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Video Game Design
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Video Game Design

Now you can learn more about video game design at home in your spare time!

The video game industry had grown significantly over the last few decades meaning that the number of video game careers has also grown. Stratford's home study Video Game Design course is an excellent first step in gaining valuable knowledge that could help you take the first step toward a rewarding new career.

According to the the median annual salary for an entry-level video game designer is $53,265.* A video game design salary can vary depending on the place of employment, educational attainment, and the specific duties performed.
Introduction to Video Games
• History of electronic game development
• Exploration of player motivation
• Geographics, demographics, and psychographics
• Review of game goals, platforms, and genres

Scenarios & Creating Compelling Content
• Story structure, backstory, synopsis, and setting
• Nonlinear and collaborative storytelling
• Visual and verbal character development
• Points-of-view and archetypes
• Game theory, challenges, and strategies
• Interactivity modes, balance, and economies

Levels, Interfaces, and Audio
• Structures of environmental design
• Perspective, style, temporal and spatial features
• Player control
• Manual and visual interface design and usability
• Music, sound design, and dialogue production

Strategy, Team, Process, and Community
• Roles and responsibilities
• Developing the team
• Phases in the game development cycle
• Planning and production
• Prototyping and play testing
• Project management and game documentation
• Marketing, advertising, and public relations
• Sales and promotion
• Views and predictions from experts in the field

*BONUS* This course also includes a DVD that contains various samples of game engines, 3D modeling and animation software, and game demos.

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

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"We sell used video games where I work. This course helped me with some of the game language that I didn’t know. Now, I can help customers find what they are looking for easier."

Jamie B.