Graduate Certificate in Game Design

Program Format
Boston Residency Requirement|
Entry Terms
Winter: Jan. 9, 2017
Credits Required for Graduation
20 Quarter Hours


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.

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Considering a Masters degree?

Certificate students can also apply all of these courses directly to the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media offered by Northeastern University. The 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.