Game Design

Get a short and stackable introductory knowledge set that can be used in a variety of professions. In addition to the game industry, it can be applied in multifaceted areas that use games as core components, such as AR/VR/MR, design, UX, engineering, business, and education.

This program is perfect for...

  • Anyone who wants to discover which specialty they would like to pursue
  • Designers, UX designers, web developers, interactive content and mobile app developers, programmers
  • Writers and entertainment animators
  • Entrepreneurs and educators

What you can learn.

  • Learn elements of interactive and immersive game design
  • Explore game design
  • Become familiar with game engines
  • Learn creation of game prototypes
  • Development of creative, problem-solving, critical thinking, and user-centric skills


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Students must complete 4 courses.

Suggested Prerequisites

PC Windows 7 SP1+ or Mac OS X 10.9+; recommended graphics card with DX9 (Shader model 3.0) or DX 11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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