Game Development Certificate

Learn the principles of game development and how to analyze, design, build and document a game, complete with realistic audio and video output. You'll study computer animation logic and programming, data representation and visualization, and motion capture technologies. 

To be awarded this certificate, students must complete and be awarded an undergraduate degree. For more information about adding an undergraduate certificate, see your advisor.

Program Highlights

  • Work with a visualization engineer on a gaming project
  • Engage with projects from industry 
  • State-of-the-art facilities include an immersive visualization lab. 
  • Pairs well with a major in Art, Graphic Design or Software Engineering 

Program Distinctions

  • Visualization Lab in our Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility is run by full-time Visualization Engineer Mark Gill
  • 1 of 2 Minnesota schools accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineers Technology.
  • Students worked with the National Center for Autonomous Technologies to build virtual worlds for the 2021 MATE Rov Competition. Students developed software used in the virtual spaces and supported the live event. 

Popular Careers

  • Game Programmer
  • Game Developer
  • Video Game Product Manager
  • Software Engineer in Gameplay
  • Game Designer
  • Unity Developer

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