Character Design and Representation, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 6 November 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-54803 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Visby

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

    Registration: 29 July 2022 – 22 August 2022

Entry requirements: 30 credits in game design


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 13,750

Tuition fee, total: SEK 13,750

About the course

The course has an interdisciplinary basis and is based on the interaction between ethnology, gender studies and game design. The course looks at different perspectives of cultural representations and other dimensions of power impact such as gender and ethnicity. Special attention is paid to different ways of portraying these aspects in games and in relation to game functions (game mechanics). The course includes both theoretical and practical elements. You will then transfer your theoretical knowledge into practical formative assignments both in groups and individually, and analyse your work processes and results.

More information


Department of Game Design

Strandgatan 1b (Residenset) 621 57 VISBY

Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland, 62167 Visby


Stephanie Noroozy, Study Counsellor


Study Administration: Questions about registration, cancellation, certificates etc.