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Approx. 7 hours to complete
English

Skills you will gain

Level DesignArtVideo Game DesignGame Design

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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 7 hours to complete
English

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California Institute of the Arts

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to World Design

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 9 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Properties and Rules2m
Story, the vertical spine2m
Making a game world1m
6 readings
About this course5m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
Academic Integrity2m
Causes and Consequences3m
Considering Game Worlds3m
Example: Week 1 Assignment5m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Do Your Research

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Aesthetics & Gameplay3m
Clockworks1m
Questions3m
Back to the rulebook2m
Make it yours1m
Shuffle your ideas1m
2 readings
Strategies for shuffling your ideas1m
Example: Week 2 Assignment8m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The Way You Move

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Level Design2m
Bordering the World1m
The Garden3m
Navigation and Time1m
Moveset2m
From point A to point B3m
Linear vs. Non-Linear2m
The Grey Box1m
4 readings
The Bigger Picture8m
Two types of navigation8m
Level design in local spaces8m
Example: Week 3 Assignment8m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

A Whole World

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 17 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Anchoring the world down4m
An Atmosphere1m
Lighting is key3m
Colors1m
Final Round2m
4 readings
In the Shadows8m
Color your world5m
Example: Week 4 Assignment8m
Course Credits2m

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