Sept 2020 Newsletter

Highlights from this first issue of the Autumn 2020 semester: 

  • From the Heads of the Department: A New Academic Year – New Opportunities!
  • Meet our Teaching Assistants!
  • My First Jam planned for October 2!
  • A collection of links and videos from Campus Gotland to start the semester right!

Here is a collection of resources that will make your time studying way, way easier. Including free literature, cheaper software, world-wide WiFi coverage, and more.

Apply to Ung Svensk Form 2021!

Ung Svensk Form is an arena for young design in Sweden. Ung Svensk Form is a juried competition where the nominated entries will take part in a travel exhibition. To apply you need to be born in 1984 or later. All students can apply, regardless of age. All fields of design can apply graphic design, product design, architecture, interior design, exhibition design, furniture, glass, ceramic, textile, fashion, web design etc.

Scholarships 2021:

By applying to Ung Svensk Form 2020 – you have the chance to win a paid scholarship with room and board from IKEA, working grant at Ericsson, working grant at Massive Entertainment, Arvet working grant (architecture), Kvadrat grant, Lammhults Möbel grant, among many other prizes. Ung Svensk Form is open to young designers working in Sweden and Swedish designers residing and working outside of Sweden. To apply you need to be born in 1984 or later. All students can apply, regardless of age.

Application deadline: September 30th 2020.

Apply for the Michael Treschow Scholarship

One student is selected each year to receive 100 000 SEK.

The goal of the Michael Treschow Scholarship is to support each year a talented student who intends to use design principles and practices to improve organizations and/or businesses, and to enhance their contribution to economy, society and human lives. The contributions can be in several different fields, such as industry, society and social issues at large.

One student is selected each year to receive 100 000 SEK.

The application period open between 3 September – 3 October 2020.

KEY DATES 2020

  • Application period: 3 September to 3 October.
  • Results: 3 November.
  • Award ceremony: early December. 

Find more information, and prepare your application, on the scholarship’s website: https://ssehoi.com/mts

The Gotland Game Showcase 2020

The final 10 weeks of the academic year are our busiest. The campus is alive with students. In teams, they would be hard at work, creating magnificent games. Some of them would be building arcade boxes – the performative nature of the player being central to the game’s experience. Others would be building vertical slices of the games they’ve been burning to make – experiences that are greater than the sum of their parts. Even the third year students, sometimes find time to turn a game in – answering their research questions through game design. And then there are even more games – ones that were made during the year and updated and polished for our show floor.

As part of the Gotland Game Conference, students present these games to a jury of academics, alumni and industry luminaries. They also show it to their toughest audience: their peers and the public. For three days at the end of their spring semester, our students demonstrate, discuss, and present their games, taking feedback on their creations.

This takes them to the end of their academic year, and our conference: the award show where we recognize the hard work and talent that went into all the games.

This year, of course, was different. This year our show floor was at itch.io. This year the floor was open to everyone with an internet connection. 39 student teams choose to participate, and over the past 4 days they have received 524 comments with feedback and well over 1700 ratings of their games!

Big thanks to everyone who submitted games, and who took the time to play and provide feedback! Without further ado, we are proud to present the winners of the GGC 2020:

The Award Winners 2020

All 39 submissions are still available to play on the Itch.io Jam Page! You can also check out this live-stream of the games, hosted by the student union.

Finally: a big congrats to all the third year students who graduates today! We’ll see the rest of you again (on zoom) in September. Keep washing your hands, and have a great summer everybody!