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Game Design: Art and Concepts

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Create Imaginative Games

Stemming from the principles of storytelling and design established in CalArts’ renowned Animation programs, this Specialization lays a primary foundation for experimentation and exploration of video game design, story, character development, and winning gameplay before programming begins. These four courses emphasize the self-reliance and personal expression of the gaming artist, and encourage you to take conceptual risks and develop new modes of expression and form through gaming. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll put your creative skills to work by generating an engaging game design document for a personal game project, outlining the conceptual, narrative and aesthetic elements of your game.

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Hours 111
Instructors Fran Krause, Dariush Derakhshani, Théotime Vaillant
Language English
Subjects Programming Art & Design Humanities

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Game Advisor 2 $46k

3D Animation/SFX & Game Design Instructor $53k

Game Management $59k

Game Coordinator $61k

Adventures in Game Design Instructor $66k

Video Game Design Instructor $66k

Video Game Design Instructor Lead $68k

Game Design Instructor $77k

Independent Game Design $79k

Game Developer 1 $92k

Game Engineer 2 $97k

Game Designer and Integrator $107k

Courses in this Specialization

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Oct
12

Introduction to Game Design

Welcome! This course is an introduction to the primary concepts of gaming, and an exploration of how these basic concepts affect the way gamers interact with our games. In this...

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Oct
5

Story and Narrative Development for Video Games

In this course, you will examine how storytelling acts as a vital mechanism for driving video gameplay forward. Looking at several historical and contemporary games, you will be...

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Oct
12

World Design for Video Games (You were viewing this course)

Start creating your world. A game world is not just a backdrop for your game—be it minimal or detailed, contained or part of a much bigger universe, it provides the context for...

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Oct
5

Character Design for Video Games

In this course you will explore concepts and approaches involved in creating successful character designs that can be applied to video games. Following a first week delving into...

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Oct
5

Game Design Document: Define the Art & Concepts

The Capstone project is a place for you to develop your game idea into a fully-fleshed proposal. A game design document is your game bible, the go-to document that defines the...

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From California Institute of the Arts via Coursera
Hours 111
Instructors Fran Krause, Dariush Derakhshani, Théotime Vaillant
Language English
Subjects Programming Art & Design Humanities

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Game Advisor 2 $46k

3D Animation/SFX & Game Design Instructor $53k

Game Management $59k

Game Coordinator $61k

Adventures in Game Design Instructor $66k

Video Game Design Instructor $66k

Video Game Design Instructor Lead $68k

Game Design Instructor $77k

Independent Game Design $79k

Game Developer 1 $92k

Game Engineer 2 $97k

Game Designer and Integrator $107k

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