About this Specialization

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Break into the video game industry with theoretical, technical, and business knowledge from one of the world’s best programs. This Specialization covers the theoretical and practical foundations of video game production using the Unity 3D game engine. The Specialization is taught by faculty at Michigan State University with over fifty years of combined experience building games and teaching game production. Michigan State University is one of the top-rated game design and development programs in North America. You’ll learn to develop a game concept; prototype, test, and iterate on your ideas; and navigate licensing, marketing, and other business considerations. The specialization builds a solid foundation for industry roles as a gameplay designer, level designer, technical designer, technical artist, programmer, or producer. The capstone partner for the specialization is the online game portal Kongregate, which provides an avenue for distribution of the capstone project, as well as a pathway for monetization for aspiring game developers.
Learner Career Outcomes
86%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
11%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
86%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
11%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Game Development

4.8
stars
4,318 ratings
1,338 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Principles of Game Design

4.4
stars
1,375 ratings
363 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Business of Games and Entrepreneurship

4.4
stars
821 ratings
157 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Game Development for Modern Platforms

4.8
stars
802 ratings
180 reviews

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