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Delivery Options: IN CLASS
The Certificate in Video Game Development for Secondary School Students will consist of three 60-hour courses designed for youths aged 13 to 16 who are interested in learning about the design and development process of video game production.
This certificate covers both the creative and technical aspects of video game production, including principles of visual, graphic and game design, digital media tools like Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash for producing both still and animated graphics, and object-oriented programming for creating interactivity. This certificate is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills needed to plan, design, write, test, debug and share video games for the web and mobile devices, as well as to expose students to possible areas of specialization in game development careers.
This program will appeal to students who are looking for an introduction to design theory, computer programming skills, and the digital media technology needed to produce interactive video games for both web browsers and mobile devices. Skills acquired in this certificate are applicable for students going on to study digital media arts and computer science.
Registrations for this program are made with Active Living...
In Person: Main Floor, Kinesiology Complex, 2500 University Drive
Courses are taught in computer labs at the main campus on weekdays during July and August.
Students take courses over the summer months as part of the University of Calgary Camps for Kids program and can complete it during one summer.
You can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later; however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission to the certificate program as early as possible. Once admitted, you can be confident you have locked in the requirements leading to your graduation.
The Certificate in Video Game Development for Secondary School Students is restricted to students entering grades 7 – 10; students must be turning age 13 on or before September 1.
To graduate, students must successfully complete the following course requirements:
- ICT 721 Video Game Development Level 1
- ICT 722 Video Game Development Level 2
- ICT 723 Video Game Development Level 3