Graduate Certificate in Game Design
|Also available 100% Online||No|
|Credits Required for Graduation||20|
|Entry Terms||Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter (excl F1 visa applicants)|
|Meets International Visa Requirements||No|
Game design is one of the fastest growing fields in entertainment, business, and education. From healthcare to political science, companies use games to educate their constituents and enhance employee skills.
The Game Design Graduate Certificate offers a practice-oriented approach to the art and science of game making. The program emphasizes visual design and programming for video games, and fosters conceptual understanding of the principles of game design for all varieties of games – from educational board games to iPhone games.
Courses in this program also serve as a concentration in the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media.
NOTE: Due to website maintenance, course links are temporarily redirecting to the Northeastern University Registrar website. Please use that tool to locate class schedules.
Please note: Students who started this program prior to Fall 2016 should follow the curriculum reflected on their DegreeWorks audits via the self-service tab of their myNEU portal. Please consult your advisor with any questions.
Required Core Courses
Complete all of the following courses:
|DGM 6308||Intermediate Programming for Digital Media||4 q.h.|
|DGM 6400||Game Design Fundamentals||4 q.h.|
|DGM 6405||Game Development||4 q.h.|
|DGM 6408||Game Design Algorithms and Data Structures||4 q.h.|
|DGM 6410||Game Design Technology Lab||4 q.h.|
Required minimum credit hours: 20 q.h.
Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.
- Online application
- Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
- Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
- Official undergraduate degree documentation
- Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines
For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.
All requirements must be received prior to review.
Estimated total tuition for this program is $12,920.00.
Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.
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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.
*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.