Video Game Foundations Certificate 18 hours

Video Game Foundations
Video Game Foundations
18 hours
This program offered by School of Communications/Electronic
and Photographic Media Department
The certificate in video game foundations identifies the intellectual
and artistic aspects of video games. It is designed to augment
many existing programs of study, such as computer science,
animation, creative writing, interactive media, audio and
filmmaking, helping students to gear their work to participate in the
gaming industry.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses applied
toward the certificates.
For information on general requirements for the certificate, see
Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
• Identify and interpret video and traditional gaming concepts
• Define the cultural and historical significance of the gaming
• Critique video and traditional games from a number of
• Write and tell stories appropriate to the gaming medium
• Collaborate, interact and create shared experiences
• Recognize current industry trends
This certificate consists of 18 required credit hours taken at
Webster University.
Required Courses
• GAME 2000 Introduction to Video Game Theory and Design
(3 hours)
• GAME 2500 Traditional Game Design (3 hours)
• GAME 3000 Video Game Design I (3 hours)
• GAME 3500 History of Video Games (3 hours)
• GAME 4000 Video Game Level Design (3 hours)
• GAME 4500 Video Game Design II (3 hours)
Webster University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Studies Catalog DRAFT