Master's Degree Programme in Internet and Game Studies

Periods

Period I (27-Aug-2018 – 21-Oct-2018)
Period II (22-Oct-2018 – 14-Dec-2018)
Period III (7-Jan-2019 – 3-Mar-2019)
Period IV (4-Mar-2019 – 26-May-2019)
Period (27-Aug-2018 - 21-Oct-2018)
General Studies [Period I]
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

http://www.uta.fi/admissions/node/53

The Master's Degreee Programme in IGS will arrange on xx August 2018 an information session for the new students.

The session is compulsory for the new degree students in the Master programme.

Periods: I
Language of instruction: English

The course consists of a pre-assignement and 3x2 hour workshops + online assignments related to each workshop. There are six identical groups in the course, all arranged in the 1 period.

More information and enrolment for the course in advance: http://www.uta.fi/kirjasto/en/courses/basicsofil.html

Enrolment for University Studies


Teaching
11-Sep-2018 – 28-Sep-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
3-Sep-2018 – 3-Mar-2019
Periods: I II III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module is made up of class sessions including group work (20 hours), as well as independent out of class tasks (61 hours). The module will be three periods long and will take place in the autumn semester of the first year of the master’s degree programme.

Enrolment for University Studies

If you wish to complete the course during the academic year 2018-2019, contact the teacher no later than March 15, 2019.

Teaching
27-Aug-2018 – 26-May-2019
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module (54 hours) is online apart from individual teacher-student tutorials for discussion of the submitted thesis extract. The work consists of readings, group analysis tasks and thesis writing work. Students should take the module after their research proposal has been accepted by their programme and they are about to embark upon the writing of their thesis.

Enrolment for University Studies

In cases where more students register for a course than space allows, priority is assigned as follows:

1. First priority is given to the degree students of the University of Tampere.
2. Second priority is given to the exchange students of the University of Tampere.
3. Third priority is given to the Tampere3 students and to the high school students of the UTA Teacher Training School.

In addition, there is a quota of 5 for the Open University students in every group.

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
11-Sep-2018 – 13-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies

In cases where more students register for a course than space allows, priority is assigned as follows:

1. First priority is given to the degree students of the University of Tampere.
2. Second priority is given to the exchange students of the University of Tampere.
3. Third priority is given to the Tampere3 students and to the high school students of the UTA Teacher Training School.

In addition, there is a quota of 5 for the Open University students in every group.

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
27-Aug-2018 – 12-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English

The course focuses on the basic and general features of scientific research, methodology, and argumentation, as applicable to any field of study. Some central themes in the philosophy of science will also be discussed, in an introductory manner.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Sep-2018 – 26-Oct-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is intended to all new international UTA Master’s degree students, but it will serve also international Doctoral students. Other degree and exchange students may join if there are free places.

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva

12.9. Seija-Leena Nevala: Finland – 100 years of Independency

19.9. Raisa Harju-Autti: Finnish Education System

26.9. Katja Keisala: How to Communicate in Finland

3.10. Hannu Sinisalo: Boundaries of Finnishness and Ethnic Minorities in Finland

10.10. Ari Vanamo: Finnish Forests and Forestry

17.10. Katja Fält: Finnish Art History in a Nutshell

24.10. Johanna Peltoniemi: Finnish Political System

31.10. Lina van Aerschot: Finnish Welfare and Social Services

7.11. Marko Seppänen: Finnish Innovations: Past, Present and Future

14.11. Tarja Rautiainen-Keskustalo: About Music Scenes in Finland

21.11. Arja Luiro: Finnish Gastronomy

28.11. Jyrki Jyrkiäinen: Special Features of Finnish Mass Media

5.12. exam, time: 2pm-4pm

12.12. retake exam


Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment to the course

- TUT and TAMK students: enrolment with electronic form during the enrolment period 25.8.- 5.9.2017
- UTA students: enrolment in NettiOpsu, click below

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
12-Sep-2018 – 12-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Advanced Studies in Internet and Game Studies [Period I]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2018 – 17-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
4-Sep-2018 – 11-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In addition, participation in the Continuing Thesis Seminar ("gradupiiri"). Further information and timetables on the course homepage.

Orientation in Game Interface Design and Research [Period I]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
6-Sep-2018 – 13-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

The course is intended for UTA and TUT students in the Master's Programme in Human-Technology Interaction and for other students interested in user-centered design and evaluation methods.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
3-Sep-2018 – 10-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
10-Sep-2018 – 31-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Course information in Moodle.

Complementing Studies for Master's Degree Programme [Period I]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
4-Sep-2018 – 8-Nov-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Period (22-Oct-2018 - 14-Dec-2018)
General Studies [Period II]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
3-Sep-2018 – 3-Mar-2019
Periods: I II III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module is made up of class sessions including group work (20 hours), as well as independent out of class tasks (61 hours). The module will be three periods long and will take place in the autumn semester of the first year of the master’s degree programme.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
22-Oct-2018 – 4-Dec-2018
Periods: II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module is made up of class sessions including group work (20 hours), as well as independent out of class tasks (61 hours). The module will be three periods long and will take place in the autumn semester of the first year of the master’s degree programme.

