• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 29 months
    Duration
The Game Design (Online) program at Full Sail University, designed to enhance your ability to work in a game studio environment, is comprised of high-level game design and production courses that will take you deep into the game development pipeline.
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Overview

Some people see games from the inside out – from the mechanics and levels, to the experiences that make people want to play for hours on end. 

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a game designer, and are as passionate about the craft as you are about the end creation – you're not alone.

In the Game Design (Online) program at Full Sail University , you’ll cover key industry concepts influencing both systems and level designs that will prepare you to prototype and evaluate your game projects.

Course highlights

  • Game Mechanics - In this course, students learn how pacing and thematic structures incorporate conflict resolution and generate a plausible challenge and reward system.
  • Game Balancing ‐ Students learn how to use level-design and gameplay-design fundamentals to create levels that capitalize on the strengths of their own designs while also learning about communicating to the player through a user interface.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 29 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Presentation
  • Psychology of Play
  • Technology in the Entertainment and Media Industries
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Design Tools
  • Game Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Interview with Admissions Representative
    • Seat deposit of $200.00 
    • High school/secondary school transcript 
    • Verification of language proficiency if your native language is not English
    • Financial guarantee
    • Copy of Government identification (passport or government-issued I.D.)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 29 months.
  • National

    22344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 29 months.
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Funding

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