Game Design, Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate prepares students to: develop an understanding of narrative strategies, production pipeline and structure in games, develop interactive game character and environmental creation techniques, develop their aesthetic and conceptual understanding of animation and video games as an art form, apply critical assessment to their own and their peer's work, complete a complex and large-scale gaming project.

This is an advanced certificate; students must first complete the Digital Animation Certificate. Skills developed in the Game Design Certificate build upon skills developed in the Digital Animation Certificate. Courses taken for this certificate can be applied to the BFA, BA Studio or the MFA Visual Art degree programs. This certificate may be of interest and value to Communication and Computer Science students interested in Game Development careers.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate or Graduate Advanced Level 
  • Eligibility: Current WP Students; Non-WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 12 college credits (4 courses)
  • Instruction Method: Traditional and online courses available
  • Average Time to Completion: Two to Four Semesters 

Skills Developed*

  • Communication
  • Technology
  • Teamwork 

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key competencies

Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • Games Designer 
  • Character Artist 
  • Level Designer
  • Concept Artist 
  • 3D Artist
  • Game Animator 
  • UI/UX Designer 
  • Content Designer 

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