.6. - 23.8.2017 (15 ECTS)

Requirements: Previous knowledge of basic programming or graphics
Price: 10 ECTS = 150 euros
15 ECTS = 225 euros
Registration: 5 May 2017 at the latest
  The course is offered in the open university of applied sciences and can be accredited as part of your studies at your home university. Negotiate any possible studies to be accredited and the student financial aid for summer with your own university in advance.
   Registration

 

 

Developing a Commercial Game Application (10 - 15 ECTS)

During the course, you will work in game development teams for two or three months while simultaneously learning the objectives and methods of developing a commercial game. Within this course, you will create a game demo in production teams aimed at a wider audience and participate in the Assembly game development competition during the same year. You may have the opportunity to publish your own game.

Register for the Summer School in Game Development

 

Please note that if you wish to develop your skills in using either Unity 3D or Unreal Engine 4, you can also participate a week-long intensive course for this purpose: 

Game Programming Intensive Course (3 ECTS)

The objective of the intensice course is that the student masters the use of Unity or Unreal Engine and makes a computer game using either as a tool, as per instructions. The course takes place between 5 and 9 June, 2017. The course starts on Monday, 5 June at 10 am at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, in Taito 1 building (Kuntokatu 5, 87100 Kajaani). Price: 45 euros. 

Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday - Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00
Friday: 09:00 - 14:00

Computer classrooms are available from Monday to Thursday until 9 pm.

Course content:  

  • Visual Studio and Unity or Unreal Engine basics  
  • c# basics  
  • Principles of game application 
  • 3D game basics 
  • 3D mathematics basics  
  • Downloading and presenting 3D assets  
  • User feed 
  • Creating game mechanics 
  • Adding sounds 
  • HUD and adding menu texts 
  • Developing own game

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Please note! Both the summer course and the intensive course are free of charge for exchange students coming from Kajaani University of Applied Sciences' partner universities. Meals during the intensive course can be bought for a separate price of 80 euros (incl. breakfast, lunch, snacks, evening snacks).

Register for the Intensive course

 

Accommodation in Kajaani

You can find accommodation for the summer on campus. Choose from the following options for furnished rooms: 

The Vocational College KAO offers rooms in a dormitory for the price EUR 100 / double room / month and EUR 170 for a single room / month (prices in 2016, to be confirmed). Further information (in Finnish only). PLEASE NOTE! This option is not possible for the 15 ECTS course since the rooms are only available until 31 July. 

Kajaanin Pietari offers shared student accommodation on campus for the price EUR 325 / single room / month. In the apartments on campus, there are 5 students sharing one apartment, each of them having their own room with fridge and sharing kitchen and bathrooms. Apply for the accommodation online

  

Exchange Students

Students coming for exchange from our partner universities are nominated by their home universities. The students should apply for the Summer School via the online application. Application deadline is 30 April.

Please prepare the following documents to be attached to the online application: 

  • a photo
  • transcript of records from your home university (in English)
  • cover / motivation letter
  • the Learning Agreement 

Incoming exchange students do not have pay for the summer school.

Contact information:
KAMK International Office, kirsi.sievers(at)kamk.fi, tel +358 44 7101 616 

 

Further information

The summer course will be offered as open university of applied sciences studies. The participants from outside KAMK or our partner universities pay the fees as per invoice. 

Questions concerning registration and practical matters:

AIKOPA Open University of Applied Sciences
Ms Tiina Silvennoinen, tiina.silvennoinen(at)aikopa.fi  

For further academic information, please contact:

Lecturer
Mr Aku Mähönen, aku.mahonen(at)kamk.fi

Head of School, Information Systems
Kimmo Nikkanen, kimmo.nikkanen(at)kamk.fi, tel. +358 44 7101 409.