Enrolment for University Studies

If you wish to complete the course during the academic year 2018-2019, contact the teacher no later than March 15, 2019.

Teaching
27-Aug-2018 – 26-May-2019
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module (54 hours) is online apart from individual teacher-student tutorials for discussion of the submitted thesis extract. The work consists of readings, group analysis tasks and thesis writing work. Students should take the module after their research proposal has been accepted by their programme and they are about to embark upon the writing of their thesis.

Enrolment for University Studies

In cases where more students register for a course than space allows, priority is assigned as follows:

1. First priority is given to the degree students of the University of Tampere.
2. Second priority is given to the exchange students of the University of Tampere.
3. Third priority is given to the Tampere3 students and to the high school students of the UTA Teacher Training School.

In addition, there is a quota of 5 for the Open University students in every group.

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
11-Sep-2018 – 13-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

The course focuses on the basic and general features of scientific research, methodology, and argumentation, as applicable to any field of study. Some central themes in the philosophy of science will also be discussed, in an introductory manner.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Sep-2018 – 26-Oct-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is intended to all new international UTA Master’s degree students, but it will serve also international Doctoral students. Other degree and exchange students may join if there are free places.

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva

12.9. Seija-Leena Nevala: Finland – 100 years of Independency

19.9. Raisa Harju-Autti: Finnish Education System

26.9. Katja Keisala: How to Communicate in Finland

3.10. Hannu Sinisalo: Boundaries of Finnishness and Ethnic Minorities in Finland

10.10. Ari Vanamo: Finnish Forests and Forestry

17.10. Katja Fält: Finnish Art History in a Nutshell

24.10. Johanna Peltoniemi: Finnish Political System

31.10. Lina van Aerschot: Finnish Welfare and Social Services

7.11. Marko Seppänen: Finnish Innovations: Past, Present and Future

14.11. Tarja Rautiainen-Keskustalo: About Music Scenes in Finland

21.11. Arja Luiro: Finnish Gastronomy

28.11. Jyrki Jyrkiäinen: Special Features of Finnish Mass Media

5.12. exam, time: 2pm-4pm

12.12. retake exam


Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment to the course

- TUT and TAMK students: enrolment with electronic form during the enrolment period 25.8.- 5.9.2017
- UTA students: enrolment in NettiOpsu, click below

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
12-Sep-2018 – 12-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Advanced Studies in Internet and Game Studies [Period II]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
22-Oct-2018 – 10-Dec-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
4-Sep-2018 – 11-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In addition, participation in the Continuing Thesis Seminar ("gradupiiri"). Further information and timetables on the course homepage.

Aim: developing a tabletop game of biodiversity offsetting in collaboration with the Offsetting Game research project. Course consists of lectures on biodiversity offsetting, gamification and game design, of game testing sessions and a final Game Jam where small groups develop their own offsetting game designs

In the Degree programme in Information studies and Interactive media (ITI) and in the Master's Degree Programme in Internet and Game Studies (IGS) this course can cover following courses:

ITIA11 Aineopintojen muu valinnainen opintojakso ITIS45 Current Approaches in Games and Internet Research
Please contact Olli Sotamaa (@ staff.uta.fi) for inquiries regarding the above degree programs!

Enrolment for University Studies

Max. 30 students

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
24-Oct-2018 – 12-Dec-2018
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Orientation in Game Interface Design and Research [Period II]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
6-Sep-2018 – 13-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

The course is intended for UTA and TUT students in the Master's Programme in Human-Technology Interaction and for other students interested in user-centered design and evaluation methods.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
3-Sep-2018 – 10-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
10-Sep-2018 – 31-Dec-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Course information in Moodle.

Complementing Studies for Master's Degree Programme [Period II]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
4-Sep-2018 – 8-Nov-2018
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Period (7-Jan-2019 - 3-Mar-2019)
General Studies [Period III]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
3-Sep-2018 – 3-Mar-2019
Periods: I II III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module is made up of class sessions including group work (20 hours), as well as independent out of class tasks (61 hours). The module will be three periods long and will take place in the autumn semester of the first year of the master’s degree programme.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
22-Oct-2018 – 4-Dec-2018
Periods: II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module is made up of class sessions including group work (20 hours), as well as independent out of class tasks (61 hours). The module will be three periods long and will take place in the autumn semester of the first year of the master’s degree programme.

Enrolment for University Studies

If you wish to complete the course during the academic year 2018-2019, contact the teacher no later than March 15, 2019.

Teaching
27-Aug-2018 – 26-May-2019
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module (54 hours) is online apart from individual teacher-student tutorials for discussion of the submitted thesis extract. The work consists of readings, group analysis tasks and thesis writing work. Students should take the module after their research proposal has been accepted by their programme and they are about to embark upon the writing of their thesis.

