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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
English

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California Institute of the Arts

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 1: Ideation

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 11 min), 12 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
3 Key Questions4m
The Video Game Artist3m
Review: Ideation1m
12 readings
Course Structure5m
Course Milestones (Assignments)2m
Academic Integrity2m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
GDD vs. Pitch8m
Final Project Examples10m
Assembling Your Research8m
Understanding Your Market3m
List of Genres5m
Recommendations for peer review (Week 1)10m
The Traditional Game Development Workflow8m
Creating a Production Plan8m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2: Prototyping and Playtesting

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
11 readings
About Prototyping Tools1m
3D Game Engines5m
2D Game Engines5m
Simple Game Engines5m
Mod Kits5m
Board and Card Games8m
Storyboarding8m
Flowcharts8m
Other Methods5m
Playtesting and Data Gathering8m
Playtesting Checklist5m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3: Prototyping and Playtesting continued

2 hours to complete
1 reading
1 reading
About refining your prototype10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4: Visualization

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
In Person: Akash Thakkar17m
2 readings
The Experience8m
Building a Team8m

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