University of Wisconsin–Madison

Enrollment Starts October 2018

Certificate

Work Hard, Play harder

The Game Design Certificate is a joint program between the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction, Art, and Computer Sciences designed to empower students with the skills, understanding, and background to create and produce games independently, to develop a body of work, and gain critical perspectives on games and game design. The certificate will focus on game design in the general sense: creating, testing, and understanding how to design gameplay to be fun and impactful, across board games, video games, gamification, and even classrooms.

Requirements

HOW TO DECLARE CERTIFICATE:

You will be asked if you would like to declare in both Game Design I and Game Design II. If you have already taken Game Design II, decided not to declare, and then decide later that you would like to declare the certificate, please contact us.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS:

Course Course Title Credits
CURRIC 277 Videogames & Learning 3
CURRIC 357 Game Design I 3
CURRIC 432 Game Design II 3
ART 107 Introduction to Digital Forms 3
+

Select 1 Computer Science course from options below

COMP SCI 200 Programming I 3
COMP SCI 301 Introduction to Data Programming 3
COMP SCI 300 Programming II 3
+

Select 1 Art course from options below

ART 428 Digital Imaging Studio 4
ART 429 3D Digital Studio I 4
ART 529 3D Digital Studio II 4