Game Design and Development Specialization

Build a Game Using Unity 3D

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Earn a Certificate

  • Specialization via Coursera and Michigan State University
  • $395 for 6 months
  • 3 courses + capstone project

Overview

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. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll build an original market-ready game while interacting with a supportive community of designers and developers. 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.

Incentives & Benefits

Upon completing this Specialization, you will have a solid foundation to work toward an industry role as a gameplay designer, level designer, technical designer, technical artist, programmer, or video game producer.

What You'll Learn

  • Pitch a game concept and create a prototype
  • Develop, test, and polish a working market-ready game
  • Understand the video game industry from a business and marketing perspective

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