Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulun opinto-opas 2014–15

Game Design and Production

Basic information of the minor

Extent of the minor in ECTS credits: 15 or 25

Teacher in charge of the minor: Miikka Junnila

Language of instruction: English

Target group (for whom the minor is meant): only masters level students

Level of the minor: advanced

Content of the minor

Learning outcomes of the minor

The learning outcomes of the minor are

  • to understand what games and game design are,
  • how games are analyzed and
  • how they are made in multidisciplinary groups.

Content of the minor

The minor subject in game design and production offers the student an opportunity to understand more about games and game production. Alternative versions are worth of 15 ECTS or 25 ECTS.

We encourage students to choose this 25 ECTS version of the minor subject, as that gives the student a full experience of the hands-on aspect of game design and production during the game project. We hope that the applicant has a strong interest in games and experience in some relevant skill like for example game design, art, animation or programming.

Structure of the minor

Game Design and Game Analysis courses are obligatory for all Games minor students. Game Project is either 5 ECTS credits or 15 ECTS depending on the size of the minor studies.



ECTS Credits


Game Design



Game Analysis



Game Project


Timing of the minor


Applying to the minor

Number of available places


Application process and selection criteria

Application time for Aalto University students for Game Design and Production minor subject studies (15 or 25 credits) is 1.-15.5.2014. Aalto students apply via eAge https://eage.aalto.fi/. Students from other Finnish universities apply during the JOO application time 1.-30.4. via JOOPAS https://haku.joopas.fi.

Needed attachments are a transcript of records and a motivation letter. In the letter the applicant describes his/her background and experience relating to the minor subject applied for as well as indicates his/her learning objectives. We strongly recommend that the applicants provide links to videos and/or other documentation about their past games, software, art, design etc.

Selection criteria:

1) educational background relating to the minor subject

2) working experience or other experience relating to the minor subject

3) feasible learning goals relating to the minor subject

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