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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 $66,336.* 

Start Your Video Game Career
• Choosing a Career
• Salary
• Formal Education versus Learning on Your Own
• Applying for Jobs and Internships
• Writing Your Resume and Building Your Portfolio
• Interviewing for Jobs
• Career Networking
• Alternative Work Situations Succeeding at Your Job

Evolution of Video Games
• History of Video Games
• Pong
• Space Invaders
• Pac-Man
• Zork
• Donkey Kong
• ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
• Super Mario Brothers
• The Legend of Zelda
• John Madden Football
• Tetris
• Sonic the Hedgehog
• Street Fighter II
• Mortal Kombat
• Super Mario Kart
• Myst
• Doom
• Tomb Raider
• Gran Turismo
• Final Fantasy VII
• Half-Life
• Dance Dance Revolution
• Pokιmon Yellow
• The Sims
• Grand Theft Auto III
• World of Warcraft
• Halo 2
• Guitar Hero
• Wii Sports
• Portal
• Little Big Planet
• Farmville
• Angry Birds
• Minecraft
• Uncharted 2
• League of Legends
• Skylanders
• The Walking Dead
• Overwatch
• The Future of Gaming

Video Game Design Principles and Practices
• World Building
• Field of Play and Objectives of Play
• Video Game Analysis
• First Order Optimal Strategies
• Player Motivation
• Pacing, Arc, Scene and Action
• Preparation, Prototyping and Testing
• Character Design
• Mood Boards
• Level Design
• Plotting the Player Path
• Sizing, Wayfinding, Silhouette Design and Choke Points
• Rewarding the Player
• Interface Design and Audio Design
• Understanding Monetization and Funding
• Using Publishers or Going Independent

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.

*Source: /Salary/24fb9adb/Entry-Level

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"I now have a full understanding of the process, examples of illustration, visuals, reading, and practices.'

Jonathan A.