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RIT’s Game Design and Development Programme: Online Courses on edX

Rochester Institute of Technology's X series on Game Design and Development offers to develop the skills required to be a successful video game designer.

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What can be better than turning a hobby to a successful career option? Rochester Institute of Technology's X series on Game Design and Development offers just that. It helps develop the skills required to be a successful video game designer

In this X-series, Rochester Institute of Technology's Game Design and Development faculty and the director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong National Museum of Play will be there to answer all the queries.

One can learn how various roles within the video game design discipline work together, helping one dive deeper into their area of interest and the career paths available. RIT's Game Design and Development program is ranked third in the Princeton Review's "Top Schools for Video Game Design for 2016" and has been in the Top 10 for years.

Students who have successfully completed the RIT program have been hired to work at some of the industry's top employers, including Amazon Games, Apple, Bungie Studios, EA Games, Epic Games to name a few.

This is a series of 5 self paced courses that can be taken in any order and costs $49 per course. However it is recommended that Elements of Gameplay Programming for Video Game Designers be taken last in the sequence whenever possible.

What course-takers will learn?

  • The origin and evolution of game mechanics and its effective integration into video games
  • The design process and method of balancing a game's design and mechanics for optimum effect
  • How different industry roles collaborate to produce, market, and ship a video game
  • How engines and different assets are created and brought together to build a video game
  • How to create some simple elements of running game code

Courses in this XSeries Program

This is a series of 5 courses that can be taken in any order, however we recommend that Elements of Gameplay Programming for Video Game Designers be taken last in the sequence whenever possible.

RIT’s Game Design and Development Programme

Video Game Design and Balance

Learn about the video game design process and experiment with effective methods for balancing a game's mechanics.

Course begins on January 2, 2017

It is a self-paced course, click here to know more and register.

Video Game Asset Creation and Process

Learn about the tools, processes and platforms that allow video game assets to be created and assembled into a commercial game.

Course begins on March 6, 2017

It is a self-paced course, click here to know more and register.

Video Game Design: Teamwork & Collaboration

Learn how a team comes together to create, market and deliver a video game.

Course begins om July 24, 2016

For further information and to register, click here.

Gameplay Programming for Video Game Designers

Learn how to create the best gameplay by understanding algorithmic thinking in simple programming problems and applying it to game design

Course begins on September 11, 2017

For further information and to register, click here

Video Game Design History

Learn about the evolution of video games from experts at The Strong National Museum of Play, the world's largest collection of video game materials.

Course is self-paced, for further information and to register, click here.

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