The course provides and overview of the field of games, with focus on design aspects.
Particular emphasis is given to the genre of "serious games" which are interactive experiences not primerly concerned with entertainment, but insted having a strong intent to inform, educate, comment, or make a statement.
Testing and evaluation approaches are introduced towards the design of "serious games" prototypes.
To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.
However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.
There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.