Enrolment for University Studies

In cases where more students register for a course than space allows, priority is assigned as follows:

1. First priority is given to the degree students of the University of Tampere.
2. Second priority is given to the exchange students of the University of Tampere.
3. Third priority is given to the Tampere3 students and to the high school students of the UTA Teacher Training School.

In addition, there is a quota of 5 for the Open University students in every group.

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
8-Jan-2019 – 22-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

The course focuses on the basic and general features of scientific research, methodology, and argumentation, as applicable to any field of study. Some central themes in the philosophy of science will also be discussed, in an introductory manner.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
11-Jan-2019 – 1-Mar-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is intended to all new international UTA Master’s degree students, but it will serve also international Doctoral students. Other degree and exchange students may join if there are free places.

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva

Advanced Studies in Internet and Game Studies [Period III]

In period III, ITIS45 or ITIA11 can be covered by the course TIE-40306 Gamification: A Walkthrough of How Games Are Shaping Our Lives organised at TUT. You can apply for the right to take the course at TUT through the cross-institutional study service, see instructions.

Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
10-Jan-2019 – 23-May-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In addition, participation in the Continuing Thesis Seminar ("gradupiiri"). Further information and timetables on the course homepage.

During the course students get to know the basics of performance theory in relation to game studies. Contact sessions include both theoretical discussions and practical parts. Students will produce their own artistic performances with and for games and game devices.

The course is suitable for both bachelor and master students, and to students from various disciplines, such as game studies, media culture, theatre and drama research, and HCI.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
15-Jan-2019 – 12-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

JOVA11 Kerronnan monet muodot can be replaced by this course. If the student decides only to participate in the contact sessions, they will have to do a book exam for the remaining two points.

Orientation in Game Interface Design and Research [Period III]

Practical implementation:
The course covers different types of human-technology interaction including, e.g., virtual reality, augmented reality, tangible interaction, information visualization, public displays and wearable computing. For each type, an overview of past and current work from scientific literature is discussed and the concept of interaction technique works as the focal point throughout.

The course is graded pass/fail and passing the course requires the completion of weekly design and analysis exercises, giving a presentation on a given research paper, writing a blog post and participating in discussions during the meetings and on-line. Full remote participation is possible with per participant agreement. Meetings will be available on-line. Passing this part of the course will result in 5cu marking which can be expanded to 10cu by completing a project work where a prototype system is developed and evaluated. The project can be done during period IV, or with a special agreement, at later time.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Jan-2019 – 26-May-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Moodle is used during the course for communication and returning the exercises.

Teaching in period III, optional course work in period IV.

Complementing Studies for Master's Degree Programme [Period III]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Jan-2019 – 13-May-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Period (4-Mar-2019 - 26-May-2019)
General Studies [Period IV]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
22-Oct-2018 – 4-Dec-2018
Periods: II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module is made up of class sessions including group work (20 hours), as well as independent out of class tasks (61 hours). The module will be three periods long and will take place in the autumn semester of the first year of the master’s degree programme.

Enrolment for University Studies

If you wish to complete the course during the academic year 2018-2019, contact the teacher no later than March 15, 2019.

Teaching
27-Aug-2018 – 26-May-2019
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module (54 hours) is online apart from individual teacher-student tutorials for discussion of the submitted thesis extract. The work consists of readings, group analysis tasks and thesis writing work. Students should take the module after their research proposal has been accepted by their programme and they are about to embark upon the writing of their thesis.

Advanced Studies in Internet and Game Studies [Period IV]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Mar-2019 – 7-May-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
4-Mar-2019 – 20-May-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

In period IV, ITIS45 or ITIA11 can be covered by the course TIE-40406 Gamification: Theory, Practice and Design organised at TUT. You can apply for the right to take the course at TUT through the cross-institutional study service, see instructions.

Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
10-Jan-2019 – 23-May-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In addition, participation in the Continuing Thesis Seminar ("gradupiiri"). Further information and timetables on the course homepage.

Orientation in Game Interface Design and Research [Period IV]

Practical implementation:
The course covers different types of human-technology interaction including, e.g., virtual reality, augmented reality, tangible interaction, information visualization, public displays and wearable computing. For each type, an overview of past and current work from scientific literature is discussed and the concept of interaction technique works as the focal point throughout.

The course is graded pass/fail and passing the course requires the completion of weekly design and analysis exercises, giving a presentation on a given research paper, writing a blog post and participating in discussions during the meetings and on-line. Full remote participation is possible with per participant agreement. Meetings will be available on-line. Passing this part of the course will result in 5cu marking which can be expanded to 10cu by completing a project work where a prototype system is developed and evaluated. The project can be done during period IV, or with a special agreement, at later time.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Jan-2019 – 26-May-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Moodle is used during the course for communication and returning the exercises.

Teaching in period III, optional course work in period IV.

Complementing Studies for Master's Degree Programme [Period IV]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
6-Mar-2019 – 22-May-2019
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Jan-2019 – 13-May-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English