Game Design Program

Game Design Program

Study game design and turn your passion for games into a career

Accelerate your career as a game designer

Learn game design with a professional game designer as your mentor, and pursue a career in the exciting games industry.

Discover what it takes to design and launch a successful video game. Using AAA case studies, you'll learn to build immersive game levels and interfaces in Unreal Engine, and combine different gameplay systems to create engaging experiences. 

Benefits of this game design program:

  • Expert guidance from leading game designers
  • 100% online. Learn from anywhere
  • Financial aid for those who qualify
  • Career services and a supportive online community

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Get your career off to a great start!

Hussian College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC), and has partnered with industry trainer CG Spectrum to deliver quality 3D modeling programs to prepare you for a fulfilling career in the entertainment industry.

Advance your career with mentorship from established industry professionals who will share their insights as you build job skills and a polished portfolio to show employers. Inquire today!

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Credential

Certificate

Study duration

16 months

Delivery Mode

Online

Start date

Jun 1, 2022

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Build a professional portfolio that speaks for itself

Stand out in a competitive industry. See the kind of work you could be creating and adding to your game design portfolio.

What you'll learn in the game design program

Get more out of your education with a quality curriculum, career services, live weekly sessions with your industry mentor, plus support, regular events, and networking in our amazing online community.

Before you can begin building a game you need a basic understanding of game design theory. We'll look at HOW things should be designed, WHY they work, and WHAT you need to do to make a compelling game. See how a platform can change the game design in fundamental ways, and how the differences must be adapted across genres. 

Don’t let the word ‘theory’ fool you! Expect to play a LOT of games in the name of research. Every great designer must know how to analyze, deconstruct and understand how each game differs and why. You'll achieve this by learning how to paper design and concept, getting the hang of writing a level design specification, and ensuring level functionality and other technical needs are met. 

It's very easy for game designers to get wrapped up in design theories and ideas. But most game ideas need to be touched, felt, played and tested sooner rather than later. In this course, you’ll learn how to bring your ideas to life and find out what goes into making a fun and compelling game. 

Great ideas are a dime a dozen, being able to execute them well is more important. Using the concepts, processes and theories you’ve learned so far, you’ll learn how to validate and express your ideas then apply your new skills and knowledge of level and game systems design to tackle more complex level design problems and areas by creating your own playable game prototype in Unreal Engine. 

Action and combat are an important part of many different games and genres. This semester is about learning how to design and create great AAA combat and action games for PC and consoles.

You'll take all of the theory and basic understanding of the Unreal Engine from the previous semester and apply it to make a game to show off in your portfolio. 

Go from having an idea for a game to designing the game systems, designing a fun level, then implementing it in Unreal Engine so that others can play it using a custom toolkit. You'll have all the assets and tools you need to build a game, even if you are not an artist or programmer.  

Discover how to polish and present your portfolio to impress employers, learn how to network and market yourself effectively, and understand how to tap into the hidden job market.

Learn all you need to know to take your work and package it up for post-study employment. You'll explore avenues to host your work on industry websites to gain visibility, as well as ways to host work on your own site in a professional manner. 

As a student you also get access to career services to get clear on your career goals, polish your CV/resume and portfolio, write appealing application letters. You'll also get an insight into freelancing: finding work, discussing finances, and applying standards for private client-based work. 

Graduate feeling ready and confident to kick-start your career in this exciting industry!

Equipment & software

For a complete list of program software and minimum computer system requirements please download the  Hussian College Catalog.

Meet your mentors

All of our mentors are carefully vetted industry professionals who have worked at major studios on feature films and video games. Meet with your mentor each week for a live Q&A call and receive recorded personalized critiques on your assignments. See who you could be learning from!

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Need financial aid? See if you qualify

Learn more about your financial aid options, what you may be eligible for, and how to apply.
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