Hyper Island started in 1995 when Jonathan Briggs, David Erixon and Lars Lundh met during a project involving a CD-rom production. They soon realized the increasing need of a different kind of education involving industry based learning, for the growing new media industry. The first long term program at Hyper Island started in Karlskrona 1996 with 32 students.
Since the start in 1996, the pedagogic of Hyper Island has been a true success. After ten years in Karlskrona, we are happy to announce that Hyper Island is about to expand and open up a new branch in Stockholm from August 2007.
- Digital Media will be divided between Stockholm and Karlskrona. Stockholm will concentrate on local businesses, both regarding guest lecturers and internships resulting in employment. Karlskrona will focus on international lecturers and internship placements and will for the first time accept non-Swedish speaking students. 85% of our Digital Media students get job offers before graduating!
- Interactive Art Director is a 1-year design specialization for established designers. A 13 week internship placement is part of the education, giving students an invaluable opportunity to evolve and advance in the business in a short period of time!
- Business Management is a two year AVET (Advanced Vocational Eduation & Training) program, graduating students for a future career as managers. The main focus of the program is to educate students to meet the upcoming needs for modern and visionary management in companies, organisations and projects. The program is located in Karlskrona, with students going on a 17 week internship at the business type of their own choice.
In total over 260 students study full time at Hyper Island each year.