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Do you want to design games? Or are you just curious about how to make a game? This is a program offered for all skill levels.

You will meet other young people who are interested in games and game design. How do games work? How do we create them?

Creative environment

Designing games is a creative process, and it's important to be in an environment that stimulates different aspects of yourself. Together, you will design the game from a simple idea to a functioning game, and there are many pieces that need to fall into place. Along with the rest of the program, you will work on everything from high-line design to programming.

The students attend conferences and Game Jams to network with others who study or work in game development.

Understand how the games work

To create games, you need to understand how good games are built. We look at how different games are constructed, both in terms of content and technical aspects. When we study the games, we see entirely new aspects and gain valuable knowledge to develop our own ideas.

Develop your own games

The goal is for you to be able to create your own games. You should be able to create a good story, make good design choices, and be proficient in programming in Unity (programming language C#). Throughout the year, you will work through processes that give you the skills you need to develop your own games.


We both visit and receive visits from professional game developers and studioes.


Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 2 dager

Konsoll is a two-day conference for game developers. The conference is held annually in Bergen, and brings together game developers from all over Norway and abroad to listen to world-class speakers.

Konsoll consists of presentations, panels, workshops, and discussions. The conference also serves as a forum to strengthen the bonds between Norwegian game developers, bring leading industry talents to Bergen to share their knowledge, while also allowing Norwegian studios to connect with the broader international industry.

Konsoll attracts more than 400 professional game developers and students from Norway and abroad who come to Bergen eager to hear the latest insights and experiences in the game development industry.

Nordic Tour

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 8-10 dager

Meals included per day: 3

The Nordic tour starts in Oslo before we move on to Sweden and Finland.

In Oslo, we hope to visit the game studios Funcom, Red Thread Games, and Krillbite. All of them are milestones in the Norwegian game industry:

Funcom was established in 1990 and has since grown to become one of the world's largest independent game studios. They are best known for MMORPG games such as Conan Exiles and The Secret World. They are now developing the official Dune game. Red Thread Games has roots in Funcom but has both veterans and new additions to the game industry. From here, we have the games Dreamfall Chapters and Draugen. They are now working hard on Dustborne. Krillbite had a major success with Among the Sleep and established itself as one of the new important studios in Norway. In Oslo, we visit schools such as Kristiania and Westerdals.

After Oslo, we go to Malmö. There, we find Frictional Games, the studio behind the Amnesia series and SOMA.

The trip ends in Helsinki, Finland, where we find Remedy (Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Control) and Housemarque (Returnal). Whether we get access to all these studios remains to be seen, but we set the bar high.

The details of the tour program are determined by the class together. There are many ways to customize the tour according to the class's wishes. For example, we can add visits to other cities or other activities. The most important thing is that we get a study trip that gives us inspiration and great experiences.

Around the Campfire

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 2 dager

At the beginning of the school year, we go on an overnight trip together.

We travel away from school and into nature.

In the evening, we gather around the campfire. Flames have been a central gathering point throughout human history. Most of us love sitting around a fire, sharing good stories, food, and a sense of community. This is an effective team-building activity!

The goal of the trip is for us to quickly get to know each other, while also pitching ideas and plans we have for the year.

Bli-kjent-tur til Voss

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 2-3 dager

We're going to Voss to experience the nature of the west coast and get to know each other better.

During the start of the school year, the entire school travels to Voss. There, we stay at the Voss hostel and spend our days doing various activities to get to know each other better.

Some of the activities include:

  • Volleyball Games and competitions
  • Quiz
  • Easy hiking

"Blåtur" in Western Norway

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 2 dager

Towards the end of the school year, we go on a joint "blåtur" to an unknown place in Western Norway.

The term "blåtur" may not be that well known, but many people have been on a "blåtur" without knowing that's what it's called. A "blåtru"r is simply a surprise trip - where you join the trip, but have no idea where the trip will take you. A trip "out of the blue", if you will.

This is primarily a social trip that we take to have a nice end to the school year.

At the folk high school, you're allowed to be social and have fun together. Here, we have safe boundaries that allow you to be with friends and have fun.

Come along to Bergen

As a student at Fana Folk High School, you will become familiar with Bergen.

Bergen has a vibrant cultural scene. Throughout the year, we go to theater performances, exhibitions, and concerts.

The city also hosts a variety of festivals. During the school year, there are international film festivals, theater festivals, and music festivals in the city.

You also have time to explore the city on your own. Go to the cinema, stroll around and observe the city's life, go up to Fløyen or have a coffee at one of the cozy cafes.

Creative main subjects and many elective subjects

The school has many different main subjects. This creates a school environment with diversity and many different types of people.

You immerse yourself in the main subject with your class throughout the school year.

In addition, you choose from many exciting elective subjects. You choose elective subjects several times during the school year and can choose new subjects each time.

Safe and educational trips

We have a joint start-up trip at the beginning of the year. This is a cozy low-threshold trip that everyone participates in.

All the main subjects go on study trips. Some travel abroad and others stay in Norway. Our study trips combine academic content with social community on the trip.

Get to know Norwegian language and culture

During a year at a folk high school in Bergen, you will make Norwegian friends, learn some Norwegian, and get to know Norwegian culture and society.

Our language courses are suitable for beginners and students with som previous knowledge of Norwegian. After a year at Fana folk high school, you can expect to understand and speak Norwegian reasonably well.


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