About the programme
The program is suited for those with an interest in graphics, programming, design and visualization, and who want to combine artistic creativity and advanced programming to develop computer games. The program focuses on developing both the technical and creative abilities of the students, and teaches techniques for building visual systems and developing software for both creative industries and engineering fields.
Game technology covers a vast area, including simulation, system analyses, programming, game design and mathematics and evolve into complex software systems. Society requires competent professionals with knowledge of the latest technology, dissemination of information, interactive processes, system understanding, and game design for different user groups.
The Bachelor's program in Game Technology and Simulation provides a solid vocational and academic education. Through in-depth studies in computer science combined with cross-disciplinary game projects, students will become skilled game- and software developers and be able to solve problems, think holistically, understand and communicate at all levels throughout the whole development process.
Why study Game Technology and Simulation in Hamar?
The Faculty of Audiovisual Media and Creative Technologies brings together large interdisciplinary academic community within the fields of game technology, simulation, animation and digital arts. Students will gain experience working interdisciplinary in teams with students from other related programs.
Hamar is the game capital of Norway, with many companies specializing in game development. The program collaborates with local, national and international industry, in order to help students to learn more about starting their own businesses. Certain courses in the program also introduce entrepreneurship, and their purpose is to prepare students for working life as employees or entrepreneurs with their own business.
This is an exchange programme
Exchange students can select individual courses from the whole programme. Courses can be combined based on personal preferences.
All courses are eligible, but some courses may collide. We will assist in creating a learning agreement tailored to the student. Please note that some courses require prerequisite knowledge.
We offer a complete Bachelor Programme in Animation and Digital Art. This requires a B2 level in Norwegian language. For more information about Norwegian education, please visit The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service.