Distance Education Decision for Autumn 2020

The Department of Game Design has formally decided to go online-only for the Autumn 2020 Semester.

This means that all of our students will be able to live anywhere in the world and fully participate throughout the rest of this year.

We would like to emphasize that this decision is only temporary and only in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation. We intend to provide our campus education on-campus as soon as the situation will allow. A decision for the Spring Semester 2021 will be taken no later than October.

Nordegravar, Visby.
Hopefully we’ll see you on Gotland by the spring semester 2021.

You probably have a lot of questions and so we have tried to collect some of them to provide some answers and resources for you: 

  • FAQ page about the Distance Education Decision for Autumn 2020
    • If you feel that your question is not answered there, please feel free to write to us and we will try to do our best to answer or add it to the list.
  • The department’s technician remains available on campus throughout the spring semester. Erik Wallin (@weakman54) is filling in for Finn Engström, and will be available in F11 between 13:00-15:00. Current students can contact Erik if you need any help with hardware.

Department newsletter #6

Highlights from this issue:·       

  • Programme Council meetings coming up in May.
    • Contact your Programme Coordinator or a Student Representative from the list, to influence your education.
  • Application to become a Buddy opens today, closes on April 20. Details are found in the email from gamedesign at speldesign.uu.se sent late on April 15.
  • Remember to sign your team up for the Gotland Game Conference replacement Jam on itch.
  • Join the webinar about Study Abroad opportunities, April 17.
  • A short report from an event from the Games & Society Lab.

Special Edition Newsletter

  • All courses for the spring semester have moved online
  • Register for your upcoming courses (deadline: March 29th)
  • Apply for your autumn courses (deadline: April 15th)
    • Information was mailed to you on March 16th. Check your spam folder!
  • Gotland Game Conference 2020 has been cancelled

Read the full-text PDF here:

Keep calm, stay informed and wash your hands.

Department newsletter #5

This is the fifth newsletter for all staff and students active at the Department of Game Design. Contents:

  • Overview of current research and creative work at the department
  • Game Developers Conference 2020 has been cancelled
  • Corona Virus guidelines from the public health agency

The newsletter is published in three issues per semester. Staff can review the newsletters on the Staff Portal to receive more details there. Students are welcome to submit news too, at: gamedesign [at] speldesign [dot] uu [dot] se.