GameDec – Courses
Level (semestr) 1
> Intro to Game Studies & Design (within Humanities 2.0: Fields & Disciplines)
> Interactive Fiction
> Board Games Design
> Role-playing Games Design (includes: RPG-lab and LARP-lab)
> Law and Economy of the Game Industry
> Project (a lot of team project work)
> Video Games Design I
> Gamification of Education and Management
> Game Theory for Designers
> Grant Writing
> Collaboration with Stakeholders (a lot of collaboration with game industry partners)
> ARG and Urban Games
> Video Games Design II
> Game Studies I
> Collaboration with Stakeholders
> Educational Games Design
> Games in Adaptations and Transmedia
> History of Digital Games
> Game Studies II
> Diploma Project (B.A. Seminar)
>>> you do not earn your gamedec’s license for writing a paper – you need a practical and implemented game project, developed over several months under your supervisor’s guidance
> Diploma Project
> Industrial Placement (3 months)
>>> on Level 6, you no longer have training sessions in our HQ > you only have internships outside of university + diploma project and paper developed in e-contact with the academic supervisor at UKW and an industry supervisor outside UKW
Click here for a more detailed overview of the Gamedec / H2.0 programme, presented by Dr. Michal Mochocki at Central & Eastern European Game Studies conference in Krakow, Poland, 2015.
Humanities 2.0 (Levels 1-5)
The above-described outline of Gamedec.UKW = courses comprising the specialisation path. It is integrated with the system Humanistyka 2.0 , which is a network of courses in humanities, social sciences and technical skills. They are concentrated primarily on Level 1, when students have not yet signed up for a specialisation. Only at the end of Level 1 do they choose a profession for Levels 2-6: Gamedec or DigiHuman.
The programme is carried out and developed in constant collaboration with industry partners. It was also consulted with practitioners from: Trefl, Wargamer, one2tribe.pl, Granna, World Loom, MoaCube, Portal Games, Symulacje Historyczne, Minefield Game Team, Funtiago, Centrum Gier Fabularnych FURIA, Kortunal – Turystyka i Przygoda, Argent Mark Games.
The name “Gamedec” comes from a popular sci-fi novel series by Marcin Przybyłek (aka Martin Ann). Used with author’s permission. There is also a novel-inspired board game by the same name, published in 2013 by CDP.pl. See gamedeczone.com.