Making games can be as rewarding as playing them
Today’s video games are complex pieces of software that require a deep understanding of math, computer science, and physics. These workshops and courses cover the entire game development process and production pipeline. Students build the range of skills needed to turn a good game idea into the kind of high-quality game experience today’s players expect, including:
- Fundamentals of programming, digital art, and sound design
- Foundational game mechanics
- The game design and development process
- The game production pipeline
- Art and sound production
- World building and storytelling
Game Design Programs
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Who should take Game Design programs
This program is for students who are interested in game design, who are curious about the makings of video games and strive to understand the world of creation.
Courses in Game Design are for creative-minded students who are curious to understand the behaviour and psychology behind games and eager to learn the skills and methods for designing fun and engaging interactive systems. Students will spend time prototyping, testing, and developing different game ideas.
Students who excel in this program enjoy blending the mechanical, spatial and narrative aspects of the game experience. Game Design is a good fit for students who can envision putting themselves in the players’ shoes to create worlds and wonders through their imagination.
Design Games and Applications
Work as a designer on a team to create game experiences with systems and mechanics.
Learn How to Prototype Your Ideas
Learn about the cycle of design, user testing, and iteration to create products that are intuitive and effective.
Study Human Behavior in Relation to a Game Experience
Learn about psychology, storytelling, and other subjects as they relate to interactive media and user experiences.
Study Game Design Theory and Methodology
Examine the practice of game design from a variety of angles, including system design, level design, technical design, and more.
Do you see yourself working as an entrepreneur or entry-level game designer?
With Game Design courses, students will develop skills in order to pursue professional design roles within game development and beyond.
Game Developer, Game Designer, Digital
Interface Designer, Level Designer, UX Designer, Gameplay Programmer, Systems Designer, Software Architect
Example Median Yearly Salary in the Seattle Metro area:
- Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers - $150,040
*Source: careeronestop.org, U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022