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Video games are a major emerging art form, and courses in game design are becoming more and more standard. By entering these programs, students have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with developing games to prepare them for their future careers. You may be wondering, what is a course in game design? Programs focusing on this skill set are split into two fields of study: theoretical an… Read more

Video games are a major emerging art form, and courses in game design are becoming more and more standard. By entering these programs, students have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with developing games to prepare them for their future careers.

You may be wondering, what is a course in game design? Programs focusing on this skill set are split into two fields of study: theoretical and practical. Understanding game theory is vital to success, but students may also be able to create actual games to build experience and a portfolio at the same time. This series of courses is well complemented by 3D animation, interactive design, or interactive storytelling classes.

Besides building a portfolio that can help you get a design job after graduation, courses in game design also build a set of personal skills that will be beneficial in this industry. The ability to communicate and work with a group is imperative to game design, as well as critical thinking and problem solving.

Factors that determine how much the program costs include university choice, program length, and the country you study in. The most common countries to study game design are Finland, Sweden, and the United States. Be sure to research before enrolling.

The nature of the game industry allows for great flexibility in career options. More so than ever before, it is very feasible to create video games independently. Alternatively, with a growing market, it is becoming easier to get work with an existing studio. Plus, there are many different fields that you can specialize in, including design, programming, art, scripting, production, writing, and research, so you can find the niche that matches your interests.

It is the most exciting time to work in this industry, so start looking into the courses in game design available to you today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Western Iowa Tech Community College Distance Education
Sioux City, USA

We invite you to experience our online program in Video Game Development. The program develops skills in modeling, texturing, basic scripting, artistic knowledge, and the vide ... +

We invite you to experience our online program in Video Game Development. The program develops skills in modeling, texturing, basic scripting, artistic knowledge, and the video game pipeline. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Futuregames
Stockholm, Sweden +2 More

Whether it’s character art, environment art, effects, UI, or animation that you are most interested in doing for games, this program will get you into the industry with credib ... +

Whether it’s character art, environment art, effects, UI, or animation that you are most interested in doing for games, this program will get you into the industry with credibility through hands-on development experience in 3D graphics. -
Courses
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
LaSalle College Montreal
Montreal, Canada

The Video Games program at LaSalle College develop the skills needed to follow every step required to produce a fully functional video game. From story conception to character ... +

The Video Games program at LaSalle College develop the skills needed to follow every step required to produce a fully functional video game. From story conception to character design and controller -
Courses
Full-time
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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South & City College - Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Our courses are for anyone interested in careers in computer game development and gaming content for industry and media. You will gain a sound grounding in these areas while w ... +

Our courses are for anyone interested in careers in computer game development and gaming content for industry and media. You will gain a sound grounding in these areas while working across a variety of platforms. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
htk academy
Hamburg, Germany

Turn your passion into a job! In this vocational training, you will learn to design video games, as well as design and programming: You will do everything yourself, from findi ... +

Turn your passion into a job! In this vocational training, you will learn to design video games, as well as design and programming: You will do everything yourself, from finding topics to design and coding. Of course, also with the right marketing know-how in the field of game publishing to later successfully market your games. -
Courses
Full-time
3 years
German
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
Somerset College
Taunton, United Kingdom

Succeeding in the field of Games Technology involves a combination of technical aptitude and commercial and creative know-how. That’s exactly what our degree programmes are in ... +

Succeeding in the field of Games Technology involves a combination of technical aptitude and commercial and creative know-how. That’s exactly what our degree programmes are intended to equip you with, meaning that you’ll stand every chance of landing your dream job once you graduate from Somerset College. -
Courses
Full-time
2 years
Campus
 
VanArts
Vancouver, Canada

At VanArts, you’ll go a long way in a short period of time. Right now, you only visualize characters and sets in 3D; learn how to move those 3D assets from your imagination on ... +

At VanArts, you’ll go a long way in a short period of time. Right now, you only visualize characters and sets in 3D; learn how to move those 3D assets from your imagination onto the screen when you -
Courses
Full-time
Sep 2021
Campus
 
exMedia
Cologne, Germany

Lab.D, which stands for Laboratory for Dimensional research, is a primary facility at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, KHM for research and production of interdisciplinary p ... +

Lab.D, which stands for Laboratory for Dimensional research, is a primary facility at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, KHM for research and production of interdisciplinary projects dealing with 3D technologies and investigating space, time and play as a principal thematic field. -
Courses
Full-time
English, German
Oct 2021
Campus
 
LISAA Paris
Paris, France

The Entry Level year allows students to further basic theoretical, technical and methodological knowledge applicable across design disciplines and to prepare for studies in th ... +

The Entry Level year allows students to further basic theoretical, technical and methodological knowledge applicable across design disciplines and to prepare for studies in the fields of animation, special effects and video games. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas
Pinheiros, Brazil

A unique opportunity to approach the universe of computer graphics and gain general knowledge in its various segments such as: Animation, Concept Art, Special Effects (VFX), G ... +

A unique opportunity to approach the universe of computer graphics and gain general knowledge in its various segments such as: Animation, Concept Art, Special Effects (VFX), Games and Virtual Reality (VR). The learning happens during the development of a series of projects, that is, the student will "learn by doing", in a 100% practical and interdisciplinary way. The program was created for the student who is interested in the subject, but has little or no experience and would like to become a professional or change the career. -
Courses
5 months
Portuguese (Brazil), English
Campus
 
Blackrock Further Education Institute
Blackrock, Ireland

Have you ever played a game and thought, “I could have created a better game”? Do you have a flair for drawing and sketching? In this course, you will learn how to take the de ... +

Have you ever played a game and thought, “I could have created a better game”? Do you have a flair for drawing and sketching? In this course, you will learn how to take the design and software tools of game design to create new gaming experiences. -
Courses
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
West Thames College
Isleworth, United Kingdom

This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and reflects a growing interest in games design and animation - digital, cgi or traditional stop-motion. It is designed to ena ... +

This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and reflects a growing interest in games design and animation - digital, cgi or traditional stop-motion. It is designed to enable you to progress to university and develop your expertise in preparation for a career in the industry. The course makes use of London's great resources with visits to industry shows, theatres, films and museums. -
Courses
English
Aug 2021
 
Stockton Riverside College
Thornaby, United Kingdom

This creative course provides a fantastic opportunity to learn how to create computer games in one of the fastest developing creative industries in the world. You will gain a ... +

This creative course provides a fantastic opportunity to learn how to create computer games in one of the fastest developing creative industries in the world. You will gain a solid foundation of the creative processes involved in character design, motion capture, app game development, retro gaming, conceptual art and visual design aspects of computer games required to convert a game concept into reality. -
Courses
English
Aug 2021
 
University of Canterbury International College
Christchurch, New Zealand

University Transfer Programme: Product Design – Applied Immersive Game Design is the equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate Product Design degree. Upon completing ... +

University Transfer Programme: Product Design – Applied Immersive Game Design is the equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate Product Design degree. Upon completing the program, you will be eligible to progress to the second year of the Bachelor of Product Design degree at the University of Canterbury. -
Courses
English
Mar 2022
Campus
 
Tongmyong University
Nam-gu, South Korea

Department of Game Engineering, the first four-year college program in Busan, aims to nurture experts armed with the ability to develop game software and create digital conten ... +

Department of Game Engineering, the first four-year college program in Busan, aims to nurture experts armed with the ability to develop game software and create digital contents. -
Courses
English, Chinese, Korean
Mar 2022
 

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