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Marketing CommunicationsProduct DevelopmentPlanningNew Product DevelopmentEntrepreneurship

Learner Career Outcomes

25%

started a new career after completing these courses

29%

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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Show Me the Money!

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 75 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
The Business of Videogames6m
Funding Models - Part 16m
Funding Models - Part 28m
Where are Games Sold?12m
How do You Make Money?5m
IP - Intellectual Property4m
IP - Copyright11m
IP- Patents and Trade Secrets6m
IP - Protecting Yourself9m
4 readings
Welcome to the Dark Side...10m
The Game Industry and Making Money10m
The IP Conundrum...10m
Template for SWOT Analysis10m
3 practice exercises
Reflecting on Games and Money30m
The Game Industry and Money30m
Intellectual Property30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Games are Made of People

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 65 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
It's About the People7m
Project Management Techniques6m
Complexity and Iteration6m
SCRUM4m
Project Management Tools6m
Leadership5m
Leadership Qualities6m
Leadership Style7m
Leadership Tasks5m
5 readings
A Game Production Primer10m
Project Management Tools and Techniques10m
SCRUM in 10 Minutes10m
The Foundations of Leadership10m
Production Schedule Template Documents10m
3 practice exercises
Teamwork Fundamentals Quiz30m
Project Management Quiz30m
Leadership Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Pitching Your Game and Yourself

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 74 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Public Speaking - What Works?8m
Effective Visuals5m
How to Demo Your Game7m
Getting a Job...9m
Perfecting the Resume8m
Finding a Game Job9m
Interviewing8m
Interested People Are Interesting6m
5 readings
Some Notes on Your Personal or Game Pitch10m
Positioning Yourself10m
The Portfolio10m
Going Indy...10m
Pitching Yourself...10m
1 practice exercise
The Art of the Demo30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Entrepreneurship and Starting a Company

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 47 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Entrepreneurship7m
Launching a Business6m
Business Structures8m
Business Planning7m
Client Communication7m
Physical Communication6m
4 readings
Your Friends are NOT a Company10m
Launching a Business10m
Work for Hire and Clients10m
Competitive Analysis Templates and Discussion10m
2 practice exercises
Launching a Business Quiz30m
Work for Hire Communication Quiz30m

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