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Computer Science for Game Development

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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Computer Science for Game Development course in collaboration with Harvard University - HarvardX. 

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Overview

The video games of the 1970s and 1980s have never lost their appeal. Pong, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda — these games defined a generation and set the stage for the massive billion-dollar video game industry of today. 

Even among the current blockbuster action-adventure titles, retro indie games play an important role, but how are these games made? What principles do you need to master to become a game designer and create the next hit title?

These courses included in the Computer Science for Game Development programme from Harvard University - HarvardX will lead you through the most popular undergraduate course at Harvard, CS50, an Introduction to Computer Science. 

The first course will introduce you to common programming languages, providing a strong foundation to build the skills necessary to design and develop your own game. The second course will introduce you to the fundamentals of game programming itself.

You’ll explore the design of classic games — and newer titles like Angry Birds and Portal — in a quest to understand how video games are built. Through lectures and hands-on projects, you’ll explore the principles of 2D and 3D computer graphics, animation, sound, and collision detection. You’ll learn how to use frameworks like Unity and LÖVE 2D, as well as languages like Lua and C#. Join now to program your own games and gain a thorough understanding of game design and development.

Job Outlook

  • Employment of software developers is projected to grow 24% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. (source: Occupational Outlook Handbook)
  • The average base pay for game developers is $101,932 per year. (source: Glassdoor)
  • The gaming industry is growing quickly and is projected to reach $180 billion by 2021. (source: The Motley Fool)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • CS50's Introduction to Computer Science
  • CS50's Introduction to Game Development

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 6 months
    • 6 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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    162 USD/full
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    162 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 162 USD for the full programme during 6 months.

Funding

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