Short Certificate: Game Design

Suggested Semester Sequence

The Game Design certificate provides students with a foundation focusing on the fundamentals of 2D and 3D Game Design for various platforms including console, computer and mobile devices. Completion of this certificate will provide students with applied experience utilizing industry standard tools and techniques to develop games for a broad audience. This program is designed to prepare students to:

  • Use theories of game design to create an interactive experience and framework around a theme for a targeted/chosen audience.
  • Plan, design and build assets, mechanics and rules to assemble a playable prototype.
  • Develop, refine and evaluate the game with the appropriate digital or analog tools to produce the final product for a chosen gaming platform.
  • Launch/Publish the game through appropriate channels.
First Semester Credit Hrs
EVC&D-1015 Digital Studio Basics 3
VCIL-1640 3D Design 3
VCIL-1640 3D Design 3
VCIL-2040 3D Motion 3
VCIM-1200 Game Design I: Introduction to Game Design 3
VCIM-1400 Game Design II: Game Engines 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester Credit Hrs
VC&D-2991 Portfolio Preparation OR VCIL-2540 3D StudioOR VCIM-2571 Interactive Media Studio 3
VCIM-2200 Game Design III: Game Design Studio 3
VCIM-2270 Animation for the Web and Media 3
VCIM-2371 Interactive Media I OR IT-2400 Unity Game Programming 3
Semester Total 12