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Game Design and Development (10 cr)

Code: AM00CS62-3001

General information


01.07.2022 - 13.09.2022


29.08.2022 - 16.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Institute of Design and Fine Arts (LAB)


Lahti Campus

Teaching languages

  • English

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Media Content Design
  • Complementary competence and optional courses, Bachelors


  • Juho Hartikainen
  • Antti Heinonen
  • - LAB_virtuaaliopettaja_MES_01

Scheduling groups

  • Game Design (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)


  • 07TVT20K

Small groups

  • Game Design

Learning outcomes

Student is able to
- describe the stages of a game design process
- categorise and analyse a game product's design, structure and mechanics
- know how to create and document a basic game concept
- understand structure the game development team and work as a team member in a game design project
- describe the different phases of game design projects and work for the project goals.

Implementation and methods of teaching

- Lectures, group work and individual assignments.
- Game concept development project

Timing and attendance

The course hour contact days with students and lot of independent group working.
80% attendance required.

Learning material and recommended literature

The Art of Game Design, Jesse Schell 2008, ISBN 978-0123694966

Working life cooperation

Possibility of RDI-project assignments

Learning environment

Classroom, Moodle, Zoom

Student time use and work load

The course contains contact days with students (33%)
Assignments and group works outside of lectures (67%)


The course will be implemented by lectures, which will contain theoretical explanations on different aspects of game concept design, incl.
- basic principals of game design, game character design and level design
- Introduction of different platforms and frameworks for game designers
- structure and duties of the game development team.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Module is primarily for the Media Content Design students

Assessment scale