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Game Design Certificate 

Leverage your interests and take your place in the dynamic, fast-growing video game industry. EKU’s 100% online game design certificate provides students with the technical skills and real-world knowledge needed to become a leader in the field that is bigger than the film and music industries combined. Students gain advanced understanding in a range of concepts, from aesthetics to immersion, which provides a competitive edge in the job market. Graduates are prepared to take on key positions with excellent salary potential.


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 12 hours
Tuition: $611 per credit hour
                  $325 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: 0
Career Options: Game programmer, video-game developer, tools programmer, simulations programmer, game engineer, game designer


What sets our program apart?
Learn essential skills for today’s digital work environment. Rooted in both theory and practical applications, our fully-accredited online programs blend academic and professional preparation through course topics such as game design and theory, game production and publication, and online game and application design.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Multiple start dates
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees
  • Faculty with 30 years of real-world experience publishing games and running successful game studios 

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.