The Game Design certificate is for students that want a general knowledge of the principles of game design and application of those principles on a variety of platforms. Students will learn concepts in board and card game creation, as well as gaining knowledge on creating games using digital tools and engines. Problem-solving common issues in the game design pipeline will be an emphasis of this program.
Identify and apply the principles of game design
Collaborate in a group to organize and design a game prototype
Critically analyze the design of a game
Express the game pipeline through collaborative digital design projects
Discuss and use advanced scripting and node-based programming languages
Discover effective methodologies for game mechanics and designs
Discover rapid prototyping in the context of game design