How to get Started in Game Development

Code: PROG1675

Course description

There's never been a better time to start a career in the game development industry. Games can be found on computers, the Web, gaming consoles, and virtually every mobile tablet and phone. Industry forecasts indicate that gaming will be worth close to $100 billion dollars in the next two years. Talented, creative, and enthusiastic people are in great demand in this industry. Whether you want to start your own indie game project in your basement or work with a small creative team or for a large game development studio, this course will prepare you to start developing your own games. You'll start by learning the fundamentals of game development and get an overview of game genres, platforms, and audiences. Next, you'll learn tools and techniques to help you make better design decisions and achieve greater efficiencies as you develop your own games. You'll learn why many games fail and how to ensure your games are positioned for success. During the course, you'll gain hands-on experience in many of the game development processes. By the end of the course, you'll have the experience and confidence to start developing your own game. Finally, we'll go behind the scenes of the game design industry to see how it started and where it's headed. You'll learn about the various roles in game development and how to pursue a career in the industry. When you complete the course, you'll be ready to start developing games right away!

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

 
Start Date
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Jun. 16, 2021
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Aug. 16, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

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Start Date: Jul. 14, 2021
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Sep. 13, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Aug. 18, 2021
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Oct. 18, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.