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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 2016.  

Duration of Studies:

13.6. - 29.7.2016, 2 months (10 ECTS) OR
13.6. - 26.8.2016, 3 months (15 ECTS)

Requirements: Previous knowledge of basic programming or graphics
Price: 15 euros / ECTS
Registration: by 15.5.2016 with avoinamk(at)
  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.



Developing a Commercial Game Application 

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.

Please note that if you wish to develop your skills in using either Unity 3D or Unreal Engine 4, a week-long intensive course for this purpose is available 6. – 10.6.2016. The price for the intensive course is 45 euros (3 ECTS).

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.

Accommodation in Kajaani

You can find accommodation for summer on campus. 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. Further information (in Finnish). 

 In addition, you can apply for accommodation from Kajaanin Pietari, that offeres shared student accommodation on campus for the price EUR 325 / single room / month.

Students coming for exchange from our partner universities should also follow the normal application procedure for exchange.

Further information

The summer course will be offered as open university of applied sciences studies. The price is 15 euros per ECTS. Exchange students coming from KAMK partner universities do not pay for this price.  

For further information, please contact:
Senior Lecturer Veli-Pekka Piirainen, veli-pekka.piirainen(at), tel. +358 44 7101 337.

Register for the course by 15.5.2016:
Course Secretary Tiina Silvennoinen, tel. +358 44 7101 124, tiina.silvennoinen(at)