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 methodology of Hyper Island has been a true success. Today, Hyper Island runs the long term programs Digital Media (in Stockholm and Karlskrona), Interactive Art Director (Stockholm) and Motion Graphics Designer & Developer (Karlskrona and Stockholm) eCommerce Manager (Stockholm) and Mobile Application (Karlskrona). In total over 260 students study full time at Hyper Island each year.