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    Certified Video Game Designer

    Includes Video Game Design and Web Games, Apps, and Sites Development!
    Are you interested in seeing how to create interactive video games, web experiences with virtual reality, web games, 360 on the web, dynamic web pages and voice controlled mobile apps? If so, this is the perfect program for you!
    3 Students Enrolled Occupation: Video Game Designer
    3 Students Enrolled Occupation: Video Game Designer
    $3,695.00

    Additional information

    Hours: 685
    Duration: 12 months


    Language: English
    Level: Beginner
    WE-IT-15201

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    Program Description

    Our online game design course is ideal for anyone who has ever considered a career as a video game designer. Our "learn anytime, from anywhere" approach to learning affords students greater flexibility by allowing them to advance at their own pace, from the comfort of their own homes. Our award winning Video Game Design and Basics of Programming online game design course is also great for amateur gamers looking to increase their knowledge of computer game design and programming. The course combines computer graphics concepts, computer aided instruction and marketing in a highly user-friendly program that requires no prior knowledge of video gaming or graphics programming. These skills are covered in our engaging, project-centered virtual internships which provide students with hands-on experience in real-world situations. Over the course of your training, you will have the freedom to concentrate on any phase of the computer game design process, from the initial planning phase, through the design of computer-generated characters and environments, and various areas of computer programming. The course includes numerous digital videos and interactive multi-media presentations that focus on the technical and interpersonal, project and time management skills you'll need to work for a real computer game design company. You'll also develop and manage complex video game environments a variety of related visualization applications. Online Game Design Course Curriculum: • Game design, creation and integration • Programming skills • Storytelling • Game play scripting • Character development • Art and animation • Audio Production • Project management techniques This media-rich program provides learners with an engaging project-based learning experience creating rich web experiences. This program provides hands-on experiences creating, coding, and producing interactive content, including Web Games, 360/VR Sites, Voice Controlled Apps, Business Websites, Interactive Marketing, and using the prime web technologies of today. Understanding how content and design can drive interactivity and engagement is crucial for today’s competitive web landscape. Gaining the fundamentals of how to create experiences using the most common languages of the internet (HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) is a crucial first step to a high-demand career. Along the way, students will learn critical thinking skills, apply STEM, develop confidence, and build a college and career-ready portfolio that will help them take their next steps to their future. Learners do not need any previous coding, game design or web development experience to complete this program. Get started today on the journey to your new, rewarding, and in-demand career!

    Learning Objectives

    • Creating purpose and constraints for your game • Game design models • Using game concepts to create actions • Building, testing, and packaging your game • Understand basics of HTML5 and CSS3 and how JavaScript can add behavior to an app or site. • Explain what an application life cycle process is and its value to a developer. • Demonstrate the process of constructing and validating a web page using the W3C validator tool kit. • Explain the basic differences between desktop, web and mobile devices and how they affect good application design. • Explain the types of intellectual property and why it is important to protect them as part of an application or site development project. • Understand how the promise and challenge of IOT, Blockchain, AI and other new technologies are going to impact the industry and career growth. • Understand trends in web security and cyber threats. • Explain the differences between browser, web devices, smart devices, and mobile devices as it relates to good app design. • Understand the diversity of device operating systems and how it impacts initial design and development decisions. • Explain which application life cycle is the right choice for a first-time independent developer. • Demonstrate an understanding of building a virtual reality experience for the web and mobile market. • Understand the differences between cloud servers, web servers, hosting services and when each is the best option. • Develop a launch plan and quality assurance and maintenance program for a new web application. • Demonstrate the process of creating a web and mobile game as part of a marketing strategy. • Demonstrate an understanding of project management, the project management triangle and weighing choices. • Understand the importance of graphics and branding as part of the user experience design. • Understand the basic web protocols including TCP/IP and how-to code, decode and communicate data safely. • Demonstrate how to combine HTML, CSS3 and JavaScript

    Courses Included

    • Video Game Design
    • Web Games, Apps, and Sites Development

    Syllabus

    Video Game Design Module I. Project 1 a. Phase 1 - Defining Your Game Purpose i. Certification Section I 1. Game Engines and Programming 2. Programs Are… 3. Writing a Program 4. Printing and Text 5. Do Loops 6. Debugging b. Phase 2 - Setting the Criteria and Constraints for Your Game i. Certification Section II 1. Variables 2. Math 3. Random Numbers 4. For/Next Loops 5. Array Basics 6. Data Statements c. Phase 3 - Researching Existing Game Design Models i. Certification Section III 1. 2D and 3D Game Worlds 2. Objects 3. Cameras d. Phase 4 - Brainstorming Your Game Concept, Action, and Story i. Certification Section IV 1. Human Input 2. Collision 3. Textures 4. Sounds 5. Producing Your Game 6. Making an EXE e. Phase 5 - Building Your Game Prototype f. Phase 6 - Testing and Evaluating Your Game g. Phase 7 - Packaging, Pitching and Presenting Your Game II. Project 2 a. Edutainment Game for Game Competition (Optional) i. Certification Tutorials 1. Level Design 2. Adding Levels 3. Advanced Display Web Games, Apps, and Sites Development Module Lesson 1: Web Apptrepreneurs Web Tech • Project - Text Adventure Game Website • Tools of the Trade Part 1 - Cloud Code IDE • Project Flying Monkey Lesson 2: Professionalism and Web Careers, Legal and IP, Ethics in the Workplace • Project - Bucket of Frogs Game Web App • Tutorials - Web Design Basics HTML5 • Tutorials - Using HTML5 and Building Validatable Web Pages - Boilerplate 1.0 Lesson 3: Learning About the Target Audience and the Client • Project - Your Company's Business Card App • Project - Spinner Web and Mobile App Lesson 4: Reliability of Web Content - Validity of Information Lesson 5: Creating the Client's Page Visuals • Project - Professional Resume/CV Portfolio Lesson 6: Cyber Warfare and Web Security • Tutorials - Introduction to Web Layout with CSS3 Lesson 7: Creating Web Friendly Text Images Video Lesson 8: Creating 360 Web Experiences - Trends in Web Technology • Project - 360 Experience Applied - Trends in Web Technology • Tutorials - Using CSS3 Lesson 9: IOT Internet of Things - Trends in Web Technology • Project Marketing - Cookie Game Game Project and Applied Life Cycle Lesson 10: BlockChain - Trends in Web Technology • Tutorials - Using Forms Lesson 11: Project Management, Project Planning and QA • Project - Voice Control App Lesson 12: AI and the Web - Trends in Web Technology • Project AI Game • Tutorials - Website Basics Template 2.0 Lesson 13: Web Servers, Protocols, Server and Client-Side Applications Lesson 14: Virtual Reality and the Web - Trends in Web Technology • Project - Virtual World Creation Solar System the Musical • Project - Restaurant Website [Instructors Choice - SkillsUSA model]

    Requirements

    Prerequisites

    No prior game design, programming or graphics programming experience are necessary. It is helpful to have a basic familiarity with computers. A high school level of mathematics, reading and writing is required.

    Materials

    • All materials accessed online, and are included in course

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)

    Certification

    At the end of this course, the learner will have the opportunity to earn an International Industry Recognized Certification (IIRC) offered by the Web Professionals Association. The International Industry Recognized Certification exam delivered by the WebProfessionals.org association can only be taken by a learner who has successfully completed the course and achieved a minimum course score of 80% on all required projects. The student must present a complete portfolio to their instructor with their project works and an Ethics in the Workplace Certificate. This course Certificate may be stacked with other specific Web Professional Association credentials so the learner may earn advanced Associate Level International Industry Recognized Certifications. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.

    Features

    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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