Video Game Design

Video Game Design
Online Certificates


Video Game Design

Video Game Design

Course fees: $2,495



Certified Video Game Designer

Course fees: $3,695


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About the Program



What Video Game Designers Do

  • Design core features of video games
  • Specify innovative game and role play mechanics, storylines and character biographies
  • Create and maintain design documentation
  • Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Computers & Electronics
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
  • Design
    Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
  • Communications & Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral and visual media


Quick Facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

2016 Median Pay (local) $108,280 per year / $52.06 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience No work experience
On-the-Job Training No on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2016 34,900
Job Outlook, 2016 - 2026 14% (39,700)
Annual Projected Job Openings 2,940
World Education

World Education Partnership

SF State's College of Extended Learning offers this program in partnership with World Education.

World Education offers a large array of courses and eLearning products to meet the needs of their academic partners. World Education's mission is to create a positive learning journey for students by providing superior service, comprehensive content and expert coaching in a format that is available and affordable to all students. They accomplish their purpose when students complete their program ready to meet the expectations and challenges of their industry and are equipped to find employment.