Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media with a concentration in Game Design
Graduate Certificate in Game Design

Program Format
Hybrid|Online|
Curriculum
Entry Terms
Winter: January 11, 2016
Spring: April 11, 2016
Credits Required for Graduation
49 Quarter Hours (MPS in Digital Media)
20 Quarter Hours (Graduate Certificate in Game Design)

Overview

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Digital Media program provides state-of-the-art digital media courses in moving image, information design, and narrative structure—elements that are critical to producing and developing content-rich and interactive experiences as part of a game design career. New innovations, breakthrough technologies, and changing consumer habits are redefining the media landscape—fueling demand for media professionals who can apply the latest tools and techniques to create compelling digital content.

The MPS in Digital Media with a concentration in Game Design is ideal for individuals with backgrounds in software, marketing, communications, gaming, video production, animation, design, or programming who want to expand their skill set to include narrative, visual, and interactive design and programming

Graduate Certificate in Game Design
Individuals interested in earning a Graduate Certificate in Game Design must complete five 12-week courses.

The Graduate Certificate in Game Design is ideal for:

  • Tech industry professionals who want to expand their skill set to include game design and programming
  • Game artists, writers, and producers who want to learn to design games while deepening their understanding of other technical aspects of game development
  • Any college graduate who understands the fundamentals of programming and visual design and wants to explore career possibilities in the game design industry

All certificate classes are full credit-bearing graduate courses. Certificate students can also apply all of these courses directly to the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media offered by Northeastern University.

Program Objectives

  • Improve your understanding of visual language concepts and systems
  • Examine the fundamentals of multimedia programming
  • Study character and story development across a variety of digital media
  • Explore the basics of sound design
  • Evaluate the concepts of sequencing, transformation, and motion through time and space
  • Become more familiar with video, 2-D, and other non-computer-based animation, motion graphics, and sound design techniques


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