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Certificate in Game Production & Development

Certificate in Game Production & Development Online


Program Overview

Check Out What's In Store With Our Certificate in Game Production & Development


A love of gaming is a good start, but you’ll need more to break into the highly competitive world of game design. Gain the necessary skills and knowledge with the Game Production and Development certificate online program from Arkansas State University. Increase your proficiency for 2D design and 3D animation to develop sought-after games.

icon $2,322 Total Tuition
icon As few as 8 months Program Duration
icon 9 Credit Hours
icon $2,322 Total Tuition
icon As few as 8 months Program Duration
icon 9 Credit Hours
Have questions or need more information about A‑State's online programs?

This affordable game development certificate online program gives you a firm foundation in digital game development using industry standards. Deepen your skills in the animation, rendering, lighting and texturing of 3D game assets. Create your own game concepts. Plus, you can apply the courses in this certificate program as credit when you enroll in an A-State undergraduate degree program.

Learn industry-relevant skills that employers are looking for:

  • Best practices in digital game development and production
  • 2D and basic 3D animation design

Prepare for careers like these:

  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Game Artist
  • Quality Assurance in Game Play

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Tuition

Learn More About Our Affordable Tuition


Our Certificate in Game Production & Development online program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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Total Tuition $2,322
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $258
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$218.00 $40.00 $258.00 $654.00 $120.00 $774.00

Calendar

Take Note of These Important Dates


Our Certificate in Game Production & Development online program is designed to be flexible and convenient, featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year. Add to your education while continuing to work.

Next Start & Application Due Dates:

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Spring 2022 7 wk 01/11/2022 02/25/2022 12/15/2021 12/17/2021 01/06/2022 01/07/2022 02/11/2022
7 wk 03/07/2022 04/29/2022 02/21/2022 02/25/2022 03/03/2022 03/04/2022 04/15/2022
Summer 2022 5 wk 05/31/2022 07/01/2022 05/16/2022 05/20/2022 05/26/2022 05/27/2022 06/17/2022
5 wk 07/05/2022 08/05/2022 06/20/2022 06/24/2022 06/30/2022 07/01/2022 07/22/2022
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Admissions

Be Sure to Review the Following Requirements


To apply to our Certificate in Game Production & Development online program, you must have a high school diploma with at least a 2.75 GPA or GED score of 500 (if taken before 2002) or 525 (if taken in or after 2002). Review full admission requirements below.

  • When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps in the application process.
  • Select three emphasis areas and submit this form.
  • Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit an official High School Transcript with at least a 2.75 GPA or GED score of 500 (if taken prior to 2002) or 525 (if taken in or since 2002). The High School/GED requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 13 or more transferrable college credit hours.
  • Submit official Test Scores (e.g., ACT and SAT). Test scores are considered official if they are delivered directly to us from a testing center or from your high school on your official transcript. Test scores are valid for a period of five years from the date of the exam. The test score requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 24 or more transferrable college credit hours.
    • ACT test scores of 21 or greater on the composite score as well as 19 on the Math, Reading, and English sub-scores
    • SAT test score of 1070
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework.
  • No remediation courses are available for this program. If a student does not show test scores that clear the need for remediation, they must show completion of or readiness for the following program courses:
    • English requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of English Composition I, English Composition II, or Writing Fundamentals with a grade of C or better.
    • Math requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of College Algebra or Intermediate Algebra with a grade of D or better.
  • No conditional admission status is available for this program.
  • Foreign born students must submit an attested or notarized copy of their high school diploma in English. Students seeking to transfer from a non-U.S. university or college must submit official transcripts from these institutions. Transcripts will be evaluated by Arkansas State University. Proof of English proficiency may be required.

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses

Deepen Your Understanding of Our Game Production & Development Courses


To earn your Certificate in Game Production & Development online, you will complete the following three courses (9 credit hours).

GRFX 1223: Introduction to Digital Game Development

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the foundations and fundamentals of digital game development using industry standards. Practical application of the tools, techniques and concepts to build a basic 3D game are also taught.

GRFX 2223: Digital Game Asset Creation

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the process and tools used in game asset creation, including 3D modeling and 2D sprite design.

GRFX 2233: Digital Game Production Design

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to animation, rendering, lighting and texturing of 3D game assets in an environment. Includes best practices for platforms such as VR.